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Purgatory Resort

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About Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views. Averaging 260 inches of snow annually, Purgatory is known for consistent, dry powder from frequent storms, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Purgatory features 1,360 acres of skiable terrain, 88 trails, 10 lifts, five terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet. Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named "Best Ski Value" by TripAdvisor 2012-2014, there are many ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Purgatory.


Cody Burket

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We visited purgatory for the summer activities. The staff were all super friendly and professional. We had kids with us ages 2 to 12 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. Definitely worth a visit!

John Damon Davis

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
An absolutely gorgeous mountain. The resort offers a wide variety of trails. Plenty of doubles a single blacks to keep us experienced skiers entertain but it also sports a wide variety of blues and greens. Even though it's a fairly large resort they somehow manage to keep a "small" feel. PS. The run names are good at keeping in the theme

Ian Bouchier

Sunday, April 22, 2018
They might not have the most snow but they do have the best atmosphere and friendliest staff. I've never seen a mountain try so hard to keep it fun/exciting. Can you say you ride a new park every week and a perfectly cut half pipe? Because we can!!!

scot hansen

Saturday, June 16, 2018
What a very cool place. The staff that was able to come in during the fire was above and beyond. We loved the place.

Amanda Rathgeber

Friday, June 1, 2018
Great place to take the kids for activities. If you purchase tickets in advance it's a great deal. The staff is friendly and great with kids.

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