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.Â 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.
Fantastic local vibe, never crowded, and diverse and varied runs. No, it's not Vail. But you don't come here for that. You come for the laid-back vibe, the family friendly amenities, and the great staff. Plus of course excellent skiing. You can cover the entire mountain several times in a day, but it's never boring. Plenty of tree skiing if you want that, plus a ton of back country skiing if you want to hike. Limited food options in the resort village, so if eating out is your thing, you're probably better off staying in town.
Family wanted to "see snow this winter" since we don't have any in Albuquerque, I was extremely pleased with this place, prices were good, easy to park (we did park in the overflow, but a vans run every 5-10 minutes). You can tell the staff is been treated good, they are happy in their jobs and really helpful with any request. This place is beautiful and we are making plans to visit again before the season is over.
First time here. Great place for family and couples. Colorado bulldog drink was good. If u want to ski ,,ect but Your girl wants to shop they have that.Downs: Tubing not on set schedule even though web site says differently.Ski lifts just for skiers??? Even if I am paying just to go up? It seems like good place overall.I will return
Lack of snow is a bummer but what they are doing to provide a man made skiing experience is amazing! Don’t let the front side dirt and grass keep you away. I have enjoyed three days thus far of packed powder feeling skiing. Bring your good skis as coverage on skiable terrain is excellent. Beside what they have been lacking in snow has been made up by a great customer experience. The staff has been super accommodating, the new hot tub is crystal clean and delightfully hot. Yea lack of snow sucks but spending time with no phone, no computer and wife in hand is proving to be a nice silver lining!
We stayed in a 3 bedroom and it was great. The pool was warm, hot tub hot and rooms all clean. Access to the mountain was easy. Night life is a little lacking, but since we were with our kids, I didn't mind. I would definitely stay again.