Purgatory Resort

A winter paradise in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is the perfect family vacation destination. It's known for its unmatched scenery, terrain for all abilities and a vibrant, historic downtown. Purgatory Lodge has all the amenities of a world-class facility, including restaurants, shops, pool/spa, fitness center, private lounge and game room, and concierge. With 1,360 skiable acres, five terrain parks and kids' play area, Purgatory has something to offer the entire family.


Annual Snowfall
260.0 inches/661 cm
1360 acres
Base Elevation
8793 feet/2674 meters
Summit Elevation
10822 feet/3290 meters
Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Season Dates
November 2015—April 2016
Purgatory will be open daily starting Nov. 21 and throughout the week of Thanksgiving. In the spring, Purgatory may extend its season past April 3 as conditions permit.
#1 Skier Place
Durango, CO, 81301
Main Phone Number
Lodging/Central Reservations
Closest Airport
Durango/La Plata County DRO
Miles from Denver

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There's plenty new at Purgatory, but the reasons people love to come here haven't changed. Purgatory is located just 25 miles north of the historic mining town of Durango, Colorado. Named as Best Value Ski Resort in North Amercia by TripAdvisor and one of America's Best Small Towns by Outside magazine, Durango offers a wide array of winter activities, shopping, and more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. A spectacular location, fun family winter activities, friendly staff, no lift lines and some of the best ski weather in America make Purgatory the perfect place for a memorable ski vacation.

When planning a trip to a Colorado resort for summer, winter, spring or fall, visit Purgatory Resort or purgatoryresort.com. You’ll receive valuable information on all your vacation needs, including lodging, activities, lift tickets, shopping, restaurants, events, weddings, family reunions and group trips. Purgatory is your number one source for what to do in Durango, Colorado.

Named as the number one best value ski resort in North America by TripAdvisor, Purgatory Resort offers a great value for ski vacations and getaways any time of the year.

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Join us for fun on and off the slopes. Make your ski vacation plans today and come play with us. One of our friendly Durango-based vacation specialists can help you plan your ski getaway. Book your vacation by calling 800.525.0892.

Featured Deal

Early Season Special - Save 30%!

Start your season at Purgatory Resort with this special weekend stay and ski deal! Get a jump on the season and have the mountain all to yourself! Save 30% on lodging and purchase $50 lift tickets with this special package. Call 800-525-0892 or book online.

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Save 35% During Thanksgiving Week Purgatory Opens Nov. 21!

Gather your family for a stay and ski getaway over Thanksgiving Week, November 21-29. Save 35% on lodging plus receive discounted lift tickets. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy's Slopeside with your family and friends after a great day on the slopes! Call 800-525-0892 or book online.