Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was named the Best Ski Value in North America by TripAdvisor for the past two seasons (2012-2014), and is recognized as a top family-friendly resort. Purgatory provides snow enthusiasts many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland with 88 trails, five terrain parks and 1,360 skiable acres. With 10 chairlifts and rarely any lines, its simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains. Other winter fun activities include dog sledding, tubing, Cross Country Skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice climbing, snowbiking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and more. In addition, Durango Mountain Resort is the base camp for Colorados largest snowcat skiing operation, San Juan Untracked, which has access to 35,000 acres of pure alpine bliss.
Even though El Nio is in the forecast, which usually means a banner snowfall season, Purgatory is adding more snowmaking equipment to the front and backside of the mountain. The resort is adding 11 new energy-efficient snowmaking tower guns, and a state-of-the-art, high-output fan gun, making the mountain operations team more efficient during the early season to establish a solid base that lasts throughout the entire ski season. Purgatory Rentals is getting a facelift to give guests a seamless rental experience from start to finish, complete with new boot fitting stations, snowboard demos and an upgraded rental fleet. The redesigned shop offers guests a more efficient experience with less time spent in the shop and more time to get out on the slopes. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is an official Rossignol Experience Center and Burton Learn to Ride Center, combining the latest in ski and snowboard technology with state-of-the-art teaching methodologies.
The new Burton Riglet Park will anchor the development of a multi-faceted ski and ride terrain-based learning facility in the base area. The Burton Riglet Park allows the youngest of riders, ages 3-6 years, to experience sliding on snow and get a jump start on learning while having fun on the slopes.
Durango Mountain Resort continues to expand the diversity, selection, convenience and ambience of the resorts many food and beverage venues. New this year, skiers can enjoy a tasty breakfast, including freshly-made pancakes and made-to-order eggs, in Purgys Slopeside Restaurant before hitting the slopes. A new food truck will be located in the Columbine Beginner Area, offering convenient protein-rich, baked potato bar, warm snacks, sweet treats, and kid-friendly food and beverage options for guests enjoying the slopes in that area of the resort.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is located in the southwest corner of Colorado. Other major winter attractions include the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, an historic steam engine train, and the World Heritage Site, Mesa Verde National Park. Durango, Colorado is the quintessential authentic and friendly mountain town, featuring more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, five local craft breweries, galleries, boutiques, museums and more.
Buy 3 and Get the 4thFree
Take advantage of value packages at Durango Mountain Resort with a Buy 3, Get the 4th Free, Stay and Ski Getaway Package. Book three nights of lodging and get the fourth night freeplus receive discounted lift tickets, a savings of nearly 30%. Call 800-525-0892 to book this ski vacation or book online: http://www.skipurg.com/lodging. *Some restrictions apply. Taxes and fees not included. Not valid 12/20/14 – 1/3/15; 2/13/15-2/16/15 and 3/7/15 – 3/21/15.
Some Important dates and events:
November 28 Opening Day
December 21, 27 & 28 Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours
December 31 New Years Eve Celebration with Fireworks, Torchlight Parade & Live Music
January 9 – 11 SheRide Snowboard Camp at Durango Mountain Resort
January 17 & 18 Winterfest Celebration at Durango Mountain Resort
January 28-February 1 Snowdown Durango, Colorados Premier Winter Festival
February 14 Alpenglow Snowshoe Valentines Day Tour
March 15 Alpenglow Snowshoe Tour
April 4-5 Season Celebration – Party at Purgatory
For more information, log on to www.skipurg.com.