Purgatory Resort


A winter paradise in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado 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 a skier wants, including restaurants, shops, pool/spa, fitness center, private lounge, game room, and concierge. With over 1,600 skiable acres, multiple terrain parks, plus Colorado's largest snowcat skiing operation, Purgatory has something to offer everyone.


Annual Snowfall:
260 in / 660 cm
Base Elevation:
8,793 ft / 2,680 m
Summit Elevation:
10,822 ft / 3,299 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
1,605 acres / 650 hectares
# of trails:
320 acres / 129 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing
Terrain Parks

Best Known For

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 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 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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