Located just an easy 30-minute drive from downtown Durango with no mountain passes to cross, Purgatory Resort is one of the most family-friendly mountains in Colorado. Purgatory features a wide variety of lodging & accommodations options. In addition to a high-speed, six passenger super chair, a terrain park that includes a halfpipe, multiple sections of rails and boxes, and sets of consecutive tabletops, step-up and big air hits, Purgatory is installing a new high-speed detachable quad. The new chairlift will be installed this summer, is almost a mile in length, and will cover a vertical rise of nearly 1,500 feet in about 5 minutes. Skiers and snowboarders will love newly added terrain, including three advanced trails to the west of the new chairlift. Come and experience Purgatory Resort, a longtime favorite of skiers and snowboarders alike....offering something for everyone.
Purgatory Resort ranked #1 for “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and has long been known as a fun-family destination for skiers and snowboarders in Southwest Colorado.
Purgatory Resort's ski area spans more than 2,400 acres with 723 acres of maintained terrain. 40 miles of groomed Nordic trails are blanketed by 240 inches of snow. 11 chairlifts serve the 75 trails, of which the longest is two miles. Purgatory offers 40 miles of groomed terrain and 75 trails with an average of 260 inches of snow a year (over 21 feet) blanketing the mountain. Purgatory offers some premier moguls as well as gentle, forested beginner terrain.
Purgatory Resort - Mountain Statistics
Durango, Colorado's town elevation is 6,580 ft. with a population of approx. 17,600. Purgatory Resort is 25 miles/40km north of Durango on Highway 550.
Welcome to the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Purgatory is known for some of the most consistent snow around and averages around 260 inches - over 21 feet! Frequent storms followed by sunny, bluebird days create perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana. Here are all the latest facts and statistics about Purgatory:
It's long been known that the San Juan Mountains with its majestic Needles and La Plata Ranges jutting up around the resort provide views compared more commonly to the Alps than the Rockies. Jean-Claude Killy called it "the most beautiful scenery this side of the Italian Alps."
Purgatory Resort will entertain summer visitors with many fun activities. The Total Adventure Ticket includes 5 single uses on any of these listed activities: