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Purgatory Resort

A year-round paradise in the heart of the San Juan Mountains

1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301 | (970) 247-9000 | purgatory.ski

Things To Do

Fresh mountain air and stunning views await. Whether you're here for a relaxing summer escape or you're seeking some high-alpine thrills Purgatory Resort is your ideal mountain getaway.

Summer Activities

Winter may be our #1, but summers in the San Juans are pretty incredible, too. Purgatory Resort is a go-to destination for mountain bikers of all levels. Explore miles of new and recently updated terrain in Purgatory's Bike Park. Plus, riders can access over 400 miles of backcountry singletrack, all by chairlift. With trails for all ability levels, including the kiddos, it’s easier than ever to enjoy an unforgettable two-wheeled adventure.

Mountain biking not your thing? Not a problem! Check out our other six exciting alpine summer offerings: The Inferno Mountain Coaster, the alpine slide, scenic chairlift rides, treasure panning, laps on the kids' go-kart track and boating and boarding on Twilight Lake. There's truly something for everyone!


In the winter, Purgatory boasts over 100 ski & snowboard trails, 12 chairlifts and rarely any lift lines. It's simple to cruise around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains. Visitors can also check out a variety of winter activities including snowcat tours and skiing trips with Purgatory SnowCat Adventures, as well as snow tubing, the mountain coaster, alpenglow snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more winter activities!


Recognized in the 2023 Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Awards as the #10 "Best Places to Ski — World" and the #1 Colorado resort! Named as the Best Value Ski Spot in North America by TripAdvisor! Recognized as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in North America by National Geographic! Come find out for yourself why Durango, Colorado and Purgatory receive national attention as a great place for a ski vacation!

Kids Ski and Bike for FREE at Purgatory!

With our Power Kids program, every kid age 12 & under can get a FREE season pass, valid every day of the ski season at all US Power Pass ski resorts plus Spider Mountain Bike Park and Valle Nevado in Chile. No strings attached and no parent purchase necessary. Yep, that includes free mountain biking too!


Stay at Purgatory Resort and enjoy a memorable getaway for the entire family. Our accommodations range from luxurious, slope-side vacation homes to value-priced lodge rooms. You’ll find warm and comfortable options to suit every budget and every need. Whether you’re looking for heart-pounding adventure, family-friendly winter fun, or a relaxing escape in the Rocky Mountains, once you've been to Purgatory you'll understand why so many visitors head to Southwest Colorado year after year!

The Name

The name Purgatory comes from a witty farmer who lived in the area during the late 1800s. He adopted the moniker for a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Animas Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls), dubbed by Spanish explorers for a group who disappeared on the river during Durango's early history.

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Purgatory Resort

1 Skier Pl Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-9000

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