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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 it’s an epic mid-winter powder day, or a bluebird afternoon on groomers, Purgatory resort is your gateway to winter fun.


In the winter, Purgatory boasts over 100 ski & snowboard trails, 12 chairlifts and rarely any lines. It's simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains. Additionally, visitors can check out cat skiing with Purgatory SnowCat Adventures or try snow tubing, Nordic skiing, alpenglow snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more!

Mountain Biking

In the summer, Purgatory Resort is a go-to destination for mountain-bikers of all levels. Explore Purgatory Bike Park’s miles of new and recently updated terrain, cruise the epic flow trail, and gain access to 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 the stunning San Juan Mountains on two wheels.


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 ski town!

Kids Ski and Bike for FREE at Purgatory!

With our Power Kids program, every kid age 12 & under receives a FREE season pass valid every day of the ski season at all 8 of our resorts with no strings attached and no parent purchase necessary! That includes free mountain biking too! Learn more here.


Stay at Purgatory Resort and make your visit a memorable experience 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, fun for the whole family 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.

Visit PURGATORYRESORT.SKI for more info!

Have you heard about our Fun Fund? Purchase three or more consecutive days of lift tickets within a valid date range this winter and you'll receive a resort credit of $20 per day for your visit! Learn more.

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Purgatory Resort

1 Skier Pl Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-9000

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