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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

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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 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 9 of our ski resorts plus Spider Mountain Bike Park with 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!

Mountain Biking

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.

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 lift tickets on eligible dates this winter and you'll receive a resort credit of $20 per person per eligible day of your visit!

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Upcoming Events

Ski Bike Rally!

February 23 - February 25, 2024

It’s time for the annual Ski Bike Rally! This is the longest running ski bike festival in the country! If you have a ski bike, this is the weekend to bring it! There’s a b...

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Purgatory Resort

1 Skier Pl Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-9000

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