Dining at Durango Mountain Resort
Durango Mountain Resort features a wide range of cuisine with 3 on-mountain restaurants, 5 restaurants and bars in the base Village area, and a new food truck, Elevation Station, in the Columbine Beginner Area.
You’ll find convenient hearty breakfast options, lunch and dinner menus of gourmet burgers, fresh salads, grilled sandwiches, tapas, pizzas, and artisan ice cream, as well as a delectable fine-dining menu offering rustic American cuisine served in a mountain-casual atmosphere. Durango Mountain Resort’s restaurants have something for every palate and every budget.
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Base Area Restaurants and Bars
- (call 800-525-0892 to book your reservation)
Open 8am to 9pm (open until 10pm on weekends & holidays)
Purgy’s culinary team strives to use locally-sourced meats and locally-grown produce whenever possible in order to provide the freshest ingredients, reduce the overall carbon footprint and support the local economy. Purgy’s serves chicken from Red Bird Farms, a Colorado company that provides all natural chicken, burgers from Durango’s own Sunnyside Farms and produce that’s hand-selected from nearby farms in Colorado and the Southwestern U.S.
Breakfast served 8:45- 10am – Start your day off with breakfast at Purgy’s. Enjoy freshly made pancakes, made-to order eggs, biscuits & gravy, and more!
Purgy’s Coffee Kiosk – Opens at 7:30am – Stop by Purgy’s Coffee Kiosk for a delicious morning pick-me-up, including Starbuck’s-brand mocha latte or caramel macchiato, a selection of grab-n-go items, including freshly baked muffins and pastries.
Purgy’s Food Court – Serving Lunch 11am-4pm – Purgy’s Food Court is a top lunch spot in the base area with burgers, chicken tenders, fries, house-made soups, chili, and salads.
Purgy’s Slopeside Restaurant – Open 4-9pm – Featuring a fun, casual après-ski menu from 4-6pm, Purgy’s transforms to a mountain-casual, fine-dining venue after 6pm with plenty of options for the whole family. Indulge in Purgy’s new menu featuring delicious burgers, pastas, steak, seafood and fantastic specials. Find something for everyone in the family-friendly atmosphere, including a children’s menu, vegetarian, and gluten free options. 970-385-2121
Purgy’s full service bar features an extensive wine list, spirits, and a variety of beer styles, including local Colorado craft beer from O’Dell, Steamworks, Ska, and Durango Brewing, as well as featured Colorado distilleries.
Bear Bar & Grille at Purgy’s Patio
Open Daily (weather permitting), 11am-5pm
This full-service bar & grille is the prime location for fun and people watching on Purgatory Beach. Savor the Bear Bar’s signature BBQ featuring slow-cooked pork and our own Bear-BQ sauce. The bar menu features wine, spirits, and a variety of draft and bottled beers, including local Ska craft beers. No day at Purgatory is complete without a visit to the Bear Bar on the Beach!
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Paradise Pizzeria & Ice Creamery
Open daily at 11am
Located in the Village Plaza, Paradise serves freshly baked pizza, calzones, wings, fresh salads, and a kids’ menu in a full-service dining facility. An outdoor patio with a new fire-pit is a fun, family-friendly place to experience après-ski. The full-service bar offers a variety of draft beers on tap, including local craft beer and pizza by the slice. Paradise also has a full-service ice creamery with artisan ice creams, sundaes, shakes, and more. Paradise features a play corner for kids, as well as ski movies & sporting events on the big screen. Order pizza from Paradise for delivery in the resort area after 5pm. Take-out menus are available from Paradise, or Download our NEW MENU. To place an order, call 970-385-2134.
Every Wednesday, 6pm-9pm Karaoke at Paradise Pizzeria!
Village Market & Deli
Open daily 8am-4pm and extended hours 7:30am-6pm Dec. 13-Apr. 5
Located in Purgatory Village Plaza, this quintessential breakfast spot serves premium coffee, espresso, lattés and a delicious hot breakfast menu, including egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos, as well as continental breakfast items such as freshly baked muffins, pastries, bagels, and fresh fruit. The lunch menu consists of healthy salads and sandwiches with a focus on quality, fresh ingredients and all-natural meats. Gluten-free, Paleo and vegetarian options are available. Other items include healthy, freshly prepared smoothies & juices. VMD also carries a selection of groceries and personal essentials. Free Wi-Fi access. ext 15279 or 970-385-2116
Located slopeside near the base of Lift 4 and on the third level of Village Center, Hoody’s offers a warm setting, full-service bar, and sunny patio. Hoody’s features house-made chili or soup of the day and other snacks, and offers delivery service from Paradise Pizzeria. Check out our event calendar for special events and dinner service offerings. Ask the bartender about our après-ski and evening Pub-Style menu. A great place to see all the action at the base area and on Purgatory Beach. Right next door, Hoody’s Hangout for Kids, is a small gaming room to keep the kids entertained. Brown bags and coolers welcome.970-247-9000 ext. 15240
Elevation Station Food Trailer
Open December 22 - January 2 from 11am - 6pm. After January 2nd - Fridays 1pm-6pm, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
Located in the Columbine Beginner Area with easy access from tubing hill and beginner lesson area. Our kid-friendly menu features breakfast & lunch burritos, soups & chili, quick snacks, and freshly baked waffles with an assortment of locally produced Honeyville sauces. Hot and cold spirits also available, which can be enjoyed while watching the kids on the tubing hill.
On-Mountain Restaurants and Bars
Located just off Lift 5 on the backside of Purgatory, Dante’s provides amazing views of the San Juan Mountains and a convenient food court. Enjoy burgers, brats, fresh salads, Fresh-Mex, baked potato bar, soups, and chili. Warm up with a pick-me-up from the new espresso machine, or check out the outdoor grill, weather permitting. Upstairs, a full-service bar features spirits and a variety of beer, including award-winning craft beer on tap from local breweries. 970-247-9000 ext. 15270
Open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11am-2:30pm and bar service open daily 10am-2:30pm
Ranked as a top on-mountain lunch spot in Colorado, Backside Bistro features panoramic views of the spectacular San Juan Mountains in a relaxed setting with full table service. Located upstairs above Dante’s on the backside of the mountain, the Backside Bistro features a tapas-style menu including delicious sliders, as well as house-made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches and a full service bar. Download the Menu. Reservations recommended. ext. 15275 or 970-385-2175\
Powderhouse and Pitchfork Pub
Food service open 10:30am-2:30pm; bar service 10:00-3:30pm
Dine on the frontside of the mountain in a casual atmosphere with great views of the majestic Needles Mountains and the Pitchfork Terrain Park. The new menu features flatbread pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and house-made soups, and chili. Quench your thirst upstairs at the Pitchfork Pub which overlooks the terrain park. Located just below the top of Lifts 1 and 2, above the Pitchfork Terrain Park. 970-247-9000 ext. 15260
Off-site but Nearby Dining
Located one mile south of Durango Mountain Resort inside the Silverpick condominium village, the Sow’s Ear features hand-cut steaks, ribs, fish, pasta, and poultry, as well as house-made desserts. For hours of operation and reservations, call 970-247-3527
Olde Schoolhouse Café
A local hangout known for its free pool, pizza and football-sized calzones, the Olde Schoolhouse Café is located on Hwy. 550, four miles south of Durango Mountain Resort. 970-259-2257
Just opened, located inside the Tamarron Lodge, 9 miles south of Purgatory. Featuring DirectTV Sports Package. Click here for hours of operation and menu.
Want More Dining Options?
Durango has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco! If you’re staying with us, call our concierge, 970-385-2100, and we’ll assist with recommendations and reservations. Our Transportation Department can also drive you into Durango and back to the resort for your night on the town. Simply call 970-426-7282 for transportation reservations.