Dining at Durango Mountain Resort

Durango Mountain Resort features a wide range of cuisine with 3 on-mountain restaurants and 5 restaurants and bars in the base Village area. You’ll find convenient, flavorful breakfast meals, lunch and dinner menus of gourmet burgers, fresh salads, grilled sandwiches, tapas, pizzas and calzones, artisan ice cream, as well as a delectable fine-dining menu offering American cuisine with a southwestern twist 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

Purgy's at Durango Mountain ResortPurgy’s
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 US.

Breakfast served 8-10:30am
Start your day off with breakfast at Purgy’s. Enjoy freshly made breakfast burritos, biscuits & gravy, and omelets made to order.

Purgy’s Coffee Kiosk
Opens at 8am
Stop by Purgy’s Coffee Kiosk for a delicious morning pick-me-up, including Starbuck’s-brand mocha latte or caramel macchiato. An assortment of delicious treats made with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s fine chocolates. Purgy’s Coffee Kiosk has a selection of grab-n-go items, including freshly baked muffins and pastries and stuffed croissants. Or enjoy sweet treats like gigantic cookies, double fudge brownies, and Rice Krispy Treats drizzled with milk chocolate.

Purgy’s Food Court
Serving Lunch 11am-4:30pm
Purgy’s Food Court is a top lunch spot in the base area with grilled fare, toasted sandwiches, hand-made wraps, house-made soups, chili and a full salad bar.

Purgy’s Mountain-Casual, Fine-Dining Restaurant
Open 5-9pm (10pm on weekends/holidays)
Purgy’s transforms to a mountain-casual, fine-dining venue after 5pm with plenty of light fair for the whole family. Indulge in Purgy’s new small plates selection, or savor delicious pastas, steak, seafood and fantastic specials. Find something for everyone in the family-friendly atmosphere, including an expanded children’s menu. Dinner reservations are recommended. 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 Steamworks, Ska and Durango Brewing.

Paradise Pizza & Ice CreameryParadise Pizzeria & Ice Creamery
open daily at 11am
NEWLY opened this winter! Paradise Pizzeria & Ice Creamery, located in the Village Plaza, serves freshly baked artisan pizza, calzones, hot subs, and fresh salads and features a kids’ menu in a full-service dining facility with a newly remodeled bar. Enjoy Paradise’s delicious dishes and Colorado’s beautiful bluebird days in the new patio area. 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 locally crafted, artisan ice creams from Cream Bean Berry and toppings from local honey producer, Honeyville. 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 . Download our NEW MENU. To place an order, call 970-385-2134.

Bear Bar at Durango Mountain ResortBear Bar & Grille at Purgy’s Patio
open Fridays-Sundays & holidays, 12-4pm
This full-service bar & grille is the prime location for fun and people watching on Purgatory Beach. The bar menu features wine, spirits, and a variety of draft and bottled beers, including local Ska craft beers. The new BBQ menu features several different quick and hardy sandwiches to get you back on the slopes in no time. No day at Purgatory is complete without a visit to the Bear Bar on the Beach.
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Village Market & Deli
Open daily 8am-4pm and extended hours 7:30am-6pm Dec. 14-Mar. 30

Carly, Mike, and the rest of the “Deli-Llamas” operate Village Market & Deli, located in Purgatory Village Plaza. Mike is a long-time local and gets to the mountain early every morning to start baking fresh daily treats. This quintessential breakfast spot serves premium coffee, espresso, lattés and a delicious hot breakfast menu, including gourmet egg vILLAGE mARKET & dELIsandwiches and breakfast burritos, as well as continental breakfast items such as freshly baked muffins, pastries, bagels, cereal 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. New this year is the addition of a healthy, freshly prepared smoothie & juice menu. VMD also carries a selection of groceries and personal essentials. Free Wi-Fi access. ext 15279 or 970-385-2116

Open noon-6pm
Located slopeside near the base of Lift 4 and on the second 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,hot dogs and warm pretzels. A great place to see all the action at the base area and on Purgatory Beach. Check out Hoody’s Hangout for Kids, featuring a pool table, video games, and more. Brown bags and coolers welcome. 970-247-9000 ext. 15240

On-Mountain Restaurants and Bars

Dante's at Durango Mountain ResortDante’s
Open 11am–2:30pm. Restrooms open 9:30am to 3pm
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, made-to-order burritos, baked potato bar and house-made soup 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

Backside Bistro
Open Fridays-Sundays from 11am-2:30pm and bar service open 10am-2:30pm
Ranked as a top on-mountain lunch spot in Colorado by Encompass Magazine, 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 Colorado Red Bird Chicken, a tapas-style menu including beef tenderloin, pork and other delicious sliders, as well as house-made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches and a full service bar featuring a variety of beer on tap. Reservations recommended. ext. 15275 or 970-385-2175

PowderhousePowderhouse and Pitchfork Pub
Food service open 10:30am-2:30pm; bar service 10:30-3:45pm
Restrooms open 9am to 4pm

Dine on the frontside of the mountain in a casual atmosphere with great views of the majestic Needles Mountains and the Pitchfork Terrain Park. New this year, savor soft pretzels and flat bread pizza, hot sandwiches, as well as hot dogs, Frito pie, house-made soup and chili, fresh salads, and sandwiches. 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

Sow's EarSow’s Ear
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

Want More Dining Options?

Durango has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco! Visit www.Durango.org for more restaurant information. 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.


Join us Friday, November 28th as we kick off the ski season at Purgatory!  We'll be open weekends only until conditions permit daily operations.  Call the Ticket Office at 970-385-2168 for more details on operations and early season discounted lift tickets.

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Join us as we kick off the ski season at Purgatory! Save 20% on lodging and enjoy early season discounted lift tickets.* Book online or call 800-525-0892 and make your reservations today!

Rocky Mountain Getaway at Durango Mountain Resort*Resort opens Friday, Nov. 28. Call 970-385-2168 for operation dates and early season ticket pricing. Some restrictions may apply. Valid through Dec. 11, 2014.
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Winter at Purgatory!

With such an incredible summer behind us, now we're all kicking into high gear to get the mountain ready for Mother Nature. We will be opening for the 2014/2015 winter season the day after Thanksgiving. Until then, you can still come up to the resort to enjoy the changing seasons, as we still have lodging available and the Village Market & Deli and Real Estate Showroom will also be open. Call 800.525.0892 to make your reservations.

See you soon & THINK (lots of) SNOW!