Hello from Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort & welcome to the online Media Room!

With El Nino in the forecast, we're looking forward to a great winter! 
Purgatory kicks off our season on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014!

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango.  Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views.  Averaging 260 inches of snow annually, Purgatory is known for consistent, dry powder from frequent storms, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Purgatory features 1,360 acres of skiable terrain, 88 trails, 10 lifts, five terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet.  Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named "Best Ski Value" by TripAdvisor 2012-2014, there are many other ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Durango Mountain Resort.

Be sure to bookmark this site and use this as a resource for information. More information will be added frequently, including the latest press releases and photos.

If you would like to be put on our media list, or if I can provide you with additional information or images, please don’t hesitate to email or call.

As always, the best way to fully get to know everything about Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is to experience it first-hand. I hope to see you in our slice of heaven very soon!

Best regards,

Kim Oyler
Director of Communications
Direct: 970-385-2131
Mobile: 970-749-2086

Press Releases | Purgatory & Durango Mountain Resort News

Purgatory Announces New Local Owner!
What's New at Purgatory for 2014/ 2015!

(click on thumbnail for full size image)  Photo Credit:  Durango Mountain Resort
James Coleman
Media Kit

Just the Facts!
Fun Winter Activities for the Entire Family!
Adaptive Sports Association Provides Independence & Meaningful Experiences
Expert Expansion - Providing Quality Experiences for Expert Skiers
Purgatory’s New “Black” is Velvety, White Corduroy! - The Art of Grooming.
Elevated Events at Durango Mountain Resort!
Delectable Dining at Durango Mountain Resort!

Winter 2012/2013 Archives

Durango Named Top Emerging Ski Town by National Geographic
Best Ski Town 2013
DMR Named Best Value by TripAdvisor
Learn a New Snow Sport in January!
Durango Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day & More
New Improvements on the Mountain for Winter 2012-2013

Images From 2013/2014 Season - stay tuned for this year's images

For January 31 & Feb. 1, 2014 Images, Click here. Photo credit:  Durango Mountain Resort

Images taken Nov. 23 & 25, 2013. (Click on image for full size.)  Photo credit:  Durango Mountain Resort


Images taken Feb 10 & 11, 2013 (click on thumbnail for full size image)  Photo Credit:  Durango Mountain Resort

January 26-28, 2013 Storm totals 37".  Images taken Jan. 28 & 29, 2013  Photo Credit:  Durango Mountain Resort

Winterfest, takes place Jan. 19 & 20, 2013 - WF Activities - Photo Credit:  Durango Mountain Resort

December 14 - 16, 2012 Storm Images (click on thumbnail for full size image) - Photo Credit: Durango Mountain Resort

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month Images (click on thumbnail for full size image) - Photo Credit: Durango Mountain Resort


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.

Save 20% on Early Season Stay & Ski Specials!

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.
Are you ready for another awesome Winter Season at PURGATORY!?!

Get your lift tickets, rentals, lessons and lodging online now and save, just a click away!

Opening Day is Friday, Nov. 28.  Please call our Ticket Office for details on operations and early season lift ticket pricing. 970-385-2168

Click here and save!

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!