Named as the Best Value Ski Spot in North America!

Recognized as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in North America by National Geographic

Come find out for yourself why Durango, Colorado and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is receiving national attention as a great ski town! 

There are many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland, with 88 trails, 10 chairlifts and rarely any lines, it's simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains. 

Other fun winter activities include dog sledding (new this year), tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and more!

Just the Facts!

Welcome to the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado.  Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is known for some of the most consistent snow around.  Frequent storms followed by sunny, bluebird days create perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Here are all the latest facts and statistics about Durango Mountain Resort:

- Our Base Elevation is 8,793 feet (2,680 meters)
- The Summit Elevation is 10,822 feet (3,299 meters) (That's over two miles high!)
- Vertical Drop is 2,029 feet (618 meters)
- Skiable Area is 1,360 Acres (536 hectares)
- Our Annual Snowfall at Purgatory is 260 inches (660 centimeters) (That's over 21 FEET!)
- We can cover 250 acres (21% of the mountain) with our Snowmaking
- We have 10 Lifts serving 88 runs and can get up to 15,050 people to the top of the mountain per hour.

1 High Speed Six Person
1 High Speed Quad
4 Triple Chairlifts
3 Double Chairlifts
1 Magic Carpet

Our trail ratings by percentage are:
20% Beginner
45% Intermediate
35% Advanced/Expert

We have five terrain parks for even more fun:
- New this year, our Riblett Park!
- Paradise Freestyle Arena
- Pitchfork Terrain Garden
- Divine Comedy (the locals call it DC)
- Animas City Adventure Park
- Pinkerton Starter Park (NEW)

Dates and Times

We will open for the 2014-2015 winter season the day after Thanksgiving (weather permitting).Always check our website for information regarding extended operations or the latest news about Purgatory.

Lift Hours of Operation are daily, 9am until 4pm.  Half day starts at 12:30pm.

Ticket office hours of operation are: 8am - 5pm daily.   970.385.2168


Are you ready for another awesome winter season at Durango Mountain Resort!?!

Winter at Purgatory!


We are!

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!