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Purgatory Resort, Durango

(4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Take a turn along the many trails of Purgatory Resort amid the rugged San Juan Mountains. Ten ski lifts and 88 trails mean you'll rarely find lines for the slopes. The extraordinary amount of snowfall here--averaging 6.7 m (22 ft) per year--ensures that the slopes are well-supplied. At the summit at 3,299 m (10,822 ft), you'll be rewarded with views of peaks and bowls etched with evergreens and aspen trees. The resort's ominous nickname, Purgatory, comes from the name of the creek that runs through the region. Put Purgatory Resort into our Durango trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Purgatory is one of my favorite ski venues in North America. I have skied all over and I love Purgatory as much as the finest ski resorts out there. While it is not as fancy as Telluride or Aspen, it ...  more »
  • Purgatory has great slopes in a great area with easy access and nice amenities and is very affordable.  more »
  • Love Purgatory! Learned to ski there in the early 90's. Super resort for all level skiers. Enjoyed the apres ski at Purgy's. Both outside and inside bars excellent atmosphere...food and drinks super!  more »
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  • The atmosphere was splendid. The room was clear and comfortable. My wife and I ate a purgys while we were there, good food but the cooks need a little more experience. Had some issues with raw meat and odd tasting food. Overall we loved the resort. Great experience.
  • This resort is super nice. I have been 3 times and loved it every time. I always hope my family ends up going here for Christmas haha. Fingers crossed I end up going this year ⛷
  • The crown gem of Durango in a way. A great place to ski. Everyone locally loves it, and many people come from around the world to ski here. Beautiful, a new resort, and a good restaurant. Summer activities as well.
  • Very family friendly and well-designed. Zip line and nine other activities all easily accessible from the main activity.. Great parking. Great views. Lovely weather with afternoon showers on a typical summer day.
  • Summer fun:. Relaxed atmosphere with pay-as-you-go options for fun and athletic challenges. Go for the ice cream alone...just know it comes pricey. But the Good Life is like that.