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Purgatory Resort, Durango

4.2
#2 of 16 in Parks in Durango
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. Plan my trip to Durango with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Purgatory goes above and beyond to provide a safe and pleasant experience to its customers. This is a great place for families and for the locals in the area. There are many dining and beverage option...  more »
  • We drove up there and had no clue what was going on. Came across this older gentleman with guest services, (forgotten his name), and he brought to the rental shop and told us every thing else we neede...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this ski resort! It had a lot of great slopes for beginners/intermediates to ski! The snow this year was very light so they only had part of the mountain open and we still enjoyed o...  more »
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  • An absolutely gorgeous mountain. The resort offers a wide variety of trails. Plenty of doubles a single blacks to keep us experienced skiers entertain but it also sports a wide variety of blues and greens. Even though it's a fairly large resort they somehow manage to keep a "small" feel. PS. The run names are good at keeping in the theme
  • This hotel was small but it was cozy. The slopes were very close and the vending machine glitches a lot (take advantage of it). The shower is very nice but the door into the bathroom is not good. I saw a review that said that this property is owned by stupid and you should not stay here. That is not true, they are nice people and they will do what they are told to do. You should stay here but the place is very small. Note: this review was written by a 13 year old so my views on the world may differ from yours.
  • They have not had the snow amounts that they would have liked but this looks like a nice small resort. They are building a roller coaster slide which looks like fun. I'll be returning to ski, but my son did well for only being able to try skiing for 1/2 day.
  • What a great day!! This area is all about a good time. Even with a slim snow year the snow has been awesome and the cover bands, events and races 1st class. Thank you purgatory and all the staff who put together another amazing season.
  • If you can come here when the backside is open, it’s great fun! There are lots of runs and lengthier slopes. The backside cafe is a good spot for après ski with a nice view of the San Juan National Forest. Overall staff is extremely nice and supportive. I thought the pricing for lift tickets are a bit on the upper end of the spectrum, but still somewhat reasonable.
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