Purgatory Colorado

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Trails

Beginner
20%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced / Expert
35%

Trail maps

Overview

Located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, Purgatory is a super friendly south western ski resort, perfect for families and folks that want a genuine kicked-back Colorado ski vacation. Purgatory offers a convenient well-planned ski base with a small pedestrian village and great lodging just steps from the slopes. Durango Colorado offers plenty to do besides skiing - but the skiing on Purgatory is so pleasing - you may not need any other diversions.

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Lifts

High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
2
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
2

Elevation

Base
8793 feet
Summit
10822 feet
Vertical drop
2029 feet

Terrain

Total runs
94
Terrain Parks
7
Longest Run
1.0 mile
Skiable Terrain
1525 acres
Snowmaking Area
250 acres

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PHPeter H.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
This was definitely an incredible trip. The resort was clean, well organized, ans had a good vibe about it. With around 100 trails, this mountain feels like a hidden gem. There were no lines at the lifts on the backside of the mountain! Definiteoy a great mountain to check out.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Purgatory is awesome. The terrain is very unique with massive rollers everywhere. Super fun and usually easy to avoid crowds. Park is average sized but usually well maintained. Decent food and drink specials. Fun atmosphere, especially when "the beach" has a lot of visitors. Easy... More
PSPetr S.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Like the name says it's purgatory somewhere in between. Awesome turns to be had in the trees just have to find em. Check out the compound if u know where it's at it's not marked on any map gots to ask a local!... More
SGSaul G.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 19, 2017
Visited Purgatory resort March 2017. Was my first time skiing so I rented my gear from them and they were very helpful. The mountain itself has plenty of green slopes for a beginner to shred. Would definitely recommend!
MSMatthew S.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 17, 2017
Purgatory ski resort,a short 25 minute drive North if Durango CO is absolutely amazing. Great trails, shirt lift lines, quick lift rides, a variety of areas all with separate lifts makes this a great place to ski or ride. Super friendly locals. And Durango is an absolutely... More
BABrian A.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 13, 2017
Best family friendly resort in Colorado and no lift lines! Great variety of terrain for all skiing and boarding abilities. Still has a great local vibe and fun on mountain food options with epic views.
JJonna
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 31, 2012
The Mountain was beautiful. The Kids ski school program was great. The runs for a beginner skier is great
DDana
Superb!

5 / 5

May 19, 2012
Purgatory is where I've gone the most # of times & it's always a blast. There are many others I'd like to go to, but this one's close enough to drive to & snow conditions are usually good. Terrain is versatile for all levels of skiers.
BBarbara
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 30, 2011
The mountain is great for all ages and abilities. Also, the people there are so friendly!
BBarbara
Superb!

5 / 5

May 15, 2011
Long runs, great lodge with outdoor fireplaces and lounge chairs, quick access to chairs, fun historic community nearby.
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