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Purgatory Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Motel Durango
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
48% off $147
Blue Lake Ranch
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
33% off $481
The General Palmer Hotel
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
28% off $768

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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.

16/17 Historical Snowfall


PurgatoryArapahoe Basin
beginner20 %10 %
intermediate45 %30 %
advanced30 %37 %
expert5 %23 %
total runs94 109
ski area1,525ac 960ac
summit elevation10,822ft 13,050ft
total lifts11 8
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$89 $100
back country
value for money
average total snowfall156″ 180″

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Purgatory Reviews

Fabulous 4.5 / 5
based on 23 reviews

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Superb!5 / 5Oct 17, 2017
MSMatthew S.
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 awesome town as well. I skiied Purgatory and Telluride last Christmas and I... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 13, 2017
BABrian A.
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.
Superb!5 / 5Dec 31, 2012
The Mountain was beautiful. The Kids ski school program was great. The runs for a beginner skier is great
Superb!5 / 5May 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.
Superb!5 / 5Aug 30, 2011
The mountain is great for all ages and abilities. Also, the people there are so friendly!
Superb!5 / 5May 15, 2011
Long runs, great lodge with outdoor fireplaces and lounge chairs, quick access to chairs, fun historic community nearby.
Superb!5 / 5Apr 06, 2011
While not a huge resort, Purgatory offers great advanced intermediate skiing on varied terrain with a back drop of breath taking beauty.
Superb!5 / 5Jan 05, 2011
Close proximity to Phoenix for driving. Durango is a nearby town to go to while at resort. Laid back feel. San Jaun Mountains
Poor!2 / 5Nov 05, 2009
needs to update the lodging
Very Good!4 / 5Aug 22, 2009
Located in the San Juans of Southern Colorado - surrounded by 14,000 peaks - great snow

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