Hello from Purgatory Resort
& welcome to the online Media Room!

Purgatory Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango.  Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views.  Averaging 260 inches of snow annually, Purgatory is known for consistent, dry powder from frequent storms, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Purgatory features 1,360 acres of skiable terrain, 88 trails, 10 lifts, five terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet.  Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named "Best Ski Value" by TripAdvisor 2012-2014, there are many other ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Purgatory.

Be sure to bookmark this site and use this as a resource for information. More information will be added frequently, including the latest press releases and photos.

If you would like to be put on our media list, or if I can provide you with additional information or images, please don’t hesitate to email or call.

As always, the best way to fully get to know everything about Purgatory Resort is to experience it first-hand. I hope to see you in our slice of heaven very soon!

Best regards,

Kim Oyler
Director of Communications
Direct: 970-385-2131
Mobile: 970-749-2086

Press Releases | Purgatory Resort News

For Release: $10 Million in Multi-Resort Improvements Unveiled  July 28, 2015

Images are available for media use and may be found here for all four resorts:  Individual resort images may be found for Purgatory, Sipapu, Pajarito, and Snowbowl.
Please use photo credits that correspond to the specific resort, ie:  Photo credit: Purgatory Resort, etc.

For Release: Purgatory Announces New High-Speed Quad Lift  April 3, 2015
For Release:  Ski More & Save with the New Purgatory Power Pass March 19, 2015
For Release:  Purgatory is Back!  Coleman Finalizes Purchase of Resort. Feb. 25, 2015

image:  James Coleman
James Coleman

Purgatory Gets Pounded with 31" of Powder! Feb. 24, 2015

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Photo Credit:  James Bunten/Purgatory Resort
Images taken Feb. 23 & 24, 2015:


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Photo Credit:  Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Announces New Local Owner!  Oct. 30, 2014
What's New at Purgatory for 2014/ 2015!

James Coleman

Media Kit

Just the Facts!
Fun Winter Activities for the Entire Family!
Adaptive Sports Association Provides Independence & Meaningful Experiences
Expert Expansion - Providing Quality Experiences for Expert Skiers
Purgatory’s New “Black” is Velvety, White Corduroy! - The Art of Grooming.
Elevated Events at Durango Mountain Resort!
Delectable Dining at Purgatory Resort!

Winter 2012/2013 Archives

Durango Named Top Emerging Ski Town by National Geographic
Best Ski Town 2013
DMR Named Best Value by TripAdvisor
Learn a New Snow Sport in January!
Durango Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day & More
New Improvements on the Mountain for Winter 2012-2013

Images From 2013/2014 Season

For January 31 & Feb. 1, 2014 Images, Click here. Photo credit:  Purgatory Resort

Images taken Nov. 23 & 25, 2013. (Click on image for full size.)  Photo credit:  Purgatory Resort


Images taken Feb 10 & 11, 2013 (click on thumbnail for full size image)  Photo Credit:  Purgatory Resort

January 26-28, 2013 Storm totals 37".  Images taken Jan. 28 & 29, 2013  Photo Credit:  Purgatory Resort

Winterfest, takes place Jan. 19 & 20, 2013 - WF Activities - Photo Credit:  Purgatory Resort

December 14 - 16, 2012 Storm Images (click on thumbnail for full size image) - Photo Credit: Purgatory Resort

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month Images (click on thumbnail for full size image) - Photo Credit: Purgatory Resort