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About Purgatory Resort

A Year-Round Paradise in the San Juan Mountains

Find out why Condé Nast named Purgatory Resort #10 on their list for “Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada: Readers’ Choice Awards!” Located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort is only 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory offers 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 which are followed by sunny, bluebird days — creating perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Purgatory features over 1,600 acres of skiable terrain, 105 trails, 11 lifts, multiple terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet. Renowned as a family-friendly resort, there are many ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Purgatory.

Explore this winter with a Power Pass, which offers unlimited skiing and riding at all 8 of our resorts. If you only have time to ski for a few days, Power Packs are offered in 3, 4 or 5 day increments.

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Come for the winter, stay for the summer! Surrounded by the majestic San Juan Mountains, Purgatory is a cool destination for an authentic Colorado mountain experience. The Village Plaza base area features a vibrant assemblage of lodging, retail shops, restaurants and bars. Family-friendly activities offered in the summer include the Inferno Mountain Coaster, the area’s only alpine slide, lift-served mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides and more.

View the full list of activities and purchase your tickets online in advance here. Visiting for 5 days or more? A Summer Adventure Pass provides one activity session every single day of the season.