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About Purgatory Resort

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 1,605 acres of skiable terrain, 105 trails, 13 lifts, four 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.