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Purgatory Resort is Temporarily Closed

Purgatory is currently under mandatory evacuation and has temporarily suspended its operations due to the developing conditions of the 416 Fire.  Please check back for more updates.  Lodging at Purgatory Resort For any questions about lodging reservations, please call (800) 525-0892. Total Adventure Tickets If you purchased Total Adventure Tickets for any days that the […]

The Best Photo Spots on the Mountain!

If you’re like us, you love finding the best spots on the mountain to take family photos, enviable Instagrams, and exciting Snapchats. Luckily our mountain is full of stellar views and panoramic scenery–no matter which terrain you like to ski! We’ve asked one of our photographers, Scott DW Smith (see some of his work here), […]

Our Favorite Powder Shots | February 13th

Over the last 24 hours, Purgatory has racked up over 15 inches of fluffy powder! Plus, Open Snow is calling for up to another foot by Friday! Keep up-to-date and experience our current conditions in real time with our brand new live stream webcam. With the current snow totals, our sister resort, Hesperus, is opening […]

A Guide to Holidays at Purgatory

Opening day and the holiday season have arrived at Purgatory! We’re celebrating by turning the Village into a winter wonderland that you and your family will never forget. The magic of the holidays will greet you from the moment you arrive! Use this handy guide to plan your epic Holiday at Purgatory. We’ll see you […]

Announcing the Inferno Mountain Coaster

Earlier this year, Purgatory announced it was part of a $15 million, multi-mountain capital improvement plan, which included the addition of a new mountain coaster. Our team just unveiled the new name – and you’re the first to hear it: Inferno Mountain Coaster! The Inferno Mountain Coaster name follows a common theme unique to Purgatory: […]

MTN Bike Festival Offers FREE Races & Uplifts for Everyone!

We’re hosting the MTB Festival and Flow Trail Race presented by McDonald’s this Sunday (August 27th.) The Divinity Flow Trail has become a staple in the local downhill scene during its first two years and we’re offering FREE mountain bike uplifts for the community to celebrate! Sign up for one of many FREE race categories […]

Music in the Mountains Preview

Looking forward to enjoying classical performances surrounded by the beauty of the mountains? We are too! Click through these videos to hear a preview of what to expect at the 31st installment of Music in the Mountains! From the piano to the cello to the trumpet, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Music in the […]

NEW at Purgatory—Lift 1 is OPENED!

We’re working hard at Purgatory to get our massive network of trails open to the public! Out of our twelve mountain bike trails, five are completely open for business, with two additional trails having partial openings. While the conditions are slightly dry, the moon dust is a thrill to ride through—especially on the Divinity Flow […]

Purgatory’s Favorite Summer Running Events

While our running events might not be for another few months, it’s never too early to prep yourself for an adventure! Purgatory’s Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race sponsored by First National Bank of Durango and the Darn Tough Mountain Marmot Trail Run are community favorites, so be sure to register early to secure your […]

Purgatory’s Summer Bucket List

Now that school’s out, we know parents are always on the hunt for exciting ways to keep their children entertained all summer. Luckily at Purgatory Resort, there are dozens of summer bucket list items to check off! From our new Summer Tubing slope to the Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race, don’t hesitate to take […]