Purgatory Resort is Condé Nast’s #10 “Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada”
Imagine going on a ski trip where you spend less time traveling and more time skiing and riding unique terrain while surrounded by inspiring mountain views. Located in the heart of the stunning San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort features uncrowded slopes, family-friendly activities and an epic backcountry skiing operation. These are only a few reasons why Condé Nast named Purgatory Resort #10 on their list “Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada: Readers Choice.” Here’s why you need to add Purgatory Resort to your dream ski destination bucket list.
Spend less time in the car and more time on the slopes when you visit Purgatory Resort. While crowds consume the Front Range and traffic comes to a standstill on the I-70 corridor near Summit County, Purgatory experiences fewer crowds with only a short drive to the slopes from downtown Durango. Plus, direct flights from major international airports in cities such as Denver, Phoenix and Dallas make flying to Durango even easier.
As you make your way to the slopes, various mountains such as Engineer and the Needles come into view. A short chairlift ride to the top of the ski area offers 360-degree mountain views as far as the eye can see. And whether you prefer to ski in the trees or zip down groomers, Purgatory’s variety of terrain is sure to please everyone.
If you’re planning a family ski getaway, Purgatory is the place to go. All kids under 10 ski for FREE with our Power Kids season pass — no purchase necessary, no strings attached. First-time skiers and snowboarders also have the opportunity to take advantage of Purgatory’s FREE lessons with the purchase of an adult lift ticket.
Aside from their beauty, the San Juan Mountains are also known for having some of the best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Purgatory Resort is home to Colorado’s largest cat skiing operation: Purgatory Snowcat Adventures. This backcountry operation offers access to over 35,000 acres of guided terrain — from deep trees and glades to open alpine bowls. All trips include an experienced guide, backcountry gear, ski or snowboard rentals and lunch. Guests will get in an average of 8-10 runs and 10,000 feet of vertical downhill riding depending on skier ability and terrain conditions.
Start planning your dream ski vacation to Purgatory Resort today! Along with the World’s Best Spring Break deal in March, check out additional lodging and lift ticket specials; or visit us at skipurg.com for more information.