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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 on the slopes!


Polar Express Train Ride | November 14th-January 10th, 2018
Hurry, tickets are selling out!
FREE Downtown Shuttle | December 16th-January 7th
Take the FREE shuttle to and from downtown Durango.
Night Skiing | Nightly Starting December 16th
For the first time in over 15 years, enjoy night skiing at Purgatory.
FREE Hot Springs Shuttle | December 22nd-January 7th
Includes discounted hot springs admission
Holiday Shopping in the Plaza | November 18th-December 24th
Santa’s helpers will be in the ticket office from 12/19-12/24. Enjoy FREE gift wrap for all purchases made at our retail shops or $1 per gift.
Drink Specials on the Mountain | December 23rd-31st
$2.75 Mimosas and Bloody Marys at Hoody’s, Purgy’s, Bear Bar and Powderhouse (available all day)
Wine Tastings | December 23rd
“A Journey through the Napa Valley” 12:00-3:00pm
Wreath Making Class | December 23rd
Families and children are welcome to enjoy this complimentary class. Supplies are provided.
SKA Brewing Tasting | December 24th
From 12:00-3:00pm
Gingerbread House Building | December 24th
Bring your children and get creative with this classic holiday experience.
Live Music at Purgy’s | December 26th-30th
Daily from 12:00-3:00pm

Wine Tastings | December 29th
“A Journey through the Napa Valley” 12:00-3:00pm
Cocktail Tasting | December 30th
From 12:00-3:00pm

SKA Brewing Tasting | December 31st
From 12:00-3:00pm
Tubing Hill | Opening Soon (Check Back!)
Adults and children alike can’t get enough of this family-friendly winter activity.


Santa on the Beach | December 23rd
Bring the kids to catch Santa on Purgatory’s “beach” before he takes flight on Christmas Eve!
Whiskey & Cocktail Night | December 26th
Parents need a break, too! Get dressed up and head to Hoody’s to sample whiskey and indulge in cocktails.
Snow Sculptures in the Plaza | December 26th-27th
Watch as world-renowned artist Keith Martin creates a masterpiece made entirely of snow!
Kid’s Night Out NYE | December 31st
Drop off the kids at the Den Childcare Center, where they’ll have dinner, make arts & crafts, and watch the torchlight parade and fireworks!
NYE Fireworks / Torchlight Parade | December 31st
Celebrate the new year with Purgatory’s classic experience: the torchlight parade followed by a fantastic fireworks show.
Night Rail Jam | December 31st
After the fireworks are over, head to the DC Terrain Park to watch Durango’s best skiers and riders show off their  tricks!


Christmas Eve Dinner | December 24th
Enjoy a festive meal at Purgy’s or delivered to your room.
New Year’s Eve Dinner | December 31st
Enjoy dinner specials and extended hours at restaurants around the Village Plaza.
NYE Snowcat Dinner at Powderhouse | December 31st
This one-of-a-kind experience will take you up to the Powderhouse by snowcat for a champagne reception and dinner you’ll never forget.