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Welcome to Purgatory Resort’s Online Media Room

Purgatory Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is 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, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana. Purgatory features 1,605 acres of skiable terrain, 101 trails, 12 lifts, 7 terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet. Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor, there are many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland at Purgatory.

Be sure to bookmark this site and use this as a resource. Information is frequently added and updated, including the latest press releases and photos.

If you would like to be added to our media list, or if I can provide you with additional information or images, please don’t hesitate to email or call me.

As always, the best way to fully get to know everything about Purgatory Resort is to experience it first-hand. I hope to see you in our slice of heaven very soon!

Best regards,

Stacey Glaser
Marketing Director
Mobile: (505) 414-1550

Media Releases:

Nov. 15, 2017  Purgatory Opens for the Ski Season Saturday with Skiing & Mountain Biking

August 3, 2016  Purgatory Announces 2016/2017 Opening Day Plus More Mountain Improvements

March 29, 2016 Purgatory Announces $20 Million in Improvements | Power Pass Now on Sale!