Just for Moms
Moms are the best when it comes to trip planning. And if you’re like most moms, a few tips and some sound advice can make the difference between fun or frazzled. We hope you’ll find Purgatory Resort to be one of the most family friendly places on the planet. No matter how many little socks and mittens are in your suitcase.
For Moms Who Love Deals
Search no more for family togetherness at fantastic prices. Purgatory Resort has lodging, lift ticket and snowsports school specials and packages to get your family out on the slopes together.
Buy lift tickets, reserve rentals and book lessons in advance, and save more when you select multi-day lift tickets, rentals and lessons. (So you can buy more hot chocolate.)
Your family will feel right at home at Purgatory Resort with our variety of lodging options, from luxurious condos, vacation homes, and convenient slope-side units, to value-priced lodge rooms.
For Moms Who Love Help Carrying Snow Gear
Let’s be honest: sometimes the hardest part of a family ski adventure is getting from the car to the slopes, especially when you have little ones in tow. Purgatory helps lighten your load.
The arrival court just south of the main base area parking lot can be used for dropping off and picking up friends and family. Valet parking is also available here, and costs $25/day ($35/day during Christmas holiday season).
In Village Plaza, Purgatory Greeters are ready to answer your questions and, yes, even help you lug your gear. (You can’t miss them: they’re wearing cowboy hats!)
Also in Village Plaza, Purgatory provides free all-terrain wagons that are made especially for moving kids and gear around the Village.
For Moms Who Love Lessons for their Family
Full Day and Half Day Group Lessons
Group instruction is available for kids and teens ages 4-17 in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark Skiing, and Snowbikes. Students are grouped by ability and ski or ride on terrain appropriate to the group’s level. Family lessons are available, too, so parents and kids can learn together!
For children ages 4 years and younger, The Den is Purgatory Resort’s high quality, licensed guest child care facility, providing full day and half day child care right in the Base Area.
Snowburners and All Terrain Pioneers
Local moms love Purgatory’s Snowburners and All Terrain Pioneers programs. These 8-week half-day and full day lessons are designed for kids starting at age 3 and up to rippers age 17.
For Moms Who Love Comfort
Hot Chocolate & Bathroom Breaks
Knowing the nearest place to get hot chocolate or take a quick potty break can make all the difference in a child’s – and a mom’s – day on the slopes.
Safety, First Aid and Mercy Urgent Care
Purgatory Resort is committed to safety education, awareness and enforcement. Purgatory Mountain Patrol, Mountain Safety Staff (Yellow Jackets) and Mountain Management enforce skier every day.
Any Purgatory Resort employee in official Ski Patrol or Yellow Jacket uniform is available to assist you with safety questions and concerns, and point you to the nearest First Aid for minor injuries.
We hope your time spent at Purgatory Resort is injury-free. However, in the event that you need medical attention beyond first aid, Mercy Urgent Care is here. You don’t need an appointment and all health insurance is accepted.
For Moms Who Love Fun
Fun for Kids
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Purgatory is home to family-favorite activities, including sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobile tours and tubing. Plus, Purgatory’s calendar of events is full of FREE family activities happening all winter long.
If your alpine adventure includes taking your family to town, be sure to check out the Durango Train, one of the most popular and memorable family activities in southern Colorado.
And don’t forget to build a snowman and have a snowball fight!
Animas City Adventure Park
Ski or ride through little house and building facades in this fun play zone for kids and parents alike.
Fun for Mom
Trimble Spa at Durango Mountain Club
For everything it takes to create a fun, memorable family adventure, Mom deserves a moment. Luckily, there are moments to be had for Mom here at Purgatory Resort.
Purgatory’s slopeside spa has certified therapists ready to provide therapeutic and stress-relieving body treatments. Trimble Spa offers therapeutic and hot stone massage in a range of techniques, from sports and deep tissue, to reflexology and energy therapy.
Few things feel better after a day on the slopes than a soak in Durango’s natural hot springs. Just 15 minutes south of Purgatory Resort, the therapeutic, mineral-rich waters at Trimble Natural Hot Springs are naturally heated and chemical-free. Access to the hot springs is included with your Trimble Spa treatment, and day rates and transportation to and from Purgatory are available.