Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Purgatory Ski Resort
Unique to Colorado, and perhaps the world, Purgatory Resort offers unsurpassed natural beauty, enhanced by the gracious warmth of its people. It's an intriguing place, where the history of the Wild West and fanciful Victorian times bestows upon the resort, and the neighboring town of Durango, an incomparable character. Yet there is nothing archaic about the winter adventures that abound, the lodging and dining delights, and the charm of our magical mountain community.
With a prime location on the southwestern rim of the Rocky Mountains, Purgatory Resort enjoys mild winter temperatures, with even January days averaging in the upper 20s. Our mountain remains just chilly enough to maintain its powdery snow, yet the environment is warm enough to encourage outdoor activities and lure everyone to delight in the breathtaking beauty that abounds from every vantage point.
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 18, 2017
Season Closing Date: April 22, 2018
Vertical Rise: 2,029 ft.
Terrain: 1,525 acres
Number of Trails: 94
- Beginner - 20%
- Intermediate - 45%
- Advanced - 35%
Terrain Parks: 5 (Paradise Freestyle Arena, Pitchfork Terrain Park, Divine Comedy Terrain Park, Animas City Adventure Park & Pinkerton Starter Park)
Annual Snowfall: 260 inches
Lifts: 11 Total (1 High-Speed Six-Pack, 2 High-Speed Quads, 3 Triples, 3 Doubles, 1 Surface & 1 Magic Carpet)
Lift Capacity: 15,050 riders/hour
Base Elevation: 8,793 ft.
Summit Elevation: 10,822 ft.
Map Location: Southwest P-5
Location: Just up the mountainside from Durango.
More Activities & Information
Durango, Colorado includes: Bayfield, Hesperus, Ignacio, Lemon, Vallecito Lake