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Purgatory Ski Resort


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Purgatory Resort Ski Trail Map, Durango, Colorado

Purgatory Resort

Unique to Colorado, and perhaps the world, Purgatory Resort (FKA Durango Mountain 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.

Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do

Black Diamond Lodge Web page link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
Plan your wedding, family reunion, or ski adventure at the Black Diamond Lodge between Durango and Silverton with shuttle service to Purgatory Ski Resort. Relax: outdoor hot tubs, movie and game rooms.

General Skiing Information

Season Opening Date: November 18, 2023
Season Closing Date: April 28, 2024
Vertical Rise: 2,029 ft.
Terrain: 1,635 acres
Number of Trails: 105

  • green beginner symbolBeginner - 20%
  • blue intermediate symbolIntermediate - 45%
  • black diamond advanced symbolAdvanced - 35%

Terrain Parks: 3 (Headwaters Park, Pitchfork Terrain Park, & MiniPark)
Annual Snowfall: 260 inches
Lifts: 12 Total (1 High-Speed Six-Pack, 2 High-Speed Quads, 3 Triple, 3 Double, 1 Surface & 2 Magic Carpets)
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

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