Purgatory Resort in Durango, CO is a great place to go for any skill level of skiers and snowboarders, although those with an intermediate skill set tend to like it best here. (If you're new to skiing or snowboarding, the resort offers lessons.) The resort has a wide terrain with light, powdery snow for your outdoor adventure; you can ski down the San Juan Mountains at a speed that fits for you. Visit the resort with the whole family and see what makes Durango, CO a cool place to explore!
To get to the resort, you can drive to the resort or ride the shuttle. There's also a parking lot shuttle service for when you're ready to head to the slopes or to head back to your car.
Purgatory Resort gives you the opportunity to try a variety of winter activities, such as:
Riding in a horse-drawn sleigh
Taking a scenic tour of the snow-covered area
You can even visit the resort in the summer. You can zipline or play some games during that time of year.
If you're not in the mood to go outside and face the winter cold, why not go shopping at Purgatory Resort's Village Plaza Shopping center. You can get new aromatherapy scents to help you sleep at the Altitude O2 Oxygen Bar, take home some liquor to try with your friends at the Mother Cline Liquor store or get someone to take neat pictures of you doing tricks on the slope at the Photos by Griz. Take home a souvenir at one of these interesting shops.
At the Village, you can try the various restaurants available after a fun, long day of skiing or snowboarding. The restaurants you could try are:
Purgy's Slopeside Restaurant - American cuisine
Paradise Pizzeria - Pizza, pasta, wings
Bear Bar & Grille - BBQ
Village Market & Deli - Breakfast and lunch
Waffle Cabin - Hot waffle
If you're still on an adrenaline high from your ski trip, you should head to the Durango Hot Springs Spa at the Durango Mountain Club. This spa offers massages and Animas River stone therapy. Relax at the spa with professionals who know how to care for you. Or help your muscles to be less sore with the spa's mountain athlete's rescue massage.
Impressive amount of terrain
A ski resort that focused more towards the intermediate-advanced skier demographic but still boasts an impressive amount of terrain suitable for all ability levels. The snow is amazing and I was not disappointed with the runs that were open. The customer service was excellent and I was able to get my tickets quickly and without any hassle. Along with the short lift lines, the actual speed of the chairlifts makes it easy to get in a maximum number of runs on any given day. The facilities for food and shopping were very fancy, well kept, and coupled with a busy and exciting atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Definitely worth a visit!
-Spencer Evans, Google Reviews
Excellent experience! From rolling in and being greeted with a smile, to a smooth ticket process and on mountain staff happy to answer "first timer" questions! Lots of skiing options and variety! Fast lift service. Well marked trails. Gotta visit for yourself!
-Brent DeBruine, Google Reviews
Love the ski school
If you've never skied, pay for lessons. Any age, they teach everyone and the instructors are amazing. Loved it. I want to return for a warm, COVID free summer trip soon. But, the people are very nice and accommodating. Tons of condos right here at the resort.