I just returned from a weekend in Durango and had a great time! The whole mountain was open and I had two days to explore most of the terrain. The snow was good and the skies were clear! While Purgatory doesn't have as much vertical as other Colorado resorts, it does have some excellent cruising routes and I can imagine it being wonderful when the powder dumps. I will be back again this season for sure. Well worth the 8 hour drive from Phoenix!