Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Durango Mountain Resort

Planning a ski trip to Durango Mountain Resort? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Durango Mountain Resort stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Durango Mountain Resort review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 61.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 4.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.6

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 21%
  • Beginner
  • 35%
  • Families
  • 42%
  • Intermediate
  • 38%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 33%
  • Advanced
  • 31%

Helpful Highlights:

This is really a resort for everyone. It has family friendly programs and restaurants and it also has awesome bars (during the day). If you're really lookin...

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  • 4

    DMR Rocks!

    by HBC - 27th January 2009

    Pros: Terrain; Lifts; Proximity to town

    Cons: Ski bikes

    This is a great mountain that is 20-25 minutes from town. That is unless you don't know how to drive in snow or in the mountains. Don't believe the 45 minut... Full review

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  • 1

    "Low Elevation Mountain" - It's Raining in January!

    by TexasSkier - 24th January 2009

    Pros: NOTHING

    Cons: raining in January, 45 minutes from town, etc.

    Our first day was Thursday, January 22 and the mountain was pure slush with huge sections of mud and rocks on the trails. They have no base what-so-ever. ... Full review

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  • 4

    Purgatory Review

    by rsuminsby - 4th January 2009

    Pros: Good variety, big mountain

    Cons: Long traverse from backside, 25 min from town

    I skied Purgatory (or Durango Mountain Resort, as it's now known) back in the late 80's, and then again in 2008. It's a big enough resort to offer a little... Full review

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  • 4

    Durango Mountain Resort

    by skibum40 - 27th December 2008

    Pros: Good Snow, good grooming

    Cons: Food is so-so, staff not too friendly

    Overall, Durango was good enjoyable skiing with moderate difficulty terrain. The staff I encounted were not real friendly, but that is minor as long as the... Full review

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  • 4

    Families and Adults Welcome

    by snowhore - 16th December 2008

    Pros: Great Snow, No Lines, Family Focus

    Cons: Few services at night, management struggling

    This is a great area for families and skiers who are looking for good, but not extreme terrain. The lifts work just fine, despite reports to the contrary. ... Full review

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  • 1


    by DMRBlows - 6th December 2008

    Pros: Near Silverton and Telluride

    Cons: Everything! slow lifts, flat mountain, horrible service

    The mountain is horrible, very flat, horrible service, painfully slow lifts especially on the backside, I think chair 8 from midway up was timed 22 minutes.... Full review

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