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Purgatory Resort Reviews

Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Purgatory

Planning a ski trip to Purgatory? 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 Purgatory 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 Purgatory review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience.
  • 3.5

A ski resort's overall star rating displayed here is not calculated based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.8
  • Intermediate
  • 3.9
  • Expert
  • 3.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.3
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • Aprés Ski
  • 2.8
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Overall Value
  • 3.6

81 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (28)
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  • 4 Star Reviews (26)
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  • 3 Star Reviews (13)
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  • 2 Star Reviews (5)
  • 6
  • 1 Star Reviews (9)
  • 11

Helpful Highlights:

Overall, the resort was nice, although the staff did not help us "Never-evers". There are terms for first time skiers, but Instructors did not really teach...

  • 3.5

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  • HBC (27th January 2009)

    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...

  • Rob ( 4th January 2009)

    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...

  • skibum40 (27th December 2008)

    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...

  • snowhore (16th December 2008)

    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. ...

  • anonymous_user (24th March 2008)

    Wow! Just spent 2 days skiing at Durango for the first time with my wife and 10year old daughter. I was shocked that the mountain was NOT crowded because of...

  • anonymous_user (24th January 2008)

    We just returned from four wonderful days of skiing. The ski runs were in perfect condition, the weather was wonderful, the mountain was ours as there were ...

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