DURANGO, Colo. – Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will kick off its winter season this Friday, Nov. 23 and will be open 9 am to 4 pm Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25.
This weekend, Purgatory will have skiing and riding off Lift 4 (Twilight Lift) with limited terrain open. Skiing and riding will be on Demon to the base. Durango Mountain Resort received a foot of snow over the Veteran’s Day weekend and an additional 3” of snow on Nov. 17. Purgatory has also been blowing snow to help supplement what Mother Nature is providing and establish a good base.
Discounted lift tickets are available Friday through Sunday. Prices are $42 adults; $30 students (13-17 yrs) and seniors (65+); and $20 kids (6-12 yrs). Season passes, including weekday passes will be honored Friday and all weekend.
Durango Mountain Resort will temporarily suspend operations on Monday, Nov. 26 to allow its snowmaking and grooming team to operate at maximum capacity throughout the week, ensuring the best possible terrain offerings when operations resume on Friday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Purgatory will be open on weekends only (Fridays through Sundays) until conditions permit daily operations, most likely around mid-December.
This weekend, Purgy’s Restaurant will be open 11am to 9pm for lunch, après ski and dinner (on Sunday, Purgy’s is open until 4:30pm) and the coffee kiosk will be open at 8am. Village Market and Deli will be open from 8am to 6pm. Shops in Purgatory Village Plaza will also be open 8am to 5pm.
On Sat., Nov. 24 from 2-4pm, enjoy Season Kick-Off festivities with fun and games on Purgatory Beach. Prizes will be given away, including a free snowboard during the Bud Light Season Kick-Off Football Contest and other fun activities in the base area.
For the latest information on mountain operations, the snow report and other information, visit www.skipurg.com or call 970-247-9000.
Durango Mountain Resort is recognized as a top family-friendly resort. Purgatory provides snow enthusiasts many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland with 88 trails, five terrain parks and 1,360 skiable acres. With 10 chairlifts and rarely any lines, it’s simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains. Other winter fun activities include snow tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ziplining, snowbiking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and more! For more information or to book a vacation, call 800-525-0892, visit www.durangomountainresort.com, or follow us on www.facebook.com/skipurg and www.twitter.com/skipurg.