Colorado

Purgatory Ski Resort

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# 5Family Friendly in North America
# 5Beginner Terrain in United States
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Purgatory is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. About 26 miles north of the historic town of Durango, the resort is an inexpensive family destination that has gorgeous scenery combined with short lift lines and terrain options for all abilities.

Averaging 260 inches of snow a season, Purgatory Resort offers 1,605 acres of skiable terrain. The resort’s 12 lifts allow visitors to access 101 trails and 7 terrain parks.  

The resort is also close to Mesa Verde National Park, an incredible ancient city and largest archaeological preserve in the United States. The park protects nearly 5,000 archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.

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Purgatory Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

61"
39"
26"
13"
8"
8"
Nov
34"
Dec
51"
Jan
30"
Feb
47"
Mar

Terrain Overview

22%
Beginners Runs
35%
Intermediate Runs
30%
Advanced Runs
13%
Expert Runs
105
Runs in Total
1.3 mi
Longest Run
1650 ac
Skiable Terrain
250 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

1
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
3
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10822'
Summit
2029'
Vertical Drop
8793'
Base

Important Dates

November 20, 20212021/11/20

Projected Opening

April 04, 20222022/04/04

Projected Closing

137

Projected Days Open

130

Days Open Last Year

1965

Years Open

260"

Average Snowfall
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