Purgatory Resort: Winter Ski Package

Enjoy world-class snow and scenery at family-friendly Purgatory Resort. Save on lodging and lift tickets by combining the two with this discounted package. Choose discounted lodging in Durango, near the ski resort area, or slopeside directly at the resort! Ski for one or more days at Purgatory, and enjoy other discounted activities for more savings, to make the most of your vacation!

Package Includes

  • Durango Lodging – many select options available
    • Economical to Deluxe
    • In Town to Slopeside
    • Motels/Hotels, B&B Inns, Condos, Vacation Homes
  • Purgatory Lift Tickets
    • One-day to Multi-day

Discounted Package Options:

  • Ski/Snowboard Rentals
  • Ski/Snowboard Lessons
  • Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals
  • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
  • Cascade Canyon Winter Train
  • Mesa Verde National Park Tours
  • Relaxing Massage


Check out some of the drops, trees and other great features at Purgatory:


An easy 25-mile jaunt north of downtown Durango, in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, with no mountain passes to stress over, Purgatory Resort is one of the best values in Colorado.  “Purg” provides world-class skiing, short lift lines, and gorgeous scenery in a family-friendly environment.

It’s long been known that the San Juan Mountains, with its majestic Needles and La Plata Ranges jutting up around the resort, provide views compared more commonly to the Alps than the Rockies.  Purgatory Resort is known as a family-friendly resort and named “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor.

With an annual snowfall of more than 21 feet, Purgatory offers an impressive vertical drop of 2,029 feet situated across 1,605 acres of skiable terrain with 99 trails, 12 lifts, and five terrain parks. The terrain is distributed into 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, and 35% advanced to expert.

The Legends Lift (Lift 8) has been replaced with a new high-speed, detachable quad, transporting guests to Purgatory’s summit in less than five minutes to ski and snowboard some of the best terrain in Southwest Colorado.

Purgatory Resort| Trail Map | Village Map
Base/Top Elevation 8,793 ft/ 10,822 ft (2680m/3299m)
Vertical Rise 2,029 ft (618m)
Trail Difficulty 20% Beginner
45% Intermediate
35% Advanced / Expert
Trails 99
Lift Capacity 15,600 per hour
Total Lifts 12 Lifts:
1 High Speed Six Person
2 High Speed Quads
3 Triple Chairlifts
3 Double Chairlifts
1 Magic Carpet
Freestyle Parks 5 Total:


Average Annual Snowfall 260 in (660cm)
Snow-Making 21% – (250 Acres)
  • Engineer Peak Winter Alpenglow Durango
    Winter alpenglow over Engineer Peak. Photo: Brendan Bombaci

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