Durango Mountain


Durango Mountain Resort, the ski area also known as Purgatory, is a full scale ski resort in southwest Colorado. It is known for its beautiful scenery and great weather. Lots of sunny days here. There are quite a few restaurants and shops to choose from in the village. Besides the great skiing and snowboarding, there are many other activities to keep you busy at the resort. These include snowbikes, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and even a zip line! There is snowcat skiing for those looking to do backcountry skiing in the miles surrounding the resort. There are lots activities to choose from to keep you busy on a ski vacation to Durango Mountain Resort.


Location Durango Mountain Resort is located in southwestern Colorado, 26 miles from Durango. It is 379 miles from Denver.
Airports Durango-La Plata County Airport- 41 miles
Montrose Regional Airport- 83 miles
Season Length November to April (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mountain Info

Acres 1360
Base Elevation 8793 ft
Summit Elevation 10,822 ft
Vertical Rise 2029 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall 260 in
Lessons Yes
Rentals Yes
Terrain Park Yes – 5
Snowcat Skiing Yes
Cross Country Skiing Yes
Night Skiing No


Trails 88
Longest Run 2 Miles
Terrain 20% Beginner
45% Intermediate
35% Advanced/Expert
Lifts 1 High Speed Six Person
1 High Speed Quad
4 Triple Chairlifts
3 Double Chairlifts
1 Magic Carpet


Amenities Restaurants, bar, shopping
Trail Map Link Durango Mountain Resort Trail Map


Ski Town There is a ski village atmosphere here. The town of Durango is about 30 minutes away.
Summer There’s lots going on here in the summer too. Summer activities include mountain biking, alpine slide, zip line, disc golf, horseback riding and many more. There are also several wedding sites to choose from.

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9 a.m. – 4 p.m.