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Purgatory Resort

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Address: 1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301-9627 (Formerly Durango Mountain Resort)
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+1 970-247-9000
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Purgatory Resort is a family-friendly, four-season resort offering a...

Purgatory Resort is a family-friendly, four-season resort offering a variety of activities for all ages. In the winter, enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding, snow shoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and more. Summer and fall offers hiking, mountain biking, Alpine Slide rides, zipline, scenic chairlift, disc golf, bungee trampolines, climbing walls, miniature golf and more.

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Good overall experience, disappointed in how kids gear was secured

First time we did ski school with little ones (2 & 5 years old). The staff was welcoming and very good with all the kids. My only complaint was that neither child was dressed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we did ski school with little ones (2 & 5 years old). The staff was welcoming and very good with all the kids. My only complaint was that neither child was dressed properly for the outside. Headwear, footwear, and gloves. Being from Arizona they are not skilled in securing winter gear ( that, and they are only 2... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second trip to Purgatory Resort and it was even better this time around! The last time I was here was during Memorial Day weekend, and we got to do the Alpine Slide and check out the stores and restaurants. We had such a great time that we decided to come back for New Years. Everyone in our... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Mountain Resort, great skiing, tubing and snowboarding! We had to park in overflow parking since it was so busy, but the shuttle was fast! Great visit!

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lynx pop out of the woods over near lift 8. We loved the resort and it was not crowded even though it was the week after Christmas. We will come back, but it you need to rent, make reservations early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Purgatory Resort in one of the studio rooms with a kitchenette around Christmas time. For the most part, the staff was absolutely wonderful. When we would call the front desk to ask for anything, we would get a knock on our door within 10 min with whatever item we requested (firewood, fire starters etc).... More 

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Bertram, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old to see snow for the first time! He loved it and enjoyed riding the tubes, as did we. There are no lifts to the top of the tube shoots and it's quite a trek up the hill over and over, however. The ski area was packed and very busy.

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Thank Mel78605
Albuquerque, NM, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ski often at Purgatory and it's a wonderful place. I brought my extended family and 3 of them needed to rent ski equipment. IT TOOK 3 HOURS TO RENT SKI GEAR!!! They waited from 9:15am until 12:15pm. They really should be prepared for crowds over the holiday week. So skiing at Purgatory is great, but DON'T RENT SKI EQUIPMENT... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went skiing and snowboarding with the entire family. The people working here, from ski rentals to ski school teachers to people in the shops have all been over the top friendly! I can't say enough about how well we have been treated. We will be back! Great ski runs, no wait in lift lines, slopes are not too croweded, and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love bringing my family here to ski. Couldn't ask for a more friendly place. Great skiing, great food, great ski lessons, family friendly place.

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Thank Tyendean
Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good experience at Purgatory Resort. The lines were very long to rent the equipment was our only complaint.

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