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Durango Mountain Resort Resort Guide

The Durango Mountain Resort resort guide summary is: Durango Mountain Resort has 11 lifts within its 485 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 618m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 85 trail at Durango Mountain Resort.


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Durango Mountain Resort Resort Guide

The Durango Mountain Resort resort guide summary is: Durango Mountain Resort has 11 lifts within its 485 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 618m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 85 trail at Durango Mountain Resort.

Vertical:

Top: 3297m
Arrow
618m
Bot: 2679m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

85
25%
50%
25%

Hectares of Ski:

485
Snowmaking: 20%

Durango Mountain Resort Lifts:

  • drag lift icon2
  • ski lift icon9
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 11
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Visiting Durango Mountain Resort

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Durango Mountain Resort.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
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  • Nearest Airport
    Durango
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +8009826103

Durango Mountain Resort Features

The terrain at Durango Mountain Resort includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Durango Mountain Resort resort?

They've renamed it Durango Mountain Resort but it will forever be called Purgatory by locals and long time visitors. Huge peaks surround Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) on three sides, and the high desert country borders the resort to the south. Two weather systems brush against each other, creating (normally) fine ski weather with plenty of light snowfalls, followed by sunny days. There is a shuttle service from the town of Durango to the resort. The Paradise Freestyle Arena, half pipe (creation of the DMR Freeride Team), 2 Bombadier snow cats and replacement of kid's rental fleet were added in 2003-04. The Best Western Lodge at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) is just north of the entrance to the resort and offers studios to 2 bedrooms. Elk Point offers lodging at the base of the mountain with garage parking. Luxury lodging exists in Purgatory Village Condominium Hotel and East Rim Condominiums, just 30 minutes away. On the San Juan Family Adventure kids ski free. Sneak away for the weekend with the Rocky Mountain Highway Getaway; one night slope side lodging at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) and two day lift tickets for a reasonable price.


Explore Durango Mountain Resort Location Map

Interactive Durango Mountain Resort trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Durango Mountain Resort?

FebruaryAverage: 3.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Durango Mountain Resort is week 4 of February. There are typically 3.0 snowy days during this week with 15cm of snowfall. Check out the Durango Mountain Resort Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Durango Mountain Resort

Chris F from United States writes:

Durango Mountain Resort is a very family friendly ski resort. While not particularly big, there's a nice mix of terrain that can accommodate all levels of skiers. My kids love it because it offers top to bottom beginner terrain with room to manuevre. I love it because of some excellent blue cruisers (Dead Spike, for example) and even some challenging expert terrain on the north end of the resort. It also happens to be a fairly easy 3 hour drive (weather permitting) from Albuquerque, NM, the closest airport with non-stops from many cities. Colorado Springs or Denver are more like a 7 hour drive.

It is definitely more low key than the premier resorts in Colorado and that is one of the things I like about it. The resort does have a new lodge & there are plans for future expansion to bring it more up to par with some of the other area resorts. It is about 20 minutes or so north of town with incredible views of the Needles ranges & the San Juan mountains.

There are also plenty of lodging options on or around the mountain & the town of Durango is one of my favorite mountain towns. A ride on the Druango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or a meal at Steamworks (excellent brew pub) are Must Do's in town.

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