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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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Great resort for families

We really enjoyed our Spring Break 2017 family trip to Purgatory Resort. This smaller ski resort is perfect for families. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our Spring Break 2017 family trip to Purgatory Resort. This smaller ski resort is perfect for families. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the lines are short and the mountain is really fun. At the end of the day the 'beach' area at the base is a great place to relax and let the kids... More 

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Management response:

Dear Pres, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and I couldn't agree more that you chose the perfect location for Spring Break. Our prices and our amenities make it the ideal family destination. We have lots of fantastic things we're working on for next year already so we look... More 

Houston, Texas
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295 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really like Purgatory Resort as it is well kept and has a nice staff. It isn't over crowded most days and you can get in and out pretty quickly. A decent number of runs, although not a Breckenridge.

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Thank AnB_4ever
Management response:

Dear AnB, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am so very pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy a wonderful visit. Indeed we are not Breckenridge and we are quietly somewhat proud of that. We offer what we feel is a fantastic family experience at what we believe is a fraction of... More 

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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I travelled over spring break and thought it would be a nightmare with crowds and lift lines. It was fabulous and NOT crowded! They had excellent snow this year and the skiing was excellent. They groomed the runs regularly and the backside of the mountain was fabulous. Long, wide blue runs and plenty of wide open space.... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
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Dear Jennifer, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit during Spring Break. We are so pleased with how things went. We do have perhaps the most affordable lift tickets in Colorado so I'm happy you noticed that. It was an excellent point you made with regards to rentals. The... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff. Good sized field Excellent snow and good rentals department. Was also very uncrowded when we went, but it was mid week so can't speak for weekends and holidays.

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Thank Wozzlefish12
Management response:

Dear Wozzle, Thank you for your feedback. Our lift lines and pricing are very much considered to to be the shortest and most affordable in Colorado. Our crowds on the weekday were identical to the weekend crowds so the experience you had was very typical over spring break for Purgatory. Again Thank you so very much and we look forward... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving when we stopped for an hour to go tubing on the side of one of the resorts. Was a lot of fun and was definitely a $10 well spent. Hope to come back and do it again.

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Thank Josh C
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Dear Josh, Thank you so very much for your outstanding feedback. Indeed $10.00 for a few hours of excellent tubing on our tubing hill is indeed a fantastic deal. We appreciate your visit and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the very near future. Sincerely, Colin McBeath General Manager More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff could not have been more accommodating! We were a party of 5 and must have made 10 changes to our original reservations. Everyone was nice from the customer service people in parking to the ski school staff . The skiing was good with lots of different terrains to choose from. The new lifts were fast and we were... More 

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Management response:

Dear Anne, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am especially delighted you found the staff to be wonderful. That is the true litmus test for any business. I am sorry with regards to the food and beverage options. We do intend on revising the offerings this summer in anticipation of new offerings next season. In... More 

Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our recent trip to Durango/Purgatory. We had 16 people in our group with 8 kids ranging from 3-10. The skiing here is really great. Lots of choices for different levels. Everyone can take their own route and then end up about the same time at the bottom. We bought lift tickets ahead of time online and saved... More 

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Dear Chica, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. The feedback you provided is invaluable not on so that we know what we are doing well but also what we need to improve upon. The beginners area indeed does pose some challenges that we are working with over the summer to make the experience a little gentler. We... More 

Texas
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the littles on their first ski trip! We went on Spring Break, Sun was not crowded at all, as the week went it got more crowded, but no more than a 3-5 min wait at the main lift. Most ski the front, so that side seemed a bit busy, you had to watch for other skiers as the week... More 

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Dear Thankful, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and especially that your kids enjoyed their lessons. We are looking at our food and beverage offerings throughout the mountain this summer so next year I anticipate you will see lots more options. Again thank you very much for your feedback!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time at Purgatory, and I couldn't have been more pleased. The weather was nice and sunny and there was great powder (especially if you show up in the morning!). Staff were all very helpful, with the exception of the guys in the Burton store. They seemed rather bothered by my questions about my new boots. But... More 

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Thank Ashley T
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Dear Ashley, Thank you so very much for your most recent feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. I am disappointed with the interaction you had with our Burton Store staff, I will have a word with their manager. There is no reason why all the staff shouldn't have been exceptional. I will also investigate the ear phone issue.... More 

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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time we visit the Purgatory resort to ski. We usually drive in from Pagosa Springs and make a day of it. The resort is top notch. Get there early to find a good parking spot, although even if you're parked far away there's plenty of shuttles available to take you up the mountain. The ski resort... More 

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Dear Rene, Thank you so very much for your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. I do agree that we need to expand our parking and thankfully we are looking into this over the course of the summer. As for the greens and difficulty , they are a little challenging at time especially with spring conditions. Again thank... More 

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