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Address: 1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-9000
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Activities: Skiing, Mountain biking
Description: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is a family-friendly, four-season...
Purgatory at Durango Mountain 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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Not ritzy, but fun.

Nice area, beautiful views, not crowded, easy to get to. Good mix of runs, mostly intermediate, friendly service folks. Decent amenities, but real night life is in Durango. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nice area, beautiful views, not crowded, easy to get to. Good mix of runs, mostly intermediate, friendly service folks. Decent amenities, but real night life is in Durango. But it is 25 miles away, so not easy to enjoy both on same day unless you like to drive.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough good things about DMR! This was only the second ski trip for my boys ages 8 and 10 and the last trip was 3 years ago. The first day they took all day lessons, starting on the bunny hill. By the end of the day my 10 year old was skiing blues. My 8 year old... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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166 reviews 166 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice, pleasant ski resort with lots of groomed blue trails and non-existent lift lines. What a great combo. With the fast lifts we were skiing all of the time. The food and beer on the mountain and at the base is pretty good and very reasonably priced. Nice to see they don't gouge their captive audience. Can't wait to go... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

DMR, formerly and soon to be again, Purgatory has all the varying terrain most skiers can ask for. A very laid back atmosphere with few, if any, lift lines and gorgeous scenery. Most Thursdays are only 49 bucks! (Normally $79) There's no metro area nearby to flood the runs and it's an easy in and out. Comfy shuttles from the... More 

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St charles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family went on our first ski trip to Durango. Everyone working there was incredibly helpful and friendly. They got all of us ski newbies comfortable on the mountain and would know us by name the next day to ask how it was going. My 1 year old stayed at The Den (onsite childcare) and was excited to get there... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our family of 3 had a fantastic time skiing at Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort. This was the 1st time our 7 year old son just skied with us instead of going to ski school. The 1st day, we mostly stuck to the green runs off the Twilight Lift. There were several different runs to choose from. By the end of the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I took a much needed solo ski day and had a blast! I'm not a great skier but worked my way up to feeling comfortable on the blues this trip. Eleanor is the best boot fitter if you decide to rent skis, I wasn't sore the next day (which I usually am). I ate at backside bistro and their sliders... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Rental staff was friendly; parking a bit difficult; lots of food options. Lift staff SUPER FRIENDLY and could tell they loved their jobs and enjoyed having us there. The snow was well groomed and mountain was superb.

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Lampasas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We skied over New Years. Wow the snow was insane. We stayed at Cascade village, less than a mile up the mountain. We have skied at Taos for the last 8 years. and decided on a change this year. My kids learned on Taos so Purgatory was super easy, but plenty fun. Some nice shops, bars and skiing. Nice Powder.... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our experience, everyone friendy and very accomidating. And the best thing, no one had their hand out for a tip! They just helped you because!

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