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“durango/purgatory ski mountain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Durango Mountain Resort

Durango Mountain Resort
1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301
970-247-9000
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Durango
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Mountain biking
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Owner description: 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.
phoenix,az.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“durango/purgatory ski mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was quite surprised how good this mountain was. a large amount of blue and black runs with good snow and well covered. well marked. would definitely go back.

Visited January 2014
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Purgatory ski trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The ski area had not received significant snow for 3 weeks but the skiing was very good with groomed packed powder. lift lines were minimal.

Visited January 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous family vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We hadn't been skiing for over 10 years. Took the kids for their first trip. Had a blast!
Conditions were great! Everyone was super friendly and it wasn't an uptight place to spend a week. The ski instructors (especially "Tex" and "Chris") were awesome. My kids learned to ski in just a few lessons and they were so excited!! My husband and I also took lessons and "Al" was fabulous and very patient. Very quick lift lines even on a holiday week.

Only a couple of negatives and they all involved the reservations/customer service side...our original booking for lessons and rentals and lift tickets was mishandled and we were overcharged. It was fixed, but it was a pain (had to shlep to the reservations desk, stand in line...etc..). Also, we lacked the foresight for how many lessons the kids would need and just added them daily (more trips to the desk for the tickets, more waiting in line when you want to be on the slopes) so we missed out on some packages that would have saved us some money and we probably paid too much (plus the fact that it was New Year's week...)
We were given the wrong information about our rentals and told that they would need to be switched out after the lessons (because they were part of a package). We hauled all of the equipment back as told and then were told by the rental shop that this was not true; and we were to keep the skis. It was just annoying when we are all bundled up, heavy ski boots, tired kids...you get the picture...

Valerie was very kind about apologizing and fixing these errors and accommodating us, but I was annoyed at having to deal with them at all. I do think that some of the services should have been discounted given the amount of money we spent (over $2000) and the inconvenience.

Snow tubing was a BLAST!

Snow mobile trip was also a lot of fun!

Ride into town is about 30 minutes each way.

We stayed at Angelhaus and it was just a short walk across the parking lot to get to the lift.

Visited January 2014
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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
“Love the resort, love ski biking!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We tried ski biking for the first time this year, and we LOVE IT!!!! We easier than skiing, and much less stress on the legs and knees, and just as much fun!!

Visited January 2014
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PLANO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Snow tubing on New Year's Day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

After walking around Durango Main Ave on a kinda boring and very quiet New Year's Day, we decided to drive up to DMR for the snow tubing. I called first to make sure they were open. Man on phone was very helpful with information for us first-timers. Turned out to be the most enjoyable sunny afternoon for the $30 cost for our family of 3. Parking was free, so there was little cost involved. Even though snow tubing is supposed to go until 7pm, by 5pm it was beginning to get empty and colder. Stopped for some hot chocolate in the Village for a quick look around as it got dark. Overall a pleasant afternoon.

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