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“Great skiing!”
Review of Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great skiing!”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

The mountain is a great place to ski, under-rated in our opinion! Great mix of locals to meet and hang out with!

Visited February 2011
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Durango skiing, boarding and dining”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

Check out Durango Mountain for friendly skiing and snow boarding. Spent 2 days on the newly opened mountain (for the winter season) where I have been vacationing with my wife and 4 kids (now all grown up) for the last 8 years or so. Enjoyed the accommodations on the mountain and the friendly staff.
Great fresh new track on the fresh powder last week end.

Visited December 2011
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New Mexico
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great family mountain (getting) corporate”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Purgatory Mountain (now awkwardly called "Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort" or PADMG, or PAG, or DMG, or, [well, nobody local calls it anything but Purgatory]), is a great, local, family friendly mountain in one of the last ski towns in Colorado. The almost-wholly ineffective repurposing of the ski area as an Aspen-like, MBA-vetted condominium sales juggernaut in a town primarily populated by people who avoided of fled all that was effectively flummoxed by the bottoming out of the real estate markes ("act now! $200,000 off today, only!"), making Purgatory once again the bane of investors and a great place to ski, even though the Corporation cut funding to some of its greatest supporters, such as the all-volunteer adaptive sports program, which is one of the best in the world. Again, when you have to discount your condo outbuild project by more than a hundred thousand bucks, somebody in corporate is being downsized, but that doesn't help the little people.

Visited November 2011
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Durango CO
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“DMR is best during off peak times”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

I've been to DMR many times over the past several years and I enjoy it most during low season. If your schedule permits take advantage of low season prices for the discounted room and lift ticket packages. Also, it's a great place to stay during the summer. During the evening the views are spectacular and it will feel like you have the whole place to yourself. Further, summer rooom prices are usually much less than a standard hotel room near downtown. The extra drive is definitley worth it.

For ski season there's a nice mix of skilled and not so skilled runs and plenty of offerings for the whole family. The snow at DMR is not as good as Wolfe Creek, which gets the most snow in Colorado, but Wolfe Creek does not offer slope side lodging. Overall it's a great all around vacation spot.

Visited December 2010
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Plano, Texas
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115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Summer Fun on the Mountain”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Summer is a great time to enjoy Durango and especially the activities at Durango Mountain Resort. The alpine slide is always a ton of fun for families. The scenic chairlift ride is also a nice way to spend the time. There is food and shopping in the plaza and biking, zipline, and hiking for those adventurous folks.

Visited September 2011
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