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“Snow tubing on New Year's Day!”
Review of Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort
Ranked #7 of 74 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.
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

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.

1  Thank ALICIA J
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you haven't tried Purgatory, you're in for a pleasant surprise. All of the lifts operate in an efficient manner and the snow is well groomed. The trails are well marked, and even beginners can go to the top for hot chocolate and then have an easy trail all of the way down. Go early.

2  Thank Rob S
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Our family absolutely LOVED it here!!!! The condo we rented was perfect!!!! Loved cooking in the kitchen! Loved the cozy fireplace! Loved the comfy beds!!! It was amazing! We had a gorgeous view of the mountain too!!
The skiing was perfect! I do recommend a private lesson for younger kids. Our little girl really benefitted from hers!! Out teen son had a blast from sun up to sun down!!! We took walkie-talkies to stay in contact... Great idea!!! The food at the lodge was good. It's always very crowded! Can be pricey... But, that's how it goes at a ski resort!
We ski'd 4 days and loved every minute!!!
We also did the Polar Express train ride in town... HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!!!!! It's perfect!!! We all loved it :)
The restaurants in town are usually packed. We found ourselves eating at fancier places than we normally go because, of the long waits at the local hot spots!
We can't wait to go back!!! Love, Love, LOVED IT!!!!!!

2  Thank Keithyncourt
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

To keep it short, it becomes apparent that the resort is all about selling real estate developments. From what I have seen and heard, there haven't been any real changes to the ski mountain in over a decade. Most of the lifts are very slow, no new terrain has opened, the food is sub par, and they treat the locals and residents with contempt from what I hear. That said, the employees that we met who work there are really nice and work hard. My guess and opinion is that the owner(s) are not serious about making the ski resort top flight, but more interested in milking an aging cash cow.

Thank skibike247
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Excellent snow tubing! The runs are fast but safe. You get a great work out walking up each time! There is the resort just up the road for restaurants and bathrooms.

Thank Mrfred20
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