Durango Resort
1 Skier Place
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 247-9000

Reservations Number: (800) 982-6103

Website: www.ski-purg.com

Resort Overview: Durango is a great famly resort. Because they are #1 for winter weather, with overnight snowfalls followed by bluebird days. Because of the light, dry powder that falls on our stair-stepped slopes. Because the people here are small town friendly, while the our mountain is bigger than most. And for all the other reasons that Durangoís early residents suspected word might get out.

Durango Mountain Resort features 75 trails across more than 2,500 acres of terrain.

Purgatoryís terrain is 23% beginner, 51% intermediate, and 26% advanced / expert. An average of 260 inches of snow a year (over 21 feet!), blankets our mountain, and 11 lifts including the new Purgatory Village Express high-speed, six person super chair, mean thereís rarely a lift line.

The Columbine Beginnersí Area, served by its own lifts, is easily accessible to the rest of the resort. The Columbine area has its own ticket office and restaurant, and gives first timers a fun and friendly arena for learning the inís and outís of skiing or snowboarding.

Resort Statistics:

Base Elevation: 8,793

Summit: 10,822

Vertical Drop: 2,029

Skiable Acres: 1,200

Average Annual Snowfall: 250

Season: November 23- April 22

Snowmaking: 250 acres 33.5%

Night Skiing: No

Ski-Only Areas: Yes

Snowboarding Offered: Yes

Snowboarding Trails: 70

Terrain Parks: 1

Cross Country Skiing Offered: Yes, 10 miles of trails

Lifts: 11 total -1 High Speed Quad goes from back side base to summit in 14 minutes), 4 triple chairs, 4 double chairs, 1 surface lift, 1 Magic Carpet

Lift Capacity/Hr: 13,600

Lift Hours: 8:30-4:30

Terrain: 23% Beginner; 35% Intermediate; 26% Advanced; 5% Expert

Longest Run: 2 miles

Lift Ticket Prices: Adult $45 ;Kid's (age 6 to 12) $24; Senior (age 62 to 69) $24; Golden (age 70 & over) FREE Kid's (age 5 & under) FREE

Passes/Discounts Available: Yes; Ski on Us- Stay at Durango Mountain Resort during our early or late winter seasons, and get your lift tickets for FREE! These packages include lodging & lift tickets, and start as low as $45 p/p per night! This special is based on maximum occupancy, a minimum 2 night stay during early or late seasons, and does not include taxes. Mountain Pass Program - Stay at Durango Mountain Resort and you can have our Mountain Pass for the same price as a regular lift ticket. The Mountain Pass entitles you to free ski rentals, one group lesson per stay, one free Snowcoaster ride, and one free run through the race course at Paradise Events Arena. This special pass is available only during regular season. Visit their website for more deals.

Day Care: Cub Care A day-care (non-skiing) program for the little ones, Cub Care provides TLC for children age 2 months through 36 months. Reservations required.
∑ Full-day (includes lunch) is $70 / 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
∑ Half-day (includes snack) is $55 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Equipment Rental $10.
Children's Lessons: Polar Cubs For kids 3 to 4 years old. Using nordic skis is the friendly, easy way to introduce young children to skiing. Skis are included in the price of the lesson. The emphasis is on skiing, along with some indoor activities. Reservations required.
∑ Full-day (includes lunch) is $70 / 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
∑ Half-day is $55 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Grizzly Bears For kids age 4 through 5 years old, the Grizzly Bears ski program uses alpine skis and boots. Reservations are required; the lift ticket is included. Ski equipment is not included; rentals are available on-site for only $5 per day.
∑ Full-day (includes lunch) is $70 / 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
∑ Half-day is $55 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Kodiak Cubs
For kids age 6 through 12 years old. Kids learn proper, safe skiing in a fun environment. Classes are divided by ability, age and level of interest. Reservations are not required; lift ticket is included. Rental equipment is not included; kids rental equipment available at Purgatory Ski Rentals for $10/day.
∑ Full-day (includes lunch) is $70 / 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
∑ Half-day is $55 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. & 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Shred Bears
For kids who want to snowboard, Durango offers the "Shred Bears" program. Kids must be 8 years or older, and the lift ticket is included. Rental equipment is not included; rental snowboards are available at Pandemonium Sports.
Full-day (includes lunch) is $70 / 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half-day is $55 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. & 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Babysitting: A list of licensed babysitters is available. Rates will vary.

Family Recreational Activities: Purgatory features the Alpine Snowcoaster, Snowmobile Adventures, sleigh rides and the Nordic Center.

Kids Rental Items: Baby's Away (800) 571-0077

Lodging: Durango offers many lodging options ranging from condos, houses, motels, hotels and bed and breakfasts. Location choices are Ski-In/Out, Base Area (300 yards or less to the lifts), Mountain Area (3 miles or less, not within walking distance), Durango (25 miles from the base area)

Amenities: Durango features the Alpine Snowcoaster, Snowmobile Adventures, sleigh rides, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Trimble Hot Springs and Mesa Verde National Park. Shopping in downtown Durango is great There are 157 stores to have fun in.

Transportation Available: Getting to the slopes from the town of Durango is easy.Some Durango hotels and motels offer their own bus shuttles in the morning with a resort pickup at the end of the day. Mountain TranSport is Purgatory's express service for Durango and Purgatory. There's a depot downtown and another pickup at the northern edge of town at 32nd Street & Main Avenue. Mountain TranSport buses and vans make several round trips between Durango and Purgatory from early in the morning until late at night. Most resort-area condos (properties that aren't slopeside) offer complimentary daily ski shuttles, too.

Awards: Top Resort rated by Ski Magazine.

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