Let us help you explore the outdoors with mountain bike rentals, scenic chairlift rides and guided hikes all based out of Purgatory Village. Purgatory offers winter and summer activities including hiking, biking, the Alpine Slide, a zip line, ropes course, skiing, tubing, climbing wall, treasure panning, a bungee trampoline and an airbag jump. Surrounded in a beautiful mountain area with many restaurants and places to stay. Endless opportunities for family fun! You'll also find restaurants, the Mountain Market with everything from cameras to crackers, and some of the most amazing views in America. Mountain bike uplift, alpine slide, scenic chairlift rides, climbing wall, hiking trails, miniature golf. Purgatory Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views. Averaging 260 inches of snow annually, Purgatory is known for consistent, dry powder from frequent storms, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana. Purgatory features 1,525 acres of skiable terrain, 94 trails, 11 lifts, five terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet. Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor, there are many ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Purgatory. We offer numerous ways to get around the mountain and to enjoy the tremendous Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery we are known for while you're at it. Whether you're going up the mountain on snowshoes, down the mountain on a skibike, or around on Cross Country skis. Purgatory is also home to the largest snowcat operation in the lower 48 states, featuring 35,000 acres of backcountry skiing.