Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort

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 1,605 acres of skiable terrain, 101 trails, 13 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.

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Christmas at Purgatory

There's nothing better than spending your holidays slope-side at a world-class ski resort. Purgatory ski resort and mountain town is the place to be for the quintessential snowy Christmas and fun-filled vacation.

Purgatory Resort has lodging, ticket and lesson specials, and packages to get your family and friends out on the mountain together. Book before Sept. 30, 2019 for the best rates. Book online or call our Durango-based Purgatory Reservation Specialists at (800) 525-0892.

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Holiday Events at Purgatory Resort

Purgatory knows how to celebrate Christmas - on and off the slopes - with special holiday happenings and festive cheer.

Dec. 21, 2019:
Santa in the base area
Dec. 22, 2019: Wreath Making
Dec. 22, 2019: Picasso & Vino
Dec. 26 - 29, 2019: Snow Sculptures
Dec. 31, 2019: New Year's Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade and Party

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Christmas Town, USA

Some may say there's no place like home for the holidays, but they've clearly never visited Christmas Town, USA. Located in the Southwest region of Colorado, Christmas Town, USA really is the best place to spend the holidays. Drive, ski or sled... just get here!

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