Durango Mountain Resort – Winter Preview

Written by Griff on August 27, 2008 – 7:51 pm -

Durango Mountain Resort Trail Map
Durango Mountain Resort Trail Map

Ski Purgatory!
When the Duncan Family founded Durango Mountain Resort in Southwest Colorado back in 1965, little did they realize that “skiiers aren’t normal people”. Also known as Purgatory or “Purg” to the regulars, Durango’s terrain is unique…the natural shelves collect fresh powder like no other making skiing and snowboarding this Resort area a one-of-a-kind Snowboarder’s Dream. Look for weekday passes if you are lucky enough to live close by.

The Paradise Freestyle Arena
Durango Mountain hosts a Purgatory terrain park that is over a half mile long and 600 vertical feet. Open to both boarders and skiiers, this park will test your nerve and your skills. The park includes a 450 foot half-pipe with 15 foot walls, boxes, and jibbing rails.

Purgatory Mountain Statistics
Base Elevation: 8,793’ (2,680m)
Summit Elevation: 10,822’ (3,299m)
Vertical Drop: 2,029’ (618m)
Skiable Area: 1,200 acres (486 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 260” (660cm)

Number of Lifts: 10 lifts
Number of Trails: 85 Trails
Trail Ratings:

  • 23% Beginner
  • 51% Intermediate
  • 26% Advanced/Expert

Terrain Parks:
2-Paradise Freestyle Arena
Pitchfork Terrain Garden

Purgatory Mountain Lift Tickets and Passes

Discount Durango Lift Tickets are available if you purchase two or more days of skiing or snowboarding passes. Tickets can be purchased online and your Durango discount lift tickets will be mailed to you.

If the price of the day passes is too steep for you, you can at least look for a budget snowboarding package online to help you stay within your winter boarding budget! Great deals on cheap boots and bindings are available right here on Nothing But Snowboards. Check out the auction listings on eBay…just click and bid!

Durango Mountain Resort is not the place to be caught short on gear!

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