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Purgatory is Durango, Colorado’s very own mountain resort. Located in the southwestern corner of the state, Purgatory Ski Resort sits on top of the jagged San Juan Mountains. Purgatory Resort has been named North America’s Best Ski Value by TripAdvisor three years running. The resort is about to get a whole lot better with these improvements! The main improvements will be going into summertime, snowmaking, expanded terrain, and the snowcat adventures.


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Summer Is For Fun

Purgatory is adding a 4,000 foot-long mountain coaster that will operate during future summer and winter seasons. This coaster is one of the first and steepest mountain coasters in the U.S. They also just added a summer tubing section and a giant airbag jump. The fun doesn’t stop just because the snow is gone, Purgatory Resort is open year round.

Snowmaking Infrastructure

Investing in snow is a good idea for ski resorts. That is why Purgatory decided to invest in new snowmaking equipment. Not just any equipment but energy efficient. The good stuff, including additional pumping capacity, pipe, electric and additional energy efficient snow guns. This is all to get the resort open and running earlier and sticking to their commitment to making the ski experience the best it possibly can be!

Expanded Terrain & New Loading Zone

Purgatory is also investing in the terrain of the mountainside. Adding intermediate and expert runs to the front and back front sides, and a new gladed tree skiing terrain. The resort is also adding a new triple chairlift to the front side of the mountain for easier and faster access to the slopes. Which only means that you will have more time doing what you came to the mountain for, to ski!

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures 

Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation with access to 35,000 acres will be adding and improving the cabins on its snowcats. A new portable shelter will be available for breaks and lunchtime on backcountry adventures. The guides are experienced and are pleased to assist in helping find the perfect way down the mountain.


Overall Purgatory is aiming to keep you pleased and coming back to the mountain. With these improvements, the experience will just keep getting better and better. To find deals on lodging, season passes, rentals, lessons for Purgatory head on over to SkiCoupons.com and start browsing the options!

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