Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), Colorado

Twenty one miles North of Durango on the edge of the San Juan Mountain range is a great ski mountain. Once named Purgatory, this mountain and its' terrain will dare to keep one cognoscente, so not to be a victim of this hills reputation. Sitting nestled in the inspiring San Juan Mountain range Durango Mountain Resort will fill the eye and the camera alike with incredible views. 

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Top of mountain looking south east.

With 1,200 ski able acres, 75 runs and 2,000+ vertical feet, DMR will keep skiers of all abilities busy and smiling for days.  From steeps on the front, treed glades on the back and three outstanding terrain parks all combined with an average of 260 inches of snow a year under blues skies, the entire experience will be a memorable one.  

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Top of chair 2

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Kyle McKnight gets jiggy on the rail at the Pitchfork Terrain Park.

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Looking up from Purgatory Village

With a wide range of activities throughout the year, and great winter sports, it truly is a Rocky Mountain getaway. 

*Feature written and photographed by Phillips, January 2003.  All information regarding size, altitude, distance and others was provided by Durango Mountain Resort and Matt Skinner.



Flights from Houston, from Denver, from Phoenix, from Albuquerque and from Dallas-Ft. Worth. For the Purgatory Village Hotel shuttle call 970-385-2100. 25 miles from Durango to the mountain up Highway 550. 150 miles from Grand Junction via US 50 and 550 (3.5 hours). 237 miles from Albuquerque via NM44 and US 550 (3.5 hours). 350 miles form Denver via US 285, US 160 US 550 (6.5 hours). For more information call Durango direct at: 800-525-0892 or http://www.durangomountainresort.com

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