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Mountain Archery Festival

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

The most complete 3-D archery festival in the country returns to Purgatory Resort!  Come enjoy three days of great competitions and activities.  Whether participating or spectating, this event is fun for the whole family! Check out the Mountain Archery Fest website for full details and registration. On Thursday, June 8 Camping and Registration check-in is open 4:00pm […]

Scheduled Summer Opening Day

Opening day for summer operations. Get ready to enjoy the Bike Park, Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift Ride, and more!

Big Mountain Enduro

Come check out two great days of bike racing when Big Mountain Enduro returns to Purgatory Resort! Watch some impressive riding as four hundred racers compete on trails in our bike park and in the high country around the resort.  This is one of the most exciting weekends of the summer for both riders and […]

Summer Brew: Beer & Music Festival

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

Enjoy unlimited samples of all your favorite summertime beers from the best breweries in Durango and Colorado! There will be live music from Colorado’s favorite jam band, State 38! Tickets are just $29! Kids are free! Bring the whole family. With tons of space to spread out you can throw down a blanket or a lawn […]


Carve Wars

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

The greatest chainsaw carving competition in the country returns to Purgatory Resort!  Come watch these amazing artists create magnificent works of art right in front of you. Best of all, you can bid on the carvings during the auctions on Saturday and Sunday and take home a great piece of art! Meet at the base […]

VNTRbirds Turns & Berms

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

This is a women specific MTB course open to all levels. VNTRbirds “Turns & Berms” Purgatory Resort course is back for its 3rd summer and now part of the VIDA MTB Series. VIDA literally translates to “life” and the VIDA MTB SERIES celebrates the entire lifestyle of women riders and supports them in all of their endeavors. We’ll […]

Mushroom Hunt

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

Join expert guides who will lead you around the forests above Purgatory Resort.  These woods are known for having a wide variety of mushrooms.  During the hunt, the guides will educate you about edible vs. non-edible mushrooms, techniques for finding mushrooms, and any other questions you have. Complimentary wine and snacks are included. *Space is […]


Mushroom & Wine Dinner presented by Vectra Bank

Purgy's 24 Sheol St, Durango, CO

Enjoy an exquisite 5-course dinner with wine pairings.  Each course features mushrooms sourced locally by our chef right here in the San Juan Mountains.  Our wine steward selects exceptional wines to complement each course. Seating at this dinner is ‘family-style’ at tables of 8 to 10 guests.  If there are specific guests you would like […]


Downhill Rockies

Purgatory Village Express Lift #1 Skier Place, Durango, CO

Join the action or come watch as riders take on some of the best downhill trails in the country.  The folks at Downhill Rockies are sure to put on an epic race. Visit the Downhill Rockies website for all the details.

Mountain Marmot Trail Run

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself:  “I wonder if I could run all the way up there?”  This race is for you! The Race Course Mountain Marmot is an epic trail race. The course is simple—start at the bottom of the mountain…run to the […]

$75 – $95

Scheduled Opening Day

Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort #1 skier place, Durango, CO

The 2023/2024 ski season is scheduled to kick off at 9am on Saturday, November 18th! Are you ready? May this year be one of the best! We are stoked to welcome you back to the mountain! Thanks to all of our hardworking workers for getting the mountain ready for the season.

Event Series Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Purgy's 24 Sheol St, Durango, CO

You’re invited to join us as we gather for a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy’s to celebrate the season. Reserve the most convenient time for you and your family with seatings offered at 4:30pm and 7:00pm. We’ll have all your favorite classic dishes from turkey and ham to mashed potatoes and salad, plus a few […]

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