10 Best Ski Resorts In Durango, Colorado

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Durango is one of the best skiing destinations in America, with Purgatory Resort, Rocky Mountains, and San Juan Mountain range enabling seamless experience. You can also enjoy the scenic drive and panoramic views on the San Juan Skyway loops or peruse the historical art at Toh-Atin Gallery. Adventurers can also hike through verdant fields of Colorado wildflowers and enjoy rafting in the Animas River’s waters. For adrenaline junkies, the city offers Durango Adventures and Zipline. for a view to remember, ride the Silverton & Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad that runs throughout the year. The city also offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options. For a comfortable and convenient stay, check into one of these best ski resorts in Durango, Colorado.

1. Purgatory Resort

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This Colorado ski resort in downtown Durango is a National Registered Historic District. The Purgatory Resort offers many adventures is a prime skiing destination in Durango. It offers Nordic Skiing and has 12 ski slopes, 105 trails for biking or hiking, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and 1500 acres (607 hectares) of skiable terrain.

The resort has a variety of accommodations, from rooms and condos to houses for bigger groups. Some of the units are located near chairlifts and come with a gas fireplace, private balcony and upscale fittings such as granite countertops.

Purgatory Resort

Address: 1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301, United States

Star Rating: 4.5-star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.(from 136 reviews)

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Other accommodations with access to ski slopes in Durango

2. Club Wyndham Durango (from USD 85)

Club Wyndham Durango is a 3-star hotel, with Animas River and Durango Hot Springs just minutes away. The Purgatory Mountain is 28 km (17 mi) away from the property. Guests can enjoy skiing, horseback riding, cycling, rafting, and other outdoor activities nearby.

The hotel apartments have a balcony with mountain views, kitchenware, free WiFi, and a private bathroom. The hotel has a hot tub if you fancy a muscle-soothing soak. There’s also a fitness center, billiards table, and free public parking available no the premises.


Club Wyndham Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 401 East 2nd Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

3. Holiday Inn Express Durango Downtown- Animas River (from USD 284)

Holiday Inn Express Durango Downtown- Animas River is a beautiful home base for travelers who want to enjoy skiing, hiking, and other outdoor adventures. The Purgatory Mountain ski lift is a 30-minute drive away.

Guests can relax in this contemporary hotel that provides rooms with a balcony and mountain views. Rooms are fitted with a small lounge and work area, comfortable beds, free WiFi, and an en-suite bathroom. The facility also offers an indoor pool and fitness center that guests can freely access during their stay.


Holiday Inn Express Durango Downtown- Animas River

Wifi Available

Address: 1111 Camino Del Rio
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Comfort Inn & Suites Durango (from USD 189)

Comfort Inn & Suites is perfect for those who want to stay right in the thick of the action. Downtown Durango is nearby, and the business district is also just a two-minute drive away. The hotel is about 40 km (24 mi) from Purgatory Mountain, where you can indulge in skiing and snowboarding.

After a day on the slopes, you can relax in a heated indoor saltwater pool or warm up in the sauna. The guest rooms are fitted with a coffee maker, a TV, and an en suite bathroom. Best of all, complimentary breakfast is also provided for guests before they begin their skiing adventure.


Comfort Inn & Suites Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 455 South Camino Del Rio
Accommodates: 10

Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests Skiing

5. The Durango Downtown Inn (from USD 149)

The Durango Downtown Inn is a 10-minute walk to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and is about 43 km (26 mi) from Purgatory Ski Resort. The hotel is also a seven-minute walk away from Ska Brewing Company, which offers a variety of beers.

The wood-toned lobby has country-style furniture, giving it an old-school feel. The hotel also offers modern comforts such as a fitness center and guest rooms with a TV and a private bath. And, to refuel, there’s a restaurant on site, serving American fare.

6. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Durango (from USD 165)

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is conveniently located on Main Avenue, Highway 550, and is close to attractions such as Mesa Verde National Park and The Animas River. This non-smoking property offers clean and safe lodging at an affordable price. Rooms come with a cable TV, free WiFi, and a private bathroom. The Purgatory Ski Resort is just a 28-minute drive away. Before heading out for skiing, fuel up with a free continental breakfast served daily.


Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 2002 Main Avenue
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Skiing

7. La Quinta by Wyndham Durango (from USD 249)

La Quinta by Wyndham Durango is within walking distance of the Animas River, which is a perfect spot for whitewater rafting. Durango Hot Springs springs is a 17-minute walk, while the famed Purgatory Resort is a 35-minute drive away. For R&R, the hotel offers an indoor pool, hot tub, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Guests can kick-start their day with a hearty continental and a la carte breakfast that is served daily. Rooms come with a seating area, flat-screen TV, and microwave.


La Quinta by Wyndham Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 125 Mercury Village Dr
Accommodates: 5

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

8. Hampton Inn Durango (from USD 229)

Hampton Inn Durango is just off Highway 550. The Purgatory ski area is about a 25-minute drive away and a perfect spot for skiing and mountain biking. The hotel offers free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, and a full-service business center.

After a long day of adventure, guests can come home to their queen or king room with a comfy bed, free WiFi, and a TV. The San Juan National Forest is 34 km (21 mi) from the hotel. It boasts a diverse terrain with miles of nature trails, mesas, and alpine peaks.


Hampton Inn Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 3777 Main Avenue
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

9. Adventure Inn Durango (from USD 153)

Adventure Inn Durango is a perfect base for adventure-seeking families. Indulge in skiing at Purgatory Ski Resort, which is a 25-minute drive away, or whitewater rafting at Animas River, which is within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel also offers affordable rooms with a private bathroom, TV, a microwave and a small refrigerator. They also have an in-house laundry service, which is perfect for guests staying longer and needing to freshen up their wardrobe.


Adventure Inn Durango

Wifi Available

Address: 3515 Main Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Parking Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Skiing Free parking Internet services

10. Caboose Motel & Gift Shop (from USD 125)

Caboose Motel & Gift Shop is a 25-minute drive away from Purgatory Resort, as well as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Durango Hot Springs is only 10 km (6 mi) away. So, guests staying here can indulge in a range of outdoor activities nearby, including skiing, fishing, hiking, and more. All rooms have a private bathroom, comfortable beds, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, and mountain or garden views. Some of the suites also have barbeque facilities.


Caboose Motel & Gift Shop

Wifi Available

Address: 3363 Main Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests

Enjoy a ski vacation in Durango

Durango in southwest Colorado is a heaven for nature lovers and adventurers alike. It boasts lush forests, rivers, and snow-capped mountains. Choose one of the above listed ski resorts in Durango, Colorado, as your base camp.

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