Purgatory Mountain Resort is extending its season! The Durango ski resort has added extra days in April to take full advantage of the crazy amount of snow the mountains have gotten. That means closing day at Purgatory is now scheduled for April 30, weather permitting.
Purgatory will maintain daily operations through Sunday, April 2, then scale back to weekends only and will be open Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, April 14-16, April 21-21 and April 28-30.
To take full advantage of its last month (and a half) of the 2016/2017 season, Purgatory has a slate of events and activities for guests to enjoy. Its spring break celebration will run through March 19, with a full itinerary of live music, kids’ nights, yoga sessions, balloon animals, snowshoe tours, a cardboard derby, wolves visiting the mountain and a Steamworks Brewing clambake.
The last full day of daily operations will be celebrated with the return of pond skimming at Purgatory! Purgatory pond skimming is a classic way to wrap up the season. It will kick off at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 2. People must sign up (registration starts at 10 a.m. on Purgy’s patio), and space is limited. There’s a $5 entry fee and skimmers must be at least 16 years old.
There will be prizes for the best skim, the best wipeout and the best costumes. And, according to Purgatory:
This will be an awesome party. We’ll have a DJ spinning tunes, the Red Bull crew will be on hand to pump up the crowd, and our friends from Ska Brewing will be there to keep the party going throughout the day.
Durango Quality Inn is also running its “Pay to Ski, Stay for Free” deal through the end of March. The Quality Inn Durango has partnered with Purgatory Resort (formerly Durango Mountain Resort) to offer guests two options: Get 15-25 percent off your stay at the Durango Quality Inn with the purchase of a lift ticket or a free night at our hotel with the purchase of two adult ski passes! Book your room today to take advantage of this screaming deal at one of the top-rated Durango hotels and get as much time on the slopes as possible before spring shows up!