Purgatory Resort

The Only Thing Missing Here Is You!

Purgatory Resort has been providing winter fun to our guests since 1965. While ski area operations are our primary business, summer brings mountain biking, hiking, scenic chair rides, music festivals and more. The town of Durango is known for it’s beauty, sense of community, and recreational opportunities.

In the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountains surrounded with beautiful views, blue sky, and fresh mountain air.

About Purgatory Resort

Here at Purgatory our goal is to give people the Freedom to come and explore the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado in whatever way best suits them.  That's why we strive to offer affordable, family-friendly experiences that will suit everyone from the casual first time visitor just checking things out for the first time to the hardcore, adrenaline-fueled skier or mountain biker ready to shred whatever comes their way.  Our Purpose is to provide excellent products and customer service, and then let our guests choose whatever experience they believe will give them the most Happiness. 

The Employee Experience

If you ask our employees they would say that there are three big things that keep them coming back year after year, the beautiful mountain setting, the awesome community, and the ability to make an impact.

We feel we have the best staff in the entire world, and we have worked hard to create a fun atmosphere where everyone looks forward to coming work every day!  Whether it's the free summer and winter passes, the fun employee recognition events, or our great team of managers we try to make sure all of our employees enjoy every single day they get to spend in the mountains.

At Purgatory every single employee really gets to make an impact with our guests, helping to make lifelong memories that they will treasure forever.  We are honored that our guests choose to spend their valuable leisure time with us, and as a result, we try to find employees who really want to go the extra mile to make their experience as special and memorable as they can.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have be hard working, be dependable and reliable, have a great attitude, enjoy meeting new people, and be passionate about skiing, hiking, mountain biking, the outdoors, and helping to give others the freedom to explore their passions too!

Room and Board

Many housing options are available in Durango, Silverton, Bayfield, and everywhere in between.  There are several property management companies that can help you search, but newspaper ads, Craigslist, and the Durango Online Garage Sale group on Facebook are also great places to start looking.

Employee Perks

All of our employees who work the entire season will receive a FREE SUMMER AND WINTER PASS, as well as these other sweet benefits:

  • Summer Buddy Passes
  • Access to Pro Deals
  • Discounts on Food and Beverage
  • Discounts on Retail
  • Discounts on Mountain Bike Rental and Service
  • Employee carpool program
  • Access to a free employee shuttle
  • Employee Parties and Recognition Programs
  • Free Mountain Bike Lessons
  • Same Day Pay
  • Summer Lift Access for Dependents
  • Supplemental Insurance through AFLAC

Getting Here and Getting Around

The four corners region is beautiful, but it can be hard to get to, so some info to help you get here is below:

Nearest Airport(s)

  • Durango-La Plata County Airport - 15 Miles
  • Albuquerque International Sunport - 218 Miles
  • Denver International Airport - 361 Miles

Getting around Durango:

  • The city runs a bus system
  • The entire town is very bike friendly

Purgatory also offers a free shuttle for employees to and from the resort from Durango!

For Fun

Durango is the gateway to the Four Corners region, one the premier outdoor recreation spots in the United States.  From Durango, within one hour's drive, you can be in the middle of the high desert or up on a Mountain Pass at over 10,000 feet.  So whatever outdoor activity you are into you can find it here:

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • 4-wheeling
  • Dirt Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Or just taking in the view

How to Apply

To apply, click APPLY HERE.

If you're in the local area, head on into our Human Resources office to say hi and put in your application in person.

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