I have been skiing Purg for 20 years. Contrary to it's new name "Durango Mt. Resort," it is not a mountain but a curved bench. It has no sustained steep skiing, just short steep picthes connected by long flats. It is a great area for intermediates because of the great weather, views, and abundance of easy runs. If you are looking for a real mountain you are in the wrong place. Drive the western route 2 1/2 hours to Telluride.
The steep skiing at Purg is off the 6-pack lift on the front (don't overlook Styx, which is weird to get to) and the two lifts on the back side. The lifts in between are all green and blue runs except for a few 25 yd. steep pitches. If it's crowded go directly to the back (Legends Lift #8) and work your way to the front as the day progresses. Avoid Lift #5 at lunch time, but check out Wapiti and Bull Run for some good drops.
After skiing try a drink at Purgy's at the base. They usually have a free band. 3 miles back towards town on the highway is the Old School House, which is a very funky bar with great pizza where the patrol hangs out. In town hit Steamworks Brew Pub and Carver's Brew Pub, both have good food and beer. A narrow atmosphere but best food and price in town is Skinny's on 10th and Main. For Mexican go to Tequilas and avoid Franciscos. For Italian go way up Main to Mama's Boy. Upscale dining try Ken & Sue's, Ore House and Randy's. Scoot'n Blues has lousy food but good music and dancing in the basement. You can pick up the free weekly paper "the Telegraph" almost anywhere, which has a listing of local music and happenings.