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Opening day at Purgatory Resort and other Durango ski resorts, including Hesperus and Wolf Creek, is just around the corner!

Thanksgiving is just a week away…yikes! If your fall has gone anything like mine, Thanksgiving snuck up on you and you’re likely scrambling for some last minute plans or excuses to avoid helping your Aunt Betty cook jello salad for the 5th year in a row. Whether your coming to Durango for the holiday weekend or live here and simply want out of the house, here is a guide to places to… Read More

Who doesn’t love skiing in the beautiful Colorado, and San Juan Mountains? Now you have a reason to love it even more when you book our ski package, and get discount lift tickets to Purgatory at Durango mountain resort. Book your room at the Quality Inn in Durango, and your ski passes at the same time, and get 25% off. You can check daily snow reports at Durango Mountain Resort, which is… Read More

As the first signs of snow begin to dust the Colorado Rockies, our thoughts can’t help but turn to the most important time of year: ski season. Is it too early to discuss opening day at local ski resorts? No way. Here’s what we know about opening days coming to a ski resort in the San Juan Mountains near you: Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) Durango Mountain Resort, or the artist formerly known as… Read More

Well, guys. It’s almost that time. Yep. It’s almost time to pack it up, say your goodbyes and do your grieving because ski season is just about over. We know. It’s sad, but there’s no better way to see off the season than with a final hurrah on the slopes. Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) Closing Day at Durango Mountain Resort, aka Purgatory, is March 30, and the ski resort will be throwing… Read More

Get your snowshoes out and get your snowshoe on this Saturday, March 1, at Durango Mountain Resort. (I was going for a “get your swerve on” joke, but I don’t think it worked.) You don’t have to go this Saturday; Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours leads groups of snowshoers on after-hours, backcountry trips every Saturday and other designated evenings. During the tour, you will ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain and… Read More

For 16 years, the Adaptive Sports Association of Durango has held the Dave Spencer Ski Classic at Durango Mountain Resort. But for the past 30 years, the ASA has been providing skiing, snowboarding and a variety of “sit-ski” instruction to people with disabilities. And every year, the ASA’s ski classic brings together teams to wear costumes, get crazy and raise money for the program. The weekend kicks off with a welcome reception and… Read More

Listen up, ladies! Who wants to learn how to snowboard? You do? Well, you have great timing because this weekend is the SheRide Snowboarding Camp at Durango Mountain Resort, aka Purgatory. The all-women’s snowboard clinic is perfect for all levels, and instructors coach students on the first day of the workshop, which starts Friday, Jan. 24, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26. Participants can sign up for one, two, or all three… Read More

Winterfest at Durango Mountain Resort kicks off Friday and runs all weekend to celebrate all things snow-related. Among the many cold-weather activities are snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding — including a giant, inflatable airbag that will allow novices and pros to try new jumps and tricks with a guaranteed soft landing. Winterfest runs Jan. 17-20 at Durango Mountain Resort, about 30 minutes north of… Read More

Durango’s recent — and early — snowstorm is a great reminder that ski season is just around the corner. Durango Mountain Resort, formerly known as Purgatory, will open for the season Nov. 29. Season passes are available now, at a cheaper rate than in-season prices. Benefits of season passes include no blackout dates and free skiing at partner resorts: Loveland Ski Area, Taos Ski Valley, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Brian Head Resort, Monarch Mountain, and… Read More