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  New Year’s Eve at Durango Mountain Resort Durango Mountain Resort is putting on the Ritz for New Year’s Eve. Revelers can enjoy the “Torchlight Parade” that will wind its way down the slopes of Purgatory followed by a fireworks display. There will be an early bird, family-friendly “ball drop” at 10 p.m. at Paradise Pizzeria and Ice Creamery, which will also have a hot cocoa and s’mores bar for anyone who wants… 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

There are certain holidays that are just filled with pressure — pressure to have the best. time. ever. Halloween. New Year’s Eve. And, of course, Fourth of July. Every Fourth of July is a scramble to find the best barbecue, the coolest concert and the finest fireworks. It’s even more pressure when the Fourth falls on a Friday, which means you have to fill up a long weekend with fun! Well, we’re here to help. If you’re… Read More

This weekend marks a momentous occasion: the first ever Durango Mac and Cheese Festival. We can’t figure out why this hasn’t been happening for 100 years, but it’s OK. At least it’s starting now. The inaugural Macaroni and Cheese Festival will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Durango Mountain Resort, just a few miles north of Durango. The festival will feature beers from local and international brewers, wines and spirits, live music… 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

Super Bowl XLVIII (we don’t even know what number that is) is a week from today! Go Broncos! Do you know where you’ll be watching the Big Game? If you’ll be in town on Sunday, Feb. 2 and are looking for a place to hang with fellow fans, here are some Super Bowl parties in Durango where you can cheer on the Broncos — or the Seahawks, if you’re willing to take that… 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