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Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? Yes, Christmas is over, and yes, you’re probably sick of that song. But winter will be in full swing for months to come, and there’s no better time to enjoy the snow in the San Juan mountains — including an old-fashioned sleigh ride in Durango. Rapp Corral For the past 30 years, Rapp Corral has been offering horse-drawn sleigh rides. With five different sleighs — from a… Read More

Sure, Friday is opening day at Durango Mountain Resort, but did you know that Wolf Creek Ski Area in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has already been open for more than a month? Say what? Wolf Creek Ski Area opened two runs in mid-October, and 100 percent of the mountain is now open for skiing and snowboarding seven days a week. In October, the Durango Herald reported that Wolf Creek Ski Area’s opening wasn’t a record… Read More

Friday’s a big day, guys. Like totally big. No, not because it’s Black Friday. Pffft. More like “Black Run Day” at Durango Mountain Resort! Opening day is Friday, Nov. 29, and the slopes at Durango Mountain Resort, formerly (and forever) known as Purgatory ski resort, will be running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mountain at Purgatory has received 30 inches of snow since Nov. 20, so the runs are ready… Read More

Say “Colorado” and “skiing” in the same sentence, and many people think of the ski resorts lining Interstate 70: Vail. Aspen. Keystone. Beaver Creek. Blah, blah, blah. (Not that we’re bitter). But Durango is just minutes from two ski areas in Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. In addition to Durango Mountain Resort (formerly known as “Purgatory”), which is about 30 minutes north of Durango, Hesperus Ski Area is just 11 miles west of Durango… 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

If you’re looking to get down and dirty, you still have time to register for one of three Durango Muck & Mire on the Mountain events Saturday, Aug. 10, at Durango Mountain Resort. Early registration for the 5k, 10k or “Mini Muck & Mire Mile” fun course (for the kiddos) ends Aug. 2, so act soon if you’re looking to roll around in some mud in a socially sanctioned way. You can… Read More

When you think of Durango, Colorado, you probably think of hiking, biking, rafting and all sorts of fun — and gritty — outdoor recreation. Well, get ready to gussy up because, for the past 27 years, Durango has been home to Music in the Mountains, a classical music festival that features world-class orchestra performances and chamber concerts. (Actually, “casual wear” is entirely appropriate for these concerts, but still: You might want to take… Read More