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Quality Inn Durango’s “Stay and Ski” deal gives 15-25 percent off your room or a free night with the purchase of Purgatory lift tickets!

The 2016 Hesperus Ski Swap will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado.

Ah, Spring Break. It used to be all about bikinis, booze and bad decisions in Cancun or Cabo. Amiright? These days, assuming you’re an adult, you don’t get Spring Break — but that doesn’t mean you can’t take one. And, if you’re a parent, your children get Spring Break, and that means it’s a good excuse to take a family vacation and see some new sights. With or without kids, Spring Break is a… 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

Pick up some new-to-you ski and snowboard gear during the 51st annual Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado

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

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

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