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

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

Thats right, five feet of beautiful fresh powder has found it’s way onto Durango’s favorite ski resort, Purgatory Mountain. As we are approaching the end of this holiday season it’s easy to think, “What’s next?” Winter has only begun and all the major holidays have nearly gone, days are shorter and temperatures colder. Beat those holiday blues on the mountain. Purgatory Resort received 61 inches of powder in the last week. 100%… Read More

Purgatory Mountain kicked of it’s 50th season on November 21, 2015. Here is a brief history and introduction to this hidden gem located in Southwestern Colorado. History Formally Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Mountain has recently gone back to its original namesake when controlling ownership changed hands in 2015. James Coleman purchased the resort assets at the beginning of the year. (http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27597794/sale-durango-mountain-resort-finalized-name-change-back) The resort’s real estate rights continue to be held by the… 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

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