Winter

Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night
Jan15

Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night

If you’re stuck in the throes of cold and needing some inspiration, Durango has the perfect opportunity this weekend. The Backcountry Film Festival will once again be held Friday evening January 17. It’s hosted by Durango Nature Studies and focuses on the enjoyment of being outside year round. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we have access to untouched wilderness in our backyard. This is an excellent way...

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The Choir of Man
Jan15

The Choir of Man

Returning to Durango by popular demand, Choir of Man features a high-paced show of entertainment that combines live music and foot stomping choreography from nine “ordinary guys” who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Envision the greatest pub gig ever seen and multiply it by 10. There’s something for everyone in what is revered as a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Noted Broadway Baby, “A feast for...

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Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland
Jan03

Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland

Durango is making national news because of our “Hallmark” winter wonderland.  Take a look at The Washington Post’s excerpt,   “Welcome to Durango, a town so lovely in the wintertime that its website says it could be the best time of year to visit. You see this from the moment you arrive. In the background: the San Juan Mountains under a blanket of snow. In the foreground: cozy locals bundled up in lounge chairs around fire pits...

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USASA Rail Jam Competition Series
Feb01

USASA Rail Jam Competition Series

Date: February 10, 2019 Location: Pitchfork Terrain Park – Purgatory Resort Sign up to compete, or just come watch!  We’ve got three rail jam competitions in the DC Terrain Park! Event Registration: Race Day Registration:  Located at Hoody’s each morning 8 am – 9:00 am. Competition Details: Event: Rail Jam #1 Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Location: Purgatory Resort – DC Terrain Park Course Inspection: 9:15 – 10:00am...

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Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area
Jan27

Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area

With recent snow fall and colder temperatures, it’s the time of year many locals enjoy outdoor snow sports. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow skating are all popular activities. We live in the perfect area to take advantage of these sports, with many locations in our own backyard. Vallecito Nordic Ski Club grooms trails throughout the winter. They offer nearly 15 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities to enjoy. It’s...

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Thank Goodness Friday!
Dec28

Thank Goodness Friday!

Wolf Creek is currently experiencing a beautiful powder cycle that began yesterday throughout the day. This storm cycle so far delivered 3 inches yielding a fresh surface of powder and an all natural base of 40 inches at the midway. The year to date snowfall currently stands at 102 inches. *******Snow Report for Thank Goodness Friday, December 28th, 2018******** Summit Base Depth: 42″ Midway Base Depth: 40″ New Snow (24...

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Chapman Hill Ice Maker
Nov15

Chapman Hill Ice Maker

CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Nov02

THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 Our premier event of the year is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! But we still have plenty of space available for weekends up until Christmas! Book now to secure your space for the whole family. Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole...

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Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events
Sep13

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events

Customize Your Ski Season Purgatory Resort’s multi-day, multi-resort cards are back. Get discounted lift tickets at Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Visit Purgatoryresort.com to check the Pre-Season Sales Events calendar for Colorado / New Mexico / Arizona / Texas / Nevada & Utah!!

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Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!
Feb27

Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!

The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Or, sign up yourself and participate in the fun. All it takes is some creativity, engineering skills, and...

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Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities
Feb20

Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities

With all the recent snow (finally!) it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy some winter sport activity. Durango is a fantastic place because there are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, and more are options, and all within a close distance from town. One of Durango’s standout features is the Durango Nordic Center at Purgatory. It’s filled with 20km of trails for skate or classic skiing, fatbiking,...

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Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide 2018
Jan23

Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide 2018

Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango!  It’s on the tubing hill.  Run up… tube down.  Repeat! Most laps wins! Oh, and it’s a relay race! Date: March 3, 2018 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: The tubing hill (Columbine area) #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Moe info and registration at purgatoryresort.com Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race.  We will have male, female, and coed...

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Try the McDonald’s Twilight Nights for Free
Jan16

Try the McDonald’s Twilight Nights for Free

McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race #1 Congratulations to each of you for busting out of the norm last Wednesday and joining us for the first McDonald’s Friday Night Lights.  We hope you all had as much fun as we did watching fat bikers, skiers, and snowshoers race around the base of Purgatory battling the terrain and elements in the dark. The first race got off to a killer start with fresh snow, tough terrain, and endless...

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Chairlift for Chapman?
Nov28

Chairlift for Chapman?

A new improvement plan for Chapman Hill includes several options to replace the old rope tow.

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No Snow, but Ski Season to Start Thanks to Snowmaking
Nov17

No Snow, but Ski Season to Start Thanks to Snowmaking

Purgatory Ski Resort will open on schedule despite the lack of snow in the high country. Just thank the miracle of snowmaking . . . but bring your bikes up, too.

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The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017
Nov13

The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017

Join us for a magical trip!!  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad most days November 17, 2017-January 2, 2018.  This fun family-oriented holiday tradition based on the best-selling children’s book and Academy Award™ winning animated film of the same name begins on Friday, Nov. 17 and runs most days through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Get more info and tickets at...

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54th Annual Ski Swap, La Plata  Fair Grounds
Oct31

54th Annual Ski Swap, La Plata Fair Grounds

54th Annual Ski Swap Saturday, November 4 0800 (8am) to 1600 (4pm) La Plata County Fairgrounds More Than 10,000 Items to Choose From Almost 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will have new and used Ski/ Snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat.  In addition to the vendors, public individuals will have their equipment for sale as well.  Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear,...

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New Mountain Coaster to Open at Purgatory
Sep22

New Mountain Coaster to Open at Purgatory

Find out the opening dates for both Purg and Hesperus!  Purgatory Ski Resort officials not only announced the opening day for the 2017-18 ski season, they also unveiled plans for a new mountain coaster this winter.

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Purgatory Ends Season With a Splash
Apr07

Purgatory Ends Season With a Splash

Purgatory Resort closed its regular season with a pond skimming contest that attracted hundreds of spectators and 75 contestants who tried to ski or snowboard across a pond of icy water. With 5 feet of snow still on the ground, Purgatory plans to open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of April.

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Training Future Olympians
Mar18

Training Future Olympians

More than a hundred elementary and middle-school-aged skiers proved their mettle last week at the Hampton Inn State Mogul Skiing Championships at Purgatory Resort. These are kids who we may see on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team or the World Pro Ski Tour one day. Durango TV News finds out more.

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