Winter

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 &...

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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
Jan23

Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

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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With Fantastic Conditions, Purgatory Extends Season through April!
Mar14

With Fantastic Conditions, Purgatory Extends Season through April!

  Purgatory Resort’s New Transfer Lift is Now Open!   With Fantastic Conditions, Purgatory Extends Season through April! Durango, Colo. —  Purgatory Resort opened its newest lift on the backside of the mountain, which provides skiers and snowboarders easy access to the Legends Express quad chairlift from some of the best fall line skiing on the mountain.  Officials also announced that with the incredible snowfall Purgatory has...

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Global Snow Research in Silverton
Mar05

Global Snow Research in Silverton

A NASA-funded worldwide research project on global water supplies included a slice of the San Juan Mountains last month, thanks to the Silverton Avalanche and Snow Studies Center. Durango TV News team Deb Uroda and Brian Gill recently snowshoed into the research site to learn more about the project.

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National Margarita day (and night)!
Feb22

National Margarita day (and night)!

FEBRUARY 22nd is National Margarita day (and night)! “Margaritas are popular in several Durango restaurants.  Olde Tymer’s– known for “cheating tourist and drunks”– offers great ones at reasonable prices… both frozen and on the rocks. I have also enjoyed them at Tequila’s as well as Fiesta Mexicana– all are on Main Street, Durango, Colorado, USA 81301 and all of them serve good...

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Blue Sky Day– fun in the sun; play in the snow! WINTER FUN!!
Feb21

Blue Sky Day– fun in the sun; play in the snow! WINTER FUN!!

Today is a Blue Sky Day– a time for fun in the sun with play in the snow! WINTER FUN!! Colorado is blessed with 280 to 300 days of sunshine per year… and along with that comes the most awesome blue sky.  We get some snow, and then the bright blue mountain sun dazzles your eyes with sparkles of brightness! Durango, Colorado is the center of my universe– and I am a local and global citizen.  Durango, known as the jewel...

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A beautiful snow day, turning into rain as the day goes by…
Feb19

A beautiful snow day, turning into rain as the day goes by…

It’s a beautiful day for snow today in Durango Colorado and the surrounding areas AND it will get warmer as the day progresses– up into the low 40’s– and the snow will probably turn to rain! So use caution when you drive in this winter wonderland… Check out Durango Downtown’s Durango area weather and climate information! Including Durango Snow and Ski Reports .. with info on Purgatory, Wolf Creek...

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Silverton Skijoring 2017
Feb14

Silverton Skijoring 2017

One of the most unique winter events in the area will be held in Silverton Colorado —the 8th Annual Silverton Skijoring Contest. On Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th, 2017 –  Silverton will be overtaken by horses, skiers, and riders. This amazing sport uses a horse and rider to pull a skier behind the horse, who holds on with a tow rope. Imagine waterskiing, but behind a horse and on top of snow! During the race, the...

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Intergalactic Snowdown
Feb10

Intergalactic Snowdown

Durango’s intergalactic journey into the land of Snowdown certainly brought out the silly and creative in our community last week. So to brighten up your Snowdown meltdown after a week of partying, we decided to teleport into the stellar past to review the Snowdown that was…

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