Winter

Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says
Oct19

Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says

                                By BEN REPPERT | WeatherNation TV PUBLISHED: October 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: October 18, 2020 at 12:56 p.m. Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says This will likely lead to an intensification of the ongoing drought in Colorado Coloradans can expect a warmer, drier, and less snowy winter than...

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Durango Ski Swap 2020
Oct16

Durango Ski Swap 2020

56th Annual Ski Swap Saturday, November 2 8am to 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, packs, car racks,...

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Chapman Ice Rink Opens Friday October 2, 2020!
Sep25

Chapman Ice Rink Opens Friday October 2, 2020!

Chapman Hill Ice Rink will open Friday, October 2 with public skating from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and an outdoor gear swap from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ice rink admission is $7 for all ages, and skate rentals are $3. Opening Weekend Ice Rink Schedule – October 2 – 4 Ice Rink Schedule – October 5 – 18 Ice Rink Schedule – October 19 – November 1 Ice Rink Schedule – November 2 – 15 Chapman Hill is a...

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Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!
Feb11

Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!

President’s Day Weekend is upon us and Silverton—our neighboring town—hosts one of the most unique events all winter: Skijoring. This fantastic event comprises of a horse or motorcycle pulling a person on skis holding onto a rope down the middle of the snow-filled street. There are jumps and rings the rider catches on batons, and the rider goes around 35 miles per hour. Does that sound crazy? It’s pretty unique! The event is presented...

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The Springs Resort and Spa
Feb04

The Springs Resort and Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing adventure, you may consider the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs. This is the home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring! There are multiple soaking pools (24), which are 100% mineral water overlooking the river. There’s also a mineral water swimming pool.  Many of the minerals in the water are considered to have healing benefits. Each of the pools features a different temperature, so...

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Million Dollar View
Jan26

Million Dollar View

No matter where you go in Durango phenomenal views of pristine peaks are abundant. The pure natural beauty of this quaint town is priceless. On my most recent hike to Horse Gulch just east of town I stumbled upon an absolute gem of an overlook. Just atop the ridge north of the Gulch you have the opportunity to see the Animas Valley in its total glory. Remember to get out and see Durango and all its beauty this winter. It’s...

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La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions
Jan24

La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions

As we head into 2020, we want to take an overall look at the market and where we see it heading into the new year. To do this, we consider last year’s numbers and trends as they continue into 2020. Overall, 2019 was a good real estate year in La Plata County. It was slower during the first two quarters and that was largely due to increased interest rates. During the second quarter rates began to drop and that helped give the market...

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International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan23

International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. For IGN’s 20th Anniversary, the tour will feature Guest Host Mike Dawes (England) and his two-hand contemporary style, joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, who is a fretless guitarist, with an intriguing, exotic style and an engaging...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Jan19

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders...

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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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