Skier at Purgatory who died after hitting tree ID’d

The 70-year-old Dallas man who hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory Resort was identified Sunday as Joel Eastman. Eastman hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. Saturday between Lift 3 and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man hits tree, dies at Purgatory

A Texas man hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory, according to the La Plata County Coroner’s Office. A 70-year-old man from Dallas hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. somewhere between...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown 2021 theme announced

PURGATORY – OK, all you Snowdown Rock ‘N’ Rollers. Get ready to exchange your guitars and drumsticks for magic wands and broomsticks. The theme for Snowdown 2021 was announced Sunday at the first...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter Pride events take over Durango, Purgatory

This time of winter can be tough – the holidays are over and the cold can settle in for what seems like an eternity. Fortunately for Durango, we have Snowdown coming up and, for the third year,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango tourism rebounds in 2019, but not for all business sectors

A wet winter in 2019 helped pack slopes at Purgatory Resort and made rapids busy on the Animas River, but Durango’s recovery from the 416 Fire hasn’t been uniform. “We did rebound from ’18. ......

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in connection with car theft, home burglary in Hermosa

A 36-year-old man who is suspected of going on a crime spree around La Plata County was behind bars Monday. On Dec. 23, a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted a 2011 Ford F150 headed north on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area announces opening day

Hesperus Ski Area announced its plans to open for the season Friday. Laura Haidet, a spokeswoman for the resort, said trails will open for skiers and tubers from 4 to 9 p.m. for night skiing. The...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow on radar for this weekend in Southwest Colorado

Expect some snow this weekend in Southwest Colorado. According to the National Weather Service, a storm is moving into the region beginning Thursday, bringing with it the chance for snow until...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory picked in Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler demand quality from one of the country’s most prestigious and awarded magazine publishers – making its Readers’ Choice Awards a reasonably reliable travelers’...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort delays opening for lack of snow

Purgatory Resort has pushed back its Saturday opening for lack of snow. Resort officials announced Thursday they now plan to open the ski area Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving. According to a...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Purgatory Resort to acquire Brian Head Resort in Utah

Mountain Capital Partners, owner of Purgatory Resort, announced Tuesday an agreement to manage and operate Brian Head Resort, a ski area in southwest Utah about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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