Purgatory

Police: Man tries to run over neighbors in skid-steer loader

A man in a skid-steer loader who allegedly tried to run people over Friday night in northern La Plata County was arrested at gunpoint, police said. John Westlund, 37, allegedly approached two...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen’s Thomas, Vail Mountain’s Cole win CHSAA giant slalom state titles

One run. That’s all that was possible to decide high school skiing’s giant slalom state champions in Colorado. With deep snow at Purgatory Resort in Durango with seven inches overnight and heavy...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Snow on Durango’s state ski championship parade

Durango High School welcomed hundreds of skiers from around the state to the Colorado High School Activities Association state skiing championships Wednesday night with a torchlight parade and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Purgatory-area housing market strengthens

Real estate in the Purgatory area is experiencing a delayed renaissance after taking a hit during the 2008 Great Recession. Since 2017, new construction has become a more common sight in the north...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

70-year-old man requires helicopter transport from Purgatory Resort

A 70-year-old man found unconscious along a ski trail Friday at Purgatory Resort required a helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center, a resort spokesman said. Greg Ralph said the man...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel near Purgatory Resort gets green light

A new hotel just south of Purgatory Resort was unanimously approved Tuesday by La Plata County commissioners. The hotel is slated to be located in what is now the Gelande overflow parking lot on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Ski Team to host three events this weekend

Some of the top skiers in the Four Corners will descend on Purgatory Resort and Chapman Hill this week, as the Purgatory Ski Team will host freestyle and alpine racing from Wednesday through...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

New 103-room hotel at Purgatory Ski Resort gets initial OK

A new 103-room hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort received a green light this week from the La Plata County Planning Commission. The commission voted 4-0 Thursday to recommended approval for a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort

A new 103-room hotel with a ballroom to handle 300 people and meeting space is being proposed for Purgatory Resort just south of the base area. If approved by La Plata County, the hotel, in a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Tyler Jasmer was stoked. It was the day before Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and he and his buddies had a plan to be first on the slopes: camp in the lift line. “This is a first time, but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski season on its way in Southwest Colorado

James Coleman, owner of Mountain Capital Partners, the owner of Purgatory and Hesperus ski areas, is probably the happiest person in Durango to see 2018 in the rearview mirror given the paucity of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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