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Purgatory Freestyle team in full force before home event

It was a sweet sweep for skiers in Crested Butte. The Purgatory Freestyle Team traveled last weekend to compete in a park and pipe competition in Crested Butte. It was a key event as athletes...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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Purgatory employee and longtime skier shares good vibes

Greg Ralph would have become a surfer had surfers been a little nicer. “Surfers aren’t the friendliest, most encouraging people toward beginners,” said Ralph, who grew up in Southern California....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Girl ‘stable’ after falling Sunday from Purgatory chairlift

A 7-year-old girl fell about 26 feet from Lift 1 Sunday at Purgatory Resort. The girl was in “stable” condition Sunday after the incident, said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for Purgatory Resort, in an...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife autopsy reveals cause of death for Purgatory lynx

A lynx found dead this month at Purgatory Resort died of natural causes, wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday. A necropsy of the animal found a tumor in his throat that prevented him from...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango girl who broke pelvis gets encouragement for recovery

A 14-year-old Durango girl who broke her pelvis going off a jump at Purgatory Resort received words of encouragement Thursday from someone who has endured a similar pain. Jeffrey Hamner, 24, who...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Purgatory Resort names general manager

Colin McBeath will take over as the general manager of Purgatory Resort in January, the company announced Thursday. McBeath was most recently the general manager at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Purgatory surface lift should open by late January

The new surface lift on the backside of Purgatory Resort should be ready to start hauling skiers and snowboarders by mid- to late January, spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Tuesday. Last fall, Purgatory ...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lynx ambles among skiers, boarders at Purgatory Resort

A lynx ambled through a crowd of enthralled onlookers at Purgatory Resort on Wednesday, which was the second time in two weeks that the elusive animal crossed paths with humans in the area. ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Snow sculptures on display at Purgatory Resort

Snow sculptures by a variety of artists will be on display in the Plaza at Purgatory Resort through Thursday. Artists will create their pieces as passers-by watch and may even share a tip or two....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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White Christmas brings icy roads, canceled flights

While Durangoans woke up to a postcard Christmas, snowplow crews for the city of Durango, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation were on the job starting in the early morning...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News