Purgatory

Purgatory to celebrate owner’s birthday

Purgatory Resort will throw a party from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to celebrate the 50th birthday of its owner James Coleman. The event is free, open to all, and will feature food, drinks, cake,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort announces opening day

For the third year in a row, Purgatory Resort plans to open the weekend before Thanksgiving. According to a Thursday news release, the ski resort north of Durango will start offering rides up the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mushroom & Wine Festival brings together foraging and fine dining

A bad-ass mushroom walks into a bar. Ten minutes later, the bouncer heaves him out the front door. “What’s up, dude?” he pleads to the bouncer. “I’m just bein’ a fungi.” (Fun guy. Get it?) Oh, and...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Mountain Capital Partners hires mountain bike director

Officials with Mountain Capital Partners recently announced that Hogan Koesis was hired as mountain bike director for its resorts: Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite dip in visits, Colorado ski resorts report strong year

Visits to 22 ski areas across Colorado were down slightly during the 2016-17 season. Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area and the 20 other members of Colorado Ski Country USA reported 7.3 million...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort plans upgrades for 2017-18 season

Purgatory Resort plans to beef up its summer activities, open new ski terrain, upgrade a chairlift and improve snowmaking operations as part of its capital-improvement projects for the 2017-18...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory Resort to offer free lift tickets this weekend

Purgatory Resort will offer free skiing Saturday and Sunday for its final weekend of the season. “It’s Purgatory’s way of saying thanks for a fantastic season,” said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Pond skim party at Purgatory

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

San Juan County Planning Commission recommends RV Park

The San Juan County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a 166-unit RV Park near Purgatory Resort, with a condition the developer work with the Durango Nordic Center to help...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory freestyle slays state championship slope

Under sunny skies and on its familiar home mountain, the Purgatory Freestyle Ski Team earned state championships and many more podium finishes at the State Mogul Skiing Championships at Purgatory...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Purgatory Resort extends season, opens new transfer lift

Purgatory Resort announced Tuesday a new transfer lift has officially opened and it will extend its season through April. According to spokeswoman Kim Oyler, Purgatory Resort , about 30 miles north...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News