Purgatory

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 | UPDATED: 10 hours 26 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Historic wagon road revived in Hermosa Creek area

With the popular 18-mile Hermosa Creek Trail closed for the foreseeable future because of damage from the 416 Fire, efforts are afoot to restore and make new trails in the recreational area north...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado ski industry virtually protected from drought

DENVER (AP) – Reservoirs have turned to dust. Farmers have fallow fields. But don’t expect the skiing to languish. Ski resorts have spent many decades amassing water rights and water storage and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

Despite a drought year for the record books, Purgatory Resort expects to have enough water for snowmaking this season. “We’re actually looking pretty good,” said Sam Williams, head of mountain...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures dip; Purgatory Resort brings out snow guns

After last year’s unseasonably dry and warm winter, things appear to have started out better for winter 2018-19: Purgatory Resort was able to begin making snow at 10 p.m. Sunday. Kim Oyler,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Ski Team ready to turn into 2018-19 season

The Purgatory Ski Team will offer Alpine ski racing, freeride and freestyle skiing programs for the 2018-19 season. These teams provide the opportunity for winter athletes to excel and an...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Ross Ehrhardt turned a once-tragic situation into a legacy of helping disabled men and women grow stronger through learning to ski. He founded the Learn to Ski Scholarship at Purgatory Resort and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moisture, freezing temps could make for slick driving Tuesday morning

Freezing temperatures and another blast of moisture are expected to make for slick driving conditions Tuesday morning above 7,500 feet in elevation in the San Juan Mountains, weather forecasters...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute to 416 Fire bear cub wins hearts at Carve Wars

PURGATORY – Wood chips and the buzz of chain saws filled the air Saturday as seven competitors turned rough wood into art during Carve Wars at Purgatory Resort. After closing for a month during the...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory to reopen for summer activities July 2

Purgatory Resort will reopen for summer activities July 2 and lodging accommodations will reopen June 29. The resort was forced to temporarily suspend its operations during the 416 Fire. “While...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory deals with financial hit from 416 Fire

Many employees at Purgatory Resort are on a two-week furlough, other employees have had their hours reduced and some positions have been eliminated as the resort deals with the financial hit of a...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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