Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike from Durango to ski at Purgatory? Why not?

If you ask Finn Skowlund which he likes more – biking or skiing – he may give you a puzzled look. He’s never had to choose. The 12-year-old has been biking around Durango most of his life. He likes...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open for skiing Saturday, Sunday

Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday. Snow is expected to be followed by...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic May day is here for Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s season will end with one last memorable moment to conclude a winter filled with powder days, a high school state championship event and countless memories made. Skiers and...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Resort to extend season into May

Purgatory Resort will extend its skiing and snowboarding season into May for the first time. Mountain officials announced Friday that the resort will remain open for two more Saturdays, concluding...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skiers make waves Sunday at Purgatory

PURGATORY RESORT – Josh Steinlauf of Durango handled his pond skimming run like a pro: right through the water, not a drop on him. Purgatory Resort is beginning its end-of-the season craziness,...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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