Purgatory

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

Livingston: Forest closure, 416 Fire hit hard, but we can be inspired

I’m sad. Our San Juan National Forest is closed because of the 416 Fire, the Burro Fire and extreme drought. Our local trails, reservoirs and BLM land, all closed. The access points to my favorite...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The economic costs of the 416 Fire are adding up. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees, Purgatory Resort has canceled several weddings and group...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Capital Partners to manage Utah ski resort

Mountain Capital Partners announced it will enter an agreement to operate and manage Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Eden, Utah, about 25 minutes from downtown Ogden. James Coleman, managing partner of...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Washburn chasing Alpine ski dreams in Steamboat

Isabelle “Izzy” Washburn is a girl on the move. Her ability to quickly get down an Alpine ski race course has her moving up the ladder of the sport. Washburn, a 15-year-old from Durango, moved to...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Purgatory Resort offers free skiing on season’s final weekend

Purgatory Resort will offer free lift tickets Saturday and Sunday, its final weekend of the season. Purgatory will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and snow is in the forecast later this...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolph Kuss credited for fostering athletic lifestyle in Durango

Dolph Kuss laid the foundation for recreation in Durango well before it was at the core of the economy and everyday life. Kuss, 87, taught thousands of people to ski, helped develop Chapman Hill...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek skier inducted into Hall of Fame

Paralympic skier Mary Riddell has that calm, cavalier attitude needed to fly down a ski slope at over 60 mph and bring home the gold. The steely, compact athlete who grew up in Dove Creek said she...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory set to host Rocky Mountain Qualifier this weekend

Young skiers are set to descend upon Purgatory Resort when the Purgatory Freestyle Team hosts the Hampton Inn Rocky Mountain Qualifier this weekend. The event will feature youth skiers aged 8-14...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports