First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Ski Team to host three events this weekend

Some of the top skiers in the Four Corners will descend on Purgatory Resort and Chapman Hill this week, as the Purgatory Ski Team will host freestyle and alpine racing from Wednesday through...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

New 103-room hotel at Purgatory Ski Resort gets initial OK

A new 103-room hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort received a green light this week from the La Plata County Planning Commission. The commission voted 4-0 Thursday to recommended approval for a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort

A new 103-room hotel with a ballroom to handle 300 people and meeting space is being proposed for Purgatory Resort just south of the base area. If approved by La Plata County, the hotel, in a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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 | 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 | 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

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