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The clock is ticking for final turns

This year’s ski season is dwindling fast as the warming weather heralds the approach of spring.Matt Morrissey, the recreation supervisor for Chapman Hill, said successive 60-degree days melted much...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow ‘deep and fresh’ at Purg after storm dumps 28 inches

The snow gods blessed Durango Mountain Resort with 28 inches of new snow in 24 hours this week.The bountiful gift, which fell in 24 hours starting around 5 p.m. Monday, left the resort with 81...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ready, set, ride

PURGATORY More than 1,000 skiers and snowboarders carved turns during Purgatory ski area’s opening day Friday, and some called it one of the best openers in recent years.The trails were covered...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellis’ style secures state title

Durango Freestyle ski team member Shane Ellis brought home a state title from the USSA Rocky Mountain Freestyle Devo State Championships in Telluride last weekend.Ellis narrowly edged teammate...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Wiess sets edge for Purgatory alpine racers

Purgatory Ski Team racers competed at Aspen and Powderhorn last weekend, testing Junior Olympic and regional fields.In Aspen, Purgatory J3 (ages 13-14) skier Liam Wiess competed against 80 racers...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Loaded handgun found on Purgatory slope

A small-caliber handgun was found last weekend on the slopes of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort.The loaded firearm was found Sunday by a ski instructor below a lift on the West Fork trail,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weak front brings snow to S.W. Colo.

A Pacific storm was expected to blow out of the region today making way for clear skies and warmer temperatures this week.Forecasters were predicting 1 inch to 3 inches of snow from Sunday’s storm...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wax ’em up: Purg opens Friday

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will open Friday after it received 2 feet of snow from the latest storm.“We are looking great,” said Beth Holland, spokeswoman at Purgatory. “We’re looking at...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR offers discounts at ski events

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will offer discounted lift tickets this month at several upcoming events, including one in Albuquerque.Three events will be in Texas, one will be in Phoenix and...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News