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Making it snow at Purgatory

PURGATORY – For about three weeks, snow guns have been blowing powder across the runs at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort building a base to last into spring. About 16 inches of natural snow...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR buyer looks to expand

Last summer, James H. Coleman Jr., who was announced on Wednesday as the impending buyer of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, went to a ski camp held in Aspen. Coleman spent much of the day...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

High and dry in the alpine

PURGATORY – A water line that failed last year leaves Xcel Energy unable to generate power, crimps the ability of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort to make snow and puts Electra Lake off-limits...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski ‘passports’ offered to 5th and 6th graders

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will offer the fifth and sixth grade “passports” once again for the 2014-15 ski season. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to ski or...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glory days of Purg

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ann Butler’s mother, Kathy Butler, ran the accounting department for Purgatory Ski Area from January 1966, a month after it opened, until 1982. As a girl, Ann Butler helped process...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR ownership explores shake-up

An ownership change may be in the forecast for Durango Mountain Resort. Chuck Cobb, the resort’s chairman, owns a slight ownership majority of the ski resort. He’s looking for a buyer for some or...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory’s patrons celebrate the end

Paradise is closing. Terry Zink, bartender at the popular pizzeria at the base area of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, was stacking chairs and breaking down the restaurant’s patio on Sunday....

DATE: March 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Inferno’ and Who’s Who

When Shakespeare asked “What’s in a name?” he eloquently stated a question man has had since time immemorial: What do names mean? In the case of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, there...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Great snow,’ then an ordeal

What would you do? You’ve spent the morning skiing with your wife. The kids are in ski school, and before lunch you decide to duck off on your own for some untracked snow. Recent storms have...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regaining freedom

In this race, it’s not about how fast you go. It’s more about how much fun you can have. It’s more about building confidence. It’s more about sharing happiness. The Adaptive Sports Association’s...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory wins subdivision approval

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Tuesday won permission from La Plata County commissioners to subdivide lots at Purgatory Village, a step toward future development. The subdivided parcels...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

12-year-old girl hits tree at Purgatory

A Flight for Life helicopter landed near the base of chairlift 3 on Friday morning at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort where a 12-year-old girl hit a tree. The girl’s condition was not...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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