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

Storm dumps a foot of snow in high country, 9 inches at Purgatory Resort

After weeks of waiting, the first substantial winter storm hit Southwest Colorado this week, dumping upwards of a foot of snow in the high country. Snow continued to fall Wednesday night on the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charles Siegele, ‘quiet leader’ and longtime Purgatory employee, dies at 70

Charles H. Siegele – who helped cut the Styx trail at Purgatory Resort, was a founding member of the National Ski Patrol of Southwest Colorado, and was a founding board member of Community...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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