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Colorado ski season: Mountain coasters, Olympic fun and more

Are you ready for a roller coaster at a ski resort? New attractions in Colorado this season include mountain coasters at four Colorado ski resorts, along with new terrain and new lifts. Colorado is...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory opens for the season

Purgatory Resort opened for the season Saturday, and skiers and snowboarders – and mountain bikers – were ready. The resort was scheduled to open at 9 a.m., but people started lining up at 5, Kim...

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

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly doubled its snowmaking...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Ski Area to open with three lifts

Ski and snowboard season has arrived to the San Juan Mountains. Wolf Creek Ski Area will open at 9 a.m. Saturday for its opening day. Chairlifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Resort targets locals with new ski lift

A new ski lift could be installed at Purgatory Resort next summer if approved by the Forest Service. The Gelande lift was previously approved by the Forest Service to be a transfer lift, which...

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

Purgatory to celebrate owner’s birthday

Purgatory Resort will throw a party from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to celebrate the 50th birthday of its owner James Coleman. The event is free, open to all, and will feature food, drinks, cake,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort announces opening day

For the third year in a row, Purgatory Resort plans to open the weekend before Thanksgiving. According to a Thursday news release, the ski resort north of Durango will start offering rides up the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mushroom & Wine Festival brings together foraging and fine dining

A bad-ass mushroom walks into a bar. Ten minutes later, the bouncer heaves him out the front door. “What’s up, dude?” he pleads to the bouncer. “I’m just bein’ a fungi.” (Fun guy. Get it?) Oh, and...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Mountain Capital Partners hires mountain bike director

Officials with Mountain Capital Partners recently announced that Hogan Koesis was hired as mountain bike director for its resorts: Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite dip in visits, Colorado ski resorts report strong year

Visits to 22 ski areas across Colorado were down slightly during the 2016-17 season. Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area and the 20 other members of Colorado Ski Country USA reported 7.3 million...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort plans upgrades for 2017-18 season

Purgatory Resort plans to beef up its summer activities, open new ski terrain, upgrade a chairlift and improve snowmaking operations as part of its capital-improvement projects for the 2017-18...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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