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Purgatory owner buys Hesperus Ski Area

James Coleman, who purchased Purgatory Resort in 2015, has added another ski slope to his portfolio: Hesperus Ski Area, 11 miles west of Durango. The acquisition announced Thursday includes the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort goes with the flow for new mountain bike festival

Party-goers at Purgatory Resort will surrender to the flow Saturday. The resort is ready to launch its first Mountain Bike Festival & Flow Trail Race on its Divinity Flow Trail bike course. The...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort announces opening day

There are seven more weeks of summer to spend in the sunshine, but for those already dreaming of snow, Purgatory Resort has a date to put on the calendar. For the second year in a row, the resort...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourist season may be gaining steam in Durango

After five years of tourism growth, Durango could be headed for a sixth. Visitation numbers from Durango’s three main attractions look strong. Purgatory Resort had its strongest winter season in 17...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Down with old, up with the new

Down with old, up with the new

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory reports best season in 17 years

More people hit the slopes at Purgatory and Wolf Creek ski areas this season compared with last, helping to draw more tourism dollars to Southwest Colorado. Purgatory Resort reached a 17-year peak...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit accuses Purgatory Resort of gender discrimination

A former employee is suing Purgatory Resort, claiming gender discrimination. According to a six-page complaint filed last month in Denver federal court, two vice presidents at Purgatory told Meghan...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service wants Purgatory to deal with hazardous trees

After several years of urging from San Juan National Forest officials, Purgatory Resort is considering undertaking a vegetation management plan that would include removing hazard trees from the ski...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort is extending its season

Durango skiers and snowboarders should hold off on packing away their gear for at least a few more weeks. With the snow still falling, Purgatory Resort announced it will extend its 50th...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Resort to install ‘surface lift’ on mountain’s backside

Coming off the heels of installing a new high-speed chairlift last year, Purgatory Resort plans to make more improvements this summer by adding a “surface lift” on the backside of the mountain....

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Freestyle ski and snowboard team does well at Powderhorn

The top freestyle Park and Snowboard riders from the Purgatory Freestyle Team ventured to Powderhorn for last weekend’s the USASA Slopestyle and Rail Jam competitions with great success. USASA is...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors