Purgatory

Purgatory Resort announces Locals Benefit Days

Purgatory Resort on Wednesday announced four Locals Benefit Days this season. Local Benefit Days will include discounted lift tickets and a portion of ticket sales to benefit four nonprofits. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest storm packs snow, lightning, hail and rain

A Pacific storm brought up to 1 foot of snow to the San Juan Mountains as of Monday afternoon, and storm totals were expected to climb through Tuesday morning. A storm cell packed with hail and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm offers hope for Purgatory Resort’s Saturday opening

Showing off Southwest Colorado’s shoulder season, Purgatory Resort will open Saturday with skiing and mountain biking, all on the same lift ticket – weather permitting. Unseasonably dry and warm...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm, dry weather makes ski areas sweat

Mother Nature must be slow to wax her skis this year. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions this fall have stalled or muted the start of ski season across Colorado, including Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors: Purgatory stalwarts inducted in Hall of Fame

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist In 1982, Jim “Hoody” Hards hired recent Durango High School graduate Mike McCormack as a lift operator and ticket checker at Purgatory Ski Area. Thirty-four years...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Purgatory owner buys Colorado’s largest snowcat ski operation

James Coleman, managing partner of Purgatory and four other ski resorts, has purchased Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation. Formerly known as San Juan Untracked, the 35,000-acre property...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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