Purgatory

Staying warm the Nordic way

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Alpine Team shines at Southern Series Opener

The Purgatory Alpine Ski Team started with a strong defense of their Southern Series Championship. Skiing on their home mountain, Purgatory skiers captured 37 total medals during Giant Slalom...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

With upgrades, El Niño, Purgatory Resort skier visits increase

El Niño has delivered more than above-average snowfall in Southwest Colorado. Purgatory Resort saw a 33 percent increase in visitations from Nov. 21 through Jan. 3 compared with the same period...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low temperatures forecast next week in Southwest Colorado

Low temperatures are going to ensure the 17 inches of snow on the ground in Durango stays around. The overnight low on Sunday was expected to be about minus 5 or lower, said Andrew Lyons, a...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Bank, Molas, passes reopen, Red Mountain remains closed for avalanche work

Snowy weather is expected to continue on and off through the next few days in the region. Here’s the latest: UPDATE – 1 p.m. Molas and Coal Bank passes on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legends Lift opens at Purgatory in Durango

Jubilant cries went up from the crowd as Purgatory owner James Coleman Jr. and his wife, Tonia, christened the new Lift 8 on Saturday morning. A large crowd gathered around the new high-speed...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

SOS Outreach expanding its reach

Entering its 22nd winter season, the SOS Outreach program is growing. SOS Outreach, self described as a national youth development program that introduces underserved youth to adventure sports such...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Recent storms expected to boost Colorado ski area tourism ahead of holidays

DENVER – Recent snowstorms have been good for Colorado ski areas as they prepare for the busy holiday week. Purgatory Resort has received 25 inches of snow since Saturday, bringing the base depth...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected throughout Saturday in Durango area

People who were dreaming about a white Christmas came closer to getting their wish this weekend. On Saturday, Durangoans woke up to a couple of inches of snow, but mountain passes have been hit by...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory to hold first Locals Benefit Day of season on Sunday

Skiers who like to make a difference while they schuss down Lower Hades will enjoy Locals Benefit Days, when Purgatory Resort offers discounted tickets and gives a portion of the day’s proceeds to...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory: A story told in pictures

As part of anniversary celebrations, Purgatory Resort is honoring its history and the many people who helped build the resort in a new book, Close to Heaven, Fifty years of Purgatory. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory in Durango celebrates its golden anniversary

It started with an off-hand comment about a local ski team needing a place to practice and has become a key community institution. Purgatory Resort is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary on...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News