Purgatory

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

Purgatory’s Lift 3 to open Saturday

Ski and snowboard enthusiast will have more terrain to ride at Purgatory Resort this weekend, as executives at the ski area on Thursday announced Lift 3 will open Saturday. As of Thursday, 20 of 91...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phase one of Colorado’s U.S. 550 improvements complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday that the first phase of safety improvements and restriping to U.S. Highway 550 are complete. Northbound travelers will find lanes have...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory ski resort in Durango opens for 50th year

Stoked. That was the overwhelming feeling of locals flocking to the mountain on Saturday for Purgatory Resort’s 50th opening day. Mediocre snow didn’t dim the excitement of many season-pass...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort ready to usher in 50th season Saturday

The wet slush that fell Monday on Monday blessed Purgatory Resort with a foot of snow ahead of opening day Saturday. The ski resort is opening almost a week earlier than it did last year and is...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Slush storm soaks Durango

Southwest Colorado started the work week Monday with winter snowstorms, which meant motor vehicle accidents, a few airport delays and temporary highway closures. The snow started flying late Sunday...

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