Tag: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis, editor and founder of BraveSkiMom.com.
Ski resorts look different when viewed through someone else’s eyes.
Last month, I joined two friends, Betsy and Uschi, for two days of skiing at Purgatory (a.k.a. Durango Mountain Resort). Betsy is a long-time Purgatory skier who knows the mountain inside and out. Uschi is an accomplished adaptive monoskier and instructor.
National Geographic recently named Durango, Colo. as one of the “Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America.” National Geographic, an internationally recognized publication, presents the best in adventure travel by featuring destinations, photographs, videos, maps, gear and more. In their latest feature, National Geographic named ten North American ski towns that don’t necessarily have the name recognition as other known destinations but they were described as “real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs…”
With 20 inches of snow blanketing the resort over the past weekend and more expected later today into this evening, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will open Lift 1 and the frontside of the mountain for daily operations starting at 9 a.m.
You have got some great moves. Really, you must. Because with the storms that have been pounding us here in Colorado, it’s clear that there must be some seriously stylin’ snowdancing going on…
We all knew this storm meant business. I knew it, my fellow skiers and snowboarders knew it, and this crazed-looking guy from the weather channel definitely knew it:
Sure, there was a big winter storm headed for Colorado, but where was it going to hit, and when? Living in the southwest corner of the state, it’s often feast-or-famine; when the front range ski resorts are getting pounded, sometimes we’re dry as a bone. But my fears vanished when I saw the next image from our deranged, bald meteorologist.
Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering a rippin’ deal for skiers and riders who want to go big – fill a snowcat with a group of 12 and save $700 . And to sweeten the deal, the Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is throwing in one free seat that can be used at a later date.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort kicks off its winter season this morning, and will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25.