Established in 1965 the American ski resort Durango Mountain Resort lies at 2680 metres altitude in the Colorado region of the American Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3297.5m the area is snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 33 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Durango Mountain Resort is Albuquerque at a distance of 381km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
Marketed as the biggest surprise in Colorado skiing. Jean-Claude Killy is a fan of the local scenery which he described as the most beautiful this side of the Italian Alps.
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View our detailed Durango Mountain Resort snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Durango Mountain Resort snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||$498 - $498|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Durango Mountain Resort trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||3.2km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Durango Mountain Resort area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Durango Mountain Resort ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 618.4m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Bull Run run, with a steepness/slope angle of 60%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
The American resort is also known as Purgatory and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Durango Mountain Resort slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Durango Mountain Resort has slopes facing N.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Durango Mountain Resort ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Purgatory Ski School and has 100 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 2479000
Durango Mountain Resort for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Durango Mountain Resort for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Durango Mountain Resort for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Durango Mountain Resort for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Durango Mountain Resort snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Durango Mountain Resort: 16km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 16km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 2 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Durango Mountain Resort snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 2 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Durango Mountain Resort non skiing facilities also include Ancient Indian Ruins, Casino, Hot Springs, Snowcat Skiing, Steam Train Trips (More Facilities in Historic Town of Durango).