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Durango Mountain Resort, USA

Durango Mountain Resort ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
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?%  Intermediate Trails
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Advanced Trails
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?%  Expert Trails
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Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) $498 - $498
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 64.4km
total length of Durango Mountain Resort trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 3.2km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Durango Mountain Resort area faces
Top Altitude 3297.5m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 2680m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 2680m
centre of Durango Mountain Resort ski resort
Vertical Drop 618.4m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 618.4m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Durango Mountain Resort web cams
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Skiing in Durango Mountain Resort

75 pistes and trails means approximately 64.4km of runs. 11 Durango Mountain Resort lifts have capacity to transport 17750 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 3.2km.

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    

Snowboarding in Durango Mountain Resort

Of the 11 ski lifts, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Durango Mountain Resort is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 3 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Durango Mountain Resort Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

6 apres ski bars 5 restaurants 0 bowling 3 night club 7 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 2 outdoor heated pools 10 saunas 50 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 3 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ancient Indian Ruins, Casino, Hot Springs, Snowcat Skiing, Steam Train Trips (More Facilities in Historic Town of Durango).

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Durango Mountain Resort" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Durango Mountain Resort

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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Durango Mountain Resort

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Durango Mountain Resort

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).

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