If you’re planning a trip to Durango’s 42nd Annual Snowdown from January 29 till February 2, stay an extra day in the area to recover from the time of your life. From kicking back at a spa to a heart-pumping hot yoga session, check out these five expert tips for getting you out of your costume character and back to doing you.   

5. Sleep it off

Slip away for a night at your choice of a cozy cabin, relaxing bed and breakfast, or some other retreat found in Durango’s quieter places. If you’d rather unplug from the internet and reading a book sounds too hard, spend your time gazing at the mountains or soaking in the hot tub or snoozing by a fireplace or … you get the idea… 

4. Treat yo’self

No matter how many of Snowdown’s 160+ events you attended, your dogs are probably barking. Book a pedicure at the Spaaah Shop, check out the seasonal specials offered at the Boulevard Skin Bar, or splurge for a full day of pampering at the Woodhouse Day Spa. As if you needed an excuse to snuggle up in a robe.

3. Breathe some fresh air

Ahh, the great outdoors. Such a simple remedy to whatever ails a weary soul. Bring your water bottle and take advantage of more than 300 miles of trails accessed via Durango. If you need gear for snow-packed trail conditions, stop by Durango Outdoor Exchange for killer deals on lightly used winter gear. 

2. Sweat it out

For a full-body detox and mental reset, Durango’s local yoga studios offer the perfect place to renew those New Year’s resolutions you might have neglected during Snowdown. Check out the Sweaty Buddha for a heart-pumping hot yoga class or opt for a heat-free restorative class at Yoga Durango or the Durango Sports Club. We dare you to not fall asleep in Savasana.

1. Hair of the dog 

Can’t stop, won’t stop? Take the advice of your patriarchs and kick that pounding in your head with a Bloody Maria from El Moro. Or perhaps today’s the day you embark on a tour of the region’s favorite craft breweries. Raise a glass to all those good memories you created during Durango’s favorite Cabin Fever Reliever – and to the memories you can’t remember. Till next year!