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Overlook

7 Qualities of a Sustainable Backcountry Adventurer

Finding the best way to keep safe, respect the national forest, and have an epic time is easy with proper preparation. Given the fantastic snow conditions we’ve seen in the San Juans this winter, it’s no wonder skiers are flocking to the backcountry for a killer time. But venturing beyond the…

Top Après Ski Spots in Durango

What would skiers do without après? Frankly, we’re not interested in finding out. Durango is an après paradise, where the sun always shines, the snow never melts and the beer flows like water. Choosing the proper place to kick up the boots and bliss out isn’t hard. This time-honored tradition…

16 Best Durango Winter Adventures!

16 Things to do in Durango this winter 1. Purgatory Purgatory Opens November 27th! Bring your families and enjoy the slopes without the crowds! 2. Winter Trains The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a staple for many Durango visitors and the fun doesn’t stop in the winter! Be sure not…

Ski? Ski Hesperus!

I needed an easy intro to family skiing this year. I wanted to test my ski legs and get the kid-logistics set as we hit the slopes. With flakes falling, we headed to Ski Hesperus for a first day—what a blast! A short drive from Durango—11 miles if you are counting. We parked, skied from our car and…

The mini-escape

Snow Town, USA—Durango, Colorado…sixteen inches of fresh powder fell over night. At Durango Mountain Resort that means fresh tracks. On my driveway, it means snow shoveling. School was cancelled so I translated that joyous message to my snow-frolicking kids: grab a shovel! Tired of shoveling, I…