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Overlook

Durango is the Shoulder Season Destination You Deserve

Shoulder season — that prime travel period between peak and non-peak season — is a perfect time to snag cheap flights, cozy lodging, and alone time in your favorite mountain town. For a quiet November retreat equipped with cool weather, zero crowds, and plenty of outdoor activities, Durango is a…

How to Take Full Advantage of Your Ski Day Off

When you’ve maxed out your muscles and can ski no more, it’s time to kick back and enjoy a ski day off. Explore beyond the slopes where you’ll find adventure and new experiences around every corner. Your body will thank you for it and you’ll gain lifelong memories in return. Take a tip from the…

6 Ways to Spend Spring Break in Durango

I remember my first ever trip to Durango - a spring break vacation with the whole family. We stayed in a picture-perfect cabin outside Purgatory Resort and skied our whole week away. I fell in love with this little town and that trip is part of the reason I moved here. Since that vacation, I’ve met…

48 Hours in Durango: Celebrating a Snow-filled Weekend

The snow conditions in Durango are prime for a mountain vacation! Folks everywhere are finding any excuse to squeeze in at least one weekend of snowtime in Durango. With only 48 hours to experience all that winter has to offer, make sure to check our favorite activities off your list. Friday Night…

The Best Ways to Enjoy a Winter with no Lifts

Taking a rest day from the mountain doesn’t mean missing out on the action. When your sore muscles are begging for a break, take advantage of the countless other activities Durango has to offer. From ice fishing and dog sledding to soaking in the hot spring and dining under the alpine sky, it’s easy…

What to Do When There’s No Snow

No powder? No problem! We won’t deny that it’s been an unusual year for Colorado, seeing a tad bit less snow than our usual 260”. But while we can’t control the weather, we sure can control a great time. Check out these alternative activities to pursue when there is no snow. And if seeing snow is a…

Guide to Winter Sports in Durango

Who says paradise is always tropical? Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced sportsman looking for the next big competition, Durango is your winter multisport heaven. From downhill skiing to snowmobiling and ice climbing, Durango has it all. We’re sharing all the best trails, guide services…

Snow Days in Durango: Your Cozy Guide to Staying Indoors

When the wind is howling, snow is dumping and roads are frozen over, sometimes it's best to just stay indoors. Sure, there are plenty of opportunities to play hard in town, but mountain life is about balance. Indoor rest days, spent observing the falling snow next to a crackling fire, are…

Get Ready for Another Great Winter at Purgatory Resort!

There are less than four weeks until Opening Day at Purgatory Resort and we’ve never been more excited (or distracted at work). Mark your calendars for Opening Day, November 18th. The 2017-2018 ski season is shaping up to be another great season, and here’s why: 1) Purgatory is the Best Place for…