Winter Recreation

When the snow flies, Durango comes alive! Experience winter recreation in beautiful Southwest Colorado.

Durango is your Colorado winter wonderland!

From snowshoeing to skiing, Durango, Colorado offers a wealth of winter recreation opportunities. Named one of the "10 Best Ski Towns in America," Durango is an affordable, family-friendly option that mixes Old Western charm with world-class winter sports. It's the perfect place for your winter getaway!

World-Class Skiing in an Intimate Setting

Visit Purgatory Resort for world-class skiing and snowboarding, as well as snow tubing and cross-country skiing. This family-friendly resort features 10 lifts serving 91 runs, has a summit elevation of 10,822, and has five terrain parks for even more fun. It's the perfect place for a ski getaway in beautiful Southwest Colorado!

Explore the Wilderness in a New Way

Snowmobile, snowshoe or dogsled among snowcapped peaks in the Colorado wilderness. Glide over fresh snow surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains, or take a magical sleigh ride through a winter forest.

Take a Winter Train Excursion

​Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to beautiful Cascade Canyon for a breathtaking winter trip. This 5-hour round trip train ride takes you along the Animas River, through the beautiful San Juan National Forest in the comfortable, heated coaches of a historic steam train. Plus, special holiday-themed trains such as The Polar Express™, the Christmas Tree Train, and the New Year's Day Brunch Train help bring the holiday season to life. 

Relax in Style, with the Best Colorado has to Offer

After a day in the snow, relax and rejuvenate by soaking in our natural hot springs, visiting our historic downtown for shopping, galleries, and entertainment, and enjoying a delicious meal at any of our superb restaurants. No matter how you spend winter, Durango has an activity for you! 


See How Others Are Spending Winter in Durango!