When the snow flies, Durango comes alive!
With bluebird skies and things to do for the whole family, find your escape in Durango this winter.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!