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Colorado Winter Wonderland

Blue skies, fresh powder and crisp clean air…it’s easy to fall in love with this quintessential Colorado mountain town. Try snowcat or backcountry skiing, stroll Main Avenue, take an invigorating winter snowshoe hike or snuggle up for a sleigh ride. Try ice skating, skiing, beer tasting and enjoy a plethora of delicious cuisine. There’s so much to love about Durango including the casual friendliness of our locals, inspiring art galleries, boutique shopping and winter fun.

Day 1

Head for the slopes at Purgatory Resort. With over 1,325 skiable acres, 260” annual snowfall, 10 lifts, 2 terrain parks and almost every snow-centric activity imaginable, there is something for everyone from expert to beginner. Enjoy après ski drinks “on the beach” at Purgies before you head into town, and upon returning, try a sampling of our finest brews and dinner at one of our four craft breweries.

Day 2

Our winter wonderland offers a smorgasbord of winter activities. Choose from a snowmobile tour, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, a sleigh ride, ice skating or a train ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through Cascade Canyon. Find your way back to town for dinner, locally made chocolate and a magical, snowy stroll down Main Avenue.

Day 3

You’ve earned a day of rest and relaxation. Start with breakfast at Carver Brewing Co. followed by a massage and soak at Durango Hot Springs and Spa. Head to Historic Downtown Durango for lunch then shop the galleries and stroll Main Avenue. When you are ready for dinner, try one of our award-winning restaurants. End your evening with a show at the Durango Arts CenterHenry Strater Theatre, or live music at one of many venues.

Day 4

Hit the slopes one more time at Purgatory Resort. Enjoy snowbiking, The Plunge zipline, ski biking and tubing. Looking for adventure?  Try snowcat skiing or backcountry skiing. If you're looking for excellent cross country skiing, head out to Vallecito Lake.