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Durango Mountain Resort

Durango Mountain Resort


Nestled in the midst of the San Juan Mountains, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is a great place for families in southwest Colorado and has even for being named one of the best Family Ski Resorts in the USA by Family Travel Magazine. There are 88 trails, five terrain parks, 10 chairlifts and 1,360 skiable acres. It’s a great place for the whole family to ski or board and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Besides skiing and snowboarding options for the family, other winter adventures include tubing, dog sledding, Nordic (or cross country) skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, horse-drawn carriages, backcountry skiing, and snowmobiling. There’s also a new terrain park for young snowboarders. Burton Riglet Park, built for children ages 3 - 7, offers Burton’s innovative and fun Learn-to-Ride Technology to get the youngsters off to a strong start in a fun, playground-like setting.

Durango Mountain Resort is located about thirty minutes from the town of Durango your family can find many lodging, restaurant and shopping options. They’re also offering a “Kids Ski Free” package. If you bring your family for three nights’ lodging, three full day lift tickets for mom and dad, the kids ski free.

The instructional program for kids offers them the opportunity to ski with kids their own age and ability, make new friends, and explore the mountain with a professional instructor who can make learning fun. All children 14 and under must wear helmets while enrolled in the school but helmets are included in all kid's lesson packages ages 4-12. For more information, call the Ski and Ride School at (970) 385-2149. www.durangomountainresort.com