Durango Mountain Resort

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Durango Mountain Resort
United States
Phone: 970 247-9000

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About the Ski Resort

Durango Mountain Resort is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, 25 miles north of Durango. Carved by glaciers, the mountain is a unique blend of roller coaster benches and headwalls, double fall lines and glades, and wide-open cruisers with stunning views.

The mountain receives over 260 inches of snow annually, much of it in overnight snowfalls followed by bluebird days. This phenomenon has earned Durango Mountain Resort the #1 ranking in North America for winter weather.

The front side of the mountain features many runs named after or inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy: Pandemonium, Paradise, Catharsis, Demon, and Divinity to name a few. The front side also offers some of Durango Mountain Resort's premier mogul runs - such as Lower Hades and Styx - as well as the gentle, forested beginner terrain surrounding the Twilight chairlift.

On the back side, Durango Mountain Resort has some of its signature runs, such as Dead Spike, Peace, and Sally's Run. The back side is a mix of great cruisers (Durango Mountain Resort's grooming is considered some of the best in Colorado) and longer, challenging steeps. When you're really ready, try the big bumps on Elliott's, Wapiti, or Bull Run, or the glades of Paul's Park.

The mountain has an addition two terrain parks: Paradise Terrain Park, with a 400 feet halfpipe, hits, rails & drops; and Pitchfork Terrain Park, which features hips, rails, table tops and gaps.

After a day of adventurous skiing and boarding, take in the majestic views of the San Juan Mountains while perusing a variety of shops and restaurants and participating in resort activities among the resort. The Village is the center of your vacation, as well as a great place to relax and grab some rays in a sunny beach chair, or watch the evening alpenglow over the Needles Peaks.

Choose from a scenic winter train ride, dinner sleigh ride, Snowcat skiing, snowmobile tours, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, casino gambling, snow tubing at the Alpine SnowCoaster hill, spectacular Mesa Verde National Park and many more.

The choices in lodging are as vast as the ski mountain, ranging from the luxurious slopeside condominiums of Durango Mountain Resort's cozy alpine village to the nearby Old West town of Durango. Durango offers a wide range of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It's all here at Durango Mountain Resort.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 16 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  23 %

 More Difficult:  51 %

 Most Difficult:  26 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,793 ft
Summit elevation:  10,822 ft
Vertical drop:  2,029 ft
Skiable area:  1,200 acres
Annual snowfall:  260 in
Snowmaking:  21 %
Number of trails:  85
Number of lifts:  11
Types of lifts:  1 Surface Lift,
 1 Magic Carpet,
 3 Double Chairs,
 4 Triple Chairs,
 1 Hi-Speed Quad,
 1 Hi-Speed 6

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

From Durango take Highway 550 north, 25 miles to Durango Mountain ski area. Durango Mountain ski resort is 237 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico, 150 miles from Grand Junction and 349 miles from Denver.