Activities

Durango Mountain - Activities

SLEIGH RIDES!

Buck's Livery will offer nightly sleigh rides from Purgatory's base area. As skiers and snowboarders descend from their last run of the day, they will be greeted by a picturesque lineup of horse-drawn sleighs.

Sleighs will depart the base area at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., and each sleigh holds a maximum of six people.
For reservations and information, call 970-385-2110, or stop by Adventure Center in Purgatory's Village Plaza.


SNOWSHOE AT DURANGOMOUNTAIN RESORT

Explore the backcountry on snowshoes�all you need is a sense of adventure, we provide the rest! Our experienced guides will take you into the scenic San JuanNational Forest, where you can enjoy winter's beauty in areas you would never see any other way.

People of all ages and abilities can enjoy snowshoeing because there is no learning involved, you go at your own pace, and you can do it under a variety of terrain and snow conditions. We provide snowshoes & poles, a guide, lunch, and water. You will need sturdy, warm boots, heavy socks, ski-type clothing, hat & gloves�and gaiters are recommended. You will need to dress in layers since the weather can change quickly. We also suggest a fanny pack or small day pack with extra water, sunscreen, and of course a camera!


DOG SLEDDING
Durango Dog Ranch offers transport by dog sledding along a scenic winter wonderland route, with amazing views of Engineer Mountain. Dog sledding tours take off from the kennel at the base of Purgatory and happen every Thursday to Sunday, and depart every hour from 10am-3pm. Book online or call 970-385-2147. Half-day tours are also available!


SNOW COASTER TUBING HILL
Fly down the mountain on a tube at the Snow Coaster tubing hill. Rent a tube from Purgatory's rental fleet, hike up the hill and then whoosh down one of three tubing lanes in the Columbine Area. It�s fun for all ages, and the perfect end to a great day on the mountain.

Tubing Hill hours are weather and conditions permitting. No personal tubes. Riders must be at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall. All tubing hill riders are required to complete a Release of Liability. Call 970-385-2168 for more information.


SNOWCAT SKIING
Highly trained guides will pick you up from Purgatory at 8am. After some safety training, they will take you on a 15 min cat ride for a whole day of touring, skiing, and snowboarding. This goes from 9am-4:30pm. Lunch, drinks, snacks, skis/snowboards, and safety gear are included! Book your tour online or call 800-208-1780!


DURANGO NORDIC CENTER
Durango Nordic Center offers lessons, clinics, skate skiing, classic skiing, and snowshoeing. The 20km of trails are groomed every day with snowshoe trails maintained as well. Lessons are offered either privately or with a group. Group classic lessons are at either 10:30am or 1:30pm, while private lessons are offered at 12pm. Ski equipment is available for rent for both kids and adults. Clinics are posted on the events calendar. Durango Nordic Center is open daily during the ski season from 9am-4pm. Located across Highway 550. 970-385-2114.


SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURES
Snowmobile Adventures offers unforgettable one- to four-hour family-friendly guided tours that start at Purgatory Resort and take you through forested trails in the surrounding mountains.

Ride high into the mountains with Snowmobile Adventures! There are a variety of one- to four-hour guided excursions available, traveling on more than 60 miles of spectacular trails... beginning right at the resort. Riders can journey individually or with a passenger. It's fun, thrilling, and available for all ages. Tours run continually from 9am to 5pm daily, weather permitting. Call 970.205.9595 for more information.