First let me start by saying.... I am from Texas!!!!
We had a WONDERFUL time at DMR and already booked our Christmas again!
We have skied other places and love Durango. I am a beginner and didn't have a problem w/ the runs. If you ask (can't remember the name)what run comes from the area to the left of the high speed lift, you can cut across Demon from there and not actually come DOWN the black, your just cruising across at an angle! My 6 year old did a 2 hour private lesson and was skiing blues the rest of the time...Even a black when she took a wrong turn! Glad she was w/ dad and not me... ha ha All the kids had a blast and are so excited that were heading back, this time w/ friends from church in tow!
Just so ya know... we love DMR and all the folks there, and we in Texas aren't all that bad!
See ya on the slopes!!!! (I'll be the one in the pizza wedge) ha ha