Great town, beautiful surroundings
Limited backcountry at resort, town and resort are seperate
Been going to Durango for years and love it. The only downside to the resort is that there is very limited backcountry/off piste skiing. The new terrain that was just opened this year is great, but leaves you wanting more. If you are looking for open bowl skiing or hike to terrain, DMR isn't for you, though you certainly could mix in a day with one of the local cat skiing operations to satisfy the need.
It is also worth noting that the town and ski area are about 30 minutes away from each other. While this is a drawback I certainly wouldn't say it is a deterrent.