Winter white covered Colorado resorts in December. Purgatory outside of Durango has opened 100 percent of the mountain for daily operations after snowstorms pounded the southern Colorado resort. Work crews had to dig out buried equipment and machinery to pack and groom the latest snow.
"There's no such thing as too much snow, but thanks to Mother Nature, we've got our work cut out for us for the next few days," said Mike McCormack who heads up mountain operations for Purgatory.
The Durango resort also offers half-day and full-day snowshoe tours through the San Juan National Forest. The tour is for all abilities, and includes a guide, chairlift ride, and snowshoe and poles. You'll need to dress for the winter weather. Half-day cost is $30; full-day cost is $45, which includes lunch. Reservations are required with 24 hours notice.
Moonlight Snowshoe tours are also offered during the Full Moon of each month. Take the last chair of the day up the mountain and watch the sunset and moon rise. Enjoy a wine and cheese party at the Powderhouse then hike down with your guide. The Moonlight tour is $52, and it starts at 3:30 in the afternoon. Dates are Jan. 1, 2, and 30, Feb. 27, and March 27.
More Information: call 970-385-2147.