It's hard to beat an incredible day of spring skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, and Durango Mountain Resort is offering some affordable spring lift and lodging packages to celebrate the season. The resort has had exceptional conditions this winter, which means spring skiing will be at its finest.

March Spring Spectacular packages, including lodging and lift tickets, start from $65 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

They will throw in an extra night and day for free, when you book three nights of lodging combined with three days of lift tickets at a DMR property. This special is also valid for rentals and group ski/ride lessons.

You also can get a four-day, four-night lift and lodging package for two adults and two children ages 6-12, from as low as $199 per family per night. That's less than a $1,000 for a Rocky Mountain family ski vacation.

Follow the link below to check out the offers through the resort's online brochure.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Thursday March 17. The train ride to Cascade Canyon includes live Irish music by the Kitchen Jam Band, Irish history talks with local author and historian, Duane Smith, and a traditional Irish dinner at The Palace Restaurant. The adventure starts from $89 for adults and $64 for children (4-11).

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