The Durango Mountain Resort base area is in the midst of a three-phase, $100 million overhaul, and the first manifestation of the project is the new Purgy's Day Lodge.

The building, which is scheduled to make its debut in November, will feature a state-of-the-art kitchen and regional cuisine-based menu.

Purgy's will offer a cafeteria-style lunch and sit-down dinner menu. There also will be an expansive outdoor seating area.