North of Durango, the Durango ski area on Purgatory Mountain has 88 runs spread over 1,360 acres that are served by 10 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,029 feet. While not well-known for its challenging snowboarding, the Durango Mountain Resort has a boarder-friendly atmosphere that includes the Pitchfork Terrain Park, Limbo Slopestyle Park, and Snag Feature Trail. Pitchfork features a half-pipe over 400 feet long, hips, and a variety of rails. Limbo boasts table tops, rails, six big hits, and two large gaps. Snag is our natural park, with trees, hills, headwalls, and moguls.
For apres ski, try Shakers or the Olde Schoolhouse cafe.
To reach the snowboarding at the Durango Mountain Resort from Durango, head north on US550 for roughly 25 miles. The ski area is located on the west side of the road. The nearest airport is Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO), which is served by United Airlines and American Airlines.
Tip: Right out the base area, there is a backcountry snowcat operation called San Juan Untracked (sanjuanuntracked.com). They operate in the mountains just to the west of Durango Mountain Resort.
Overall, Durango Mountain Resort is the 21st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado.