Situated in the majestic San Juan Mountains among magnificent scenery is the Durango Mountain Ski Resort. With unparalleled views of the Needle Mountain Range and San Juan Mountains, the Durango Mountain Resort offers a rare mix of natural beauty and excellent terrain. The resort offers a family-style atmosphere with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy.
The Durango Mountain Ski Resort offers visitors some 2,500 acres and 85 trails. Other features include sleigh-rides, snowmobile tours and miles of cross-country wilderness. Paradise Terrain Park offers snow-boarders endless excitement with a 400-foot half-Pipe, hits, rails and drops. Tabletops, rails, gaps and big air hits are featured at Pitchfork Terrain Park.
The ski resort is located in Colorado with a top elevation of 10,822 feet and a 2,029 foot vertical drop. There are nine chair lifts, and two surface lifts, including one six-person "Flying Couch" or "Six pack" and one high speed quad lift.
The ski resort enjoys the most reliable ski conditions in the southern Rockies with more than 38 miles of groomed skiing. A Kids Ski Free Program is offered to children 6 years and younger and 50 percent off on beginner lessons for all first-time skiers or snowboarders age 13 or older. Rental equipment is available for both ski and snowboarding enthusiasts, including private and group lessons.
Lodging is available at the ski resort or in the nearby town of Durango. If you decide to stay at the resort, take a day or two and visit Durango, there are lots of activities and events to keep everyone happy.
If you're looking for a family ski vacation that is fun and easy on the wallet, you don't want to miss this one.