Winter Tourism in Colorado

Skiing and Winter Sports in the Durango Area

Travel PlannerDurango, Colorado, and the surrounding San Juan Mountains are the ideal destination for your next Colorado winter vacation. When you visit Durango, you’ll find a variety of exhilarating winter activities that are sure to make your stay a memorable experience.

Traverse hundreds of miles of well-groomed trails that weave through the foothills and slopes of the San Juan Mountains. Embark on a snowshoeing adventure through snow-covered alpine forests. Take a high-octane snowmobiling excursion through the countless mountain trails that zigzag the Durango area, or experience Colorado’s natural beauty in memorable fashion on a dog sledding trip.

While you’re in Durango, don’t forget the skiing! Featuring the 10, 822 ft. ski area Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort and the 8, 800 ft. Hesperus Ski Area, Durango is the perfect winter playground. Ski and snowboard over 35, 000 acres of breathtaking mountain terrain with San Juan Ski Company. With an average annual snowfall of 250 inches, there’s sure to be plenty of fresh powder to slice through during a thrilling downhill run. Feed your inner daredevil at one of the many area terrain parks, half pipes, or freestyle areas, or glide across the Durango countryside on a challenging cross-country skiing trip.

No matter which winter sport is your passion, make sure to take a day off from the slopes and experience the natural wonders surrounding Durango. The historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers the Polar Express site-seeing trip from November 19th through December 28th. On January 1st, the railroad’s Cascade Train strikes out through the spectacular canyons of the San Juan National Forest to Cascade Canyon for the remainder of the late winter season.

For more information about winter activities in the Durango area, explore the categories in the drop-down list right here!

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