Your Winter Wonderlands

In Southwest Colorado, winter brings more ways to play in the great outdoors. The San Juan Mountains enjoy consistent and abundant snowfall during ski season.

Only eight miles north of Glacier, Durango Mountain Resort—known to locals as Purgatory—offers some of the finest skiing in the country. Enjoy over a thousand skiable acres, from steep, challenging trails to open cruisers. Visitors choose from a staggering 91 trails, 10 chairlifts, and five terrain parks, meaning lift lines are rare and every experience is extraordinary. Snow-Cat skiing and ice climbing are two more unique offerings. Some say it’s like having your own private alpine terrain, right in your backyard.

Seeking high-flying adventure? Just an hour’s drive north of Glacier, Silverton Mountain Resort offers guided heli-skiing: get a lift from a private helicopter and be dropped into magnificent, untouched, backcountry terrain of the highest and steepest ski area in North America.

Closer to home, you’ll find dog-sledding, tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowman-building, hot cocoa, and snowball fights—everything great about the everyday in this winter wonderland.