Durango Mt. Resort To Open Friday, Nov. 26

Announcing Opening Day at Purgatory!

It’s official! Durango Mountain Resort will open this Friday, November 26, and with a 24-inch, mid-mountain base, Black Friday is looking more like White Friday, with some of the best Thanksgiving weekend conditions we’ve had in years. With the addition of three brand-new snowcats, our expert snowmaking and grooming teams have been working around the clock to get us ready for top-to-bottom frontside skiing from Lift 1, our “Six-Pack” high-speed chairlift. With cold temps and more snow in the forecast, this is one opening day you won’t want to miss!

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Join us for Thanksgiving at Purgy’s

On Thanksgiving Day, Purgy’s will be serving up a homemade buffet feast, featuring herb roasted turkey and prime rib au jus carving stations, potatoes, yams, oven-roasted vegetables and all of the traditional fixings. Dinner will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $40 for adults, and $15 for children age 12 and under. For reservations, please call (970) 247-9000, ext. 15230.

New this season from the Ski & Ride School- the Experiences! The Durango Mountain Resort Experiences are designed to improve a specific area of your skiing or riding. Each 2½-hour session includes plenty of instruction, along with insider tips to help you master our mountain and make the most of your visit. Experiences will be offered daily at 10 am and 1:30 pm for $60 each.

Front Side Experience
Learn from the pros how to navigate the terrain serviced by the Purgatory Express six-passenger lift. A fun sampling of groomers, moguls and trees. Levels 5-7.

Ambassadors Experience
Explore the new Ambassadors Glade while improving your technique in the trees and on the steeps. Our instructors will show you the best routes through this exciting terrain. Levels 6-7.

Moguls Experience
Master the moguls with tips from our professional staff. Learn how to find the best lines and ski moguls with confidence and style. Levels 5-7.

Powder Experience*
Find out why expert skiers love fresh snow. Our instructors will teach you how to find the best powder on the mountain and how to ski this magical substance. Demo a pair of “fat” skis from Expert Edge to enhance your powder experience. Levels 5-7.

Carving Experience*
Check out some shaped skis and carve the corduroy of Purgatory. Miles of freshly groomed slopes are manicured each night to provide exceptional carving on the front side of the mountain. Explore long cruisers and learn to use the new technology available in today’s skis and snowboards. Levels 6-7.

*Experience offerings are subject to conditions. Powder and carving experiences are offered only when conditions permit.

Buy 3, Get 4!

Back again this season by popular demand, Purgatory is offering its “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free” deal. Guests who book three nights of lodging at Durango Mountain Resort properties and three days of lift tickets get a fourth day and night for FREE. It’s the perfect way to extend your vacation without stretching your wallet. Prices start at just $253 per person, plus tax*. Availability is limited, so call us today at (800) 525-0892 or visit us online at www.durangomountainresort.com .

*Some rules and restrictions apply. Limited availability during peak holiday period from 12/26/2010 to 1/2/2011.

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