Durango 1.05.05

Durango 123004

Durango, CO Jan. 5, 2005 - Mother Nature continues to smile on southwest Colorado as Purgatory Mountain saw 17" of new snow in the last 24 hours, 29" for the storm, and forecasts are calling for further accumulations overnight. Purgatory is leading all Colorado ski areas for the storm total, and has the deepest base depth of the major resorts at 75 inches.

Snow began falling on Monday morning and quickly accelerated with as much as 3 inches falling per hour. This storm follows on the heels of another major dump last week---in the past seven days Purgatory Mountain has received 49" of new snow.

Lodging packages at the resort include the Stay & Ski Free San Juan Special from $69 pp/pn, and the Rocky Mountain Getaway including two days lift tickets and one night lodging from $84 (both based on double occupancy, some restrictions apply). Please call 800-982-6102 for information and reservations.

For all Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort information, including San Juan Ski Company snowcat trips, Snowmobile Adventures, events and lodging, please visit www.skipurg.com or call 800-982-6102.

Video Package includes:

Skiers and boarders taking advantage of fresh snow

Interviews with local skiers and riders

Scenics of the base area and Purgatory Village