Visitor reviews for Durango Mountain Resort Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Durango Mountain Resort
January 15, 2010
Chris F from United States
Durango Mountain Resort is a very family friendly ski resort. While not particularly big, there's a nice mix of terrain that can accommodate all levels of skiers. My kids love it because it offers top to bottom beginner terrain with room to manuevre. I love it because of some excellent blue cruisers (Dead Spike, for example) and even some challenging expert terrain on the north end of the resort. It also happens to be a fairly easy 3 hour drive (weather permitting) from Albuquerque, NM, the closest airport with non-stops from many cities. Colorado Springs or Denver are more like a 7 hour drive.
It is definitely more low key than the premier resorts in Colorado and that is one of the things I like about it. The resort does have a new lodge & there are plans for future expansion to bring it more up to par with some of the other area resorts. It is about 20 minutes or so north of town with incredible views of the Needles ranges & the San Juan mountains.
There are also plenty of lodging options on or around the mountain & the town of Durango is one of my favorite mountain towns. A ride on the Druango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or a meal at Steamworks (excellent brew pub) are Must Do's in town.
November 09, 2009
S. Qualls from United States
Durango Mountain Resort is the actual slopeside resort, located 30 min N of the town of historic Durango. The luxury East Rim condos are slopeside at the resort, not 30 minutes away (see an East Rim slopeside condo at skidurangoresort ). The mountain and tiny ski village is very family friendly with an all new lodge, outdoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center. In addition to ski season, the resort is busy during the summer and fall months with ample choices for hiking, mountainbiking, flyfishing, river rafting and horseback riding. There are also festivals in the Durango Mountain Resort area like Music in the Mountains, Oktoberfest, Harley Weekend and lots more fun.
February 02, 2006
John H from United States
The star on the map should be north of Durango about 25 miles. It's a relatively small resort, but I always have fun there. The terrain is different from any other resort I've been to. Lots of rolling hills. The 2005-2006 season has been super dry, but these mountains usually have lots of snow. I would recommend it and Durango is a really chilled town.