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Rex2 Colorado’s Crazy Spring Weather

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Spring weather in Colorado is unpredictable and very fickle.  This year is no exception.  We’ve had unusually cool days mixed with warm sunny days.  Here it is May 20th and it snowed on and off a few times today. We’ve lived in Durango nearly 30 years, and I don’t remember seeing snow this late in May.  I also don’t remember having such surreal and vivid sunsets.  Moisture is always a welcome sight around these parts – especially since this area was in a severe drought last year. So, bring it on…we all say!  While the snow is not sticking in…
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Rex2 Too Much Snow? 3 Fun Winter Activities for Southwest Colorado

By | durango, Durango Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snowmobiling, train, Train Rides, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Is there such a thing as too much snow? In our little corner of Colorado, it’s not usually the case. However, with the past few week of snowstorms  - or Snowmaggedon as it has been referred to around here - several feet of snow can make winter feel like it’s dragging on and all you can do is ski  (which, really, when is that ever a bad thing, eh?).  Luckily for you, at Gateway Reservations, we have several ideas for what you can do to take advantage of all of this lovely fluffy white stuff. Go Snowmobiling - With endless…
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Rex2 Romantic Getaway Ideas to do in Durango, Colorado

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we put together a list of our favorite romantic things to do in Durango, Colorado. Whether you’re just visiting for a date night or you’re staying for a longer getaway, here are some of our favorite activities for lovebirds. During the day, take advantage of our snow sports in and around town. From trains to tours, we have activities to make the most of the winter season. Ride the Cascade Canyon Winter Train in heated coaches on a 26-mile scenic excursion through the wintery San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River. Read more…
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Rex2 Spring Activities in Durango

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Although there may be intermittent flurries, the slumber of winter is making way for more springtime sunshine. In some areas, there may be a little bit of snow along the road, but for the most part, springtime is coming alive in Durango. Take a look at the many fun adventures to be had when exploring the area in the crisp morning air or wait a few hours until the sun warms things up a little bit. Springtime Skiing? Yes, it's a thing! The calendar may say that it is spring, but that does not mean that you need to put…
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Rex2 Snow Report for February 15, 2018

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With our latest storm a long time coming, we’re happy to report that Purgatory Ski Resort is looking at a collective base of 41” - with over 21” of new snow that's fallen in the last 72 hours! 4″ overnight and 21″ in the past 3 days with even MORE snow expected this weekend. Which is PERFECT timing for President's Day weekend! Looking for a way to get up here and take advantage of the skiing during President’s Day Weekend (or, maybe, for a late-Valentine’s Day Gift)? We have some amazing ski getaway packages for you. Ski and Stay: It's…
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Rex2 Not a Downhill Skier? No Problem!

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Winter in Colorado can be just as much fun for those who don't ski as it is for those who do.  It's not difficult at all to come up with a list of fun things to do in Colorado.  In fact, you may become overwhelmed by our great list of Colorado winter activities.  We have ideas for every age and activity level. Ice Skating Durango has a large ice skating rink that adds to its winter charm.  If you like “late” night ice skating, twirl around the ice until 9 pm at Beaver Creek Village's Ice Skating rink.  Enjoy a…
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Rex2 New Years’ Eve in & around Durango

By | Activities, culture, Dining, durango, Durango Events, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Hot Springs, Hotels, pagosa springs, Skiing, Special Events, train, Train Rides, Vacation | No Comments
New Years' Eve in Durango will be here shortly so we've compiled some of our favorite go-to's for a great night (or weekend) out on the town. Durango has so much to offer and it's always fun to indulge in the delicious food, the quaint hotels, and the many things to do in this small town we call home. After years of New Years' celebrations, these are our top recommendations for things to do for a quick getaway or a fun night out. As always, our travel agents are here ready to answer any questions you may have about our…
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Rex2 This Ski Season, Stay Slope-Side

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  As ski season fast approaches, we have families calling to plan their winter vacation and we're reminded of the perks of booking ski-in, ski -out accommodations.     Three reasons we prefer to stay slope-side: The flexible schedule: Do you have an uncle who wants to be on the first chair and a cousin who can’t wake up before noon? No worries. Everyone can rendezvous when the time is right, but there’s no tension caused by schedule preferences when you can all hit the slopes at your own pace. And, some can ski out in the morning not return…
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Rex2 10 Tips and Tricks for Skiing from a Colorado Native

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  1. Take a break between your first and second day of skiing. We often want to squeeze in as much time as possible, or get that great discount by buying a 3 or 4 day lift ticket; but your body will thank you if you leave a day to rest after your first or second day of skiing. Often, resorts will let you use a 3-day lift ticket spread out over 4 days as long as you use it for the first day that you reserved it for. You will be sore and tired after your first day, and…
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Rex2 Spring Fever in Durango, Colorado

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Dining, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Durango Tours, Family Packages, packages, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Everyone has Spring Fever here in beautiful Durango!  But winter is not over just yet!  Durango Mountain Resort is open for skiing and boarding until April 5th, so book your Spring Break trip now!  With over 300 days of sunshine a year,  it's always a great time for winter mountain fun!  If you don't ski, try a snowmobile adventure or a magical sleigh ride; there's something for everyone, here in paradise! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is busy with its Cascade Winter Train through May 1st.  Enjoy Breathtaking views through a winter wonderland, in enclosed and heated train…
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