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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 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

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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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Rex2 The Best Spring Break Ever!

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Living here in Durango, we don't really need to go anywhere for Spring Break!  It's all right here in our own backyard.  I'm planning a week for my family that we'll never forget! First, I reserved a hotel for us right in downtown Durango, with an indoor pool for the kids and a hot tub for us parents!  Plus, we'll be within walking distance of all the great restaurants and nightlife in Durango. On the first day of our Spring Break adventure, we're going skiing at Durango Mountain Resort!  Conditions have been great this year, and the groomers are incredible! …
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Rex2 Epic Snow Conditions in Durango

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Today, as I gaze out the window of my office at the beautiful falling snow, I'm reminded that Durango Mountain Resort is boasting EPIC early season snow conditions this year!  This new storm will bring even more powder, and that means I'll surely be up at the mountain this weekend with my family! Everywhere I look, I see snow capped peaks and folks bundled up--everyone is in the holiday spirit, shopping, dining out and attending various holiday events!  We are so lucky to actually live in a place that people save up all year to visit. If your friends and…
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Rex2 Giving the Gift of Lasting Memories

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This year for Christmas, I've decided to give my family the gift of memories!  (After all, don't they have enough toys?)  So I've decided to plan a surprise, mini vacation, right here at home in Durango! I've planned a great little getaway,  in a nice hotel in downtown Durango, where the kids can enjoy the indoor pool, and we can soak our cares away in the hot tub!  I'm also going to treat them to a fancy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants on Main Avenue.  We might even catch a concert, or one of the many events…
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Rex2 Fall Colors and Winter Ski Trips

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Today we're enjoying our first snowfall of the season in downtown Durango, CO!  The flakes are huge!  But there's still time to enjoy the Fall colors before you begin planning your winter ski vacation.  The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train will run through October 26th, at which time it will close for 3 weeks to prepare for the opening of the Winter Cascade Canyon Train on November 27th.  The Fall colors are at their peak right now, so it's definitely not too late to ride the train to Silverton and soak up those breathtaking views.  Bring your camera!…
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Rex2 Skiing in September?

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Believe it or not, we were excited to see that the San Juan's are already seeing powder!  Last weekend, Silverton Mountain got 2 to 3 feet of snow which was enough to even carve some turns...  We are hopeful that this will be a sign of a great winter to come.  Check out the recent article in the Durango Herald about the fresh snow in Silverton. With an unbelievable amount of earth quenching rain over the last few weeks, all signs point to an amazing winter in the Southwest and that means amazing ski packages with great powder! As they…
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Rex2 Never Goodbye, Just So Long For Now

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It’s been a wild ride folks, but after 44 years living and working in Durango, and three and a half years working for Gateway Reservations, my family and I are off to explore other horizons.  As my soon-to-be former boss Bruce Moss says, “Living the Dream.” Tomorrow is my last day here at Gateway, and it is a bitter sweet moment for me. Not only will I miss the great people I work with, but all of the fantastic activities that I will not have at my door step.  The Durango & Silverton Railroad, riding through some of the most…
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Rex2 Durango – One of the Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America

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We always love to hear that Durango is back in the news for gaining yet another ski honor!   National Geographic has just named Durango one of the Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America!  In publication known for understanding what makes a world-class destination, National Geographic noted that Durango's friendly, unpretentious atmosphere mixed with a variety of outdoor adventure makes it a perfect place for families to enjoy epic skiing and snowboarding on a trip that won't break the bank.  Our actual award from the  story was for being the "Best For: Budget-minded families with multisport inclinations and a…
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