SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office

Durango Area Tourism Office

November 14, 2013 10:00 ET

A Winter Wonderland in Durango, Colorado

Colorado Holiday With Over a Dozen Vacations in One Destination

DURANGO, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Fresh powder blankets the mountains in Southwestern Colorado for Durango's magical winter featuring over a Dozen Vacations in One Destination! In addition to skiing and winter sports, our charming Colorado mountain town boasts a vibrant arts scene, relaxing hot springs, five craft breweries, scrumptious cuisines, inspired festivals and more. Plan your Colorado winter vacation at

Tis' the Season
Noel Night, The Polar Express train ride, Festival of Trees, Nutcracker Ballet, Winter Solstice celebration. Durango's 9th annual HOLiDAZZLE offers festivities to make merry; kicking off with Singing with Santa and the Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting and continuing through New Year's Eve.

San Juan Untracked, 1 Skier Place, Durango Mountain Resort, 800-208-1780
With over 35,000 acres of terrain, San Juan Untracked is the largest snowcat skiing and snowboarding operation in the United States. From rolling glades to wide open bowls, cliffs, chutes, gullies and trees blanketed in abundant snowfall, San Juan Untracked offers an exceptional backcountry experience to skiers and riders of all abilities through daily guided trips.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, 800-525-0892
Named the "Best Value Ski Spot" by TripAdvisor and hailed as a "Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in North America" by National Geographic. The resort provides snow enthusiasts 88 trails, five terrain parks, 10 chairlifts and 1,360 skiable acres. There's snow tubing, dog sledding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice climbing, snowbiking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and more!
Buy 3, Get the 4th Free: Book 3 nights of lodging at DMR and buy 3 days of lift tickets; you'll get a 4th day and night for FREE!

Dog Sledding Adventures, (970) 259-0694
Siberian and Alaskan Huskies guide your sled through picturesque Colorado mountain trails on dog sled adventures. New this year, whisk through the winter wonderland during an hour-long adventure from Durango Mountain Resort. Full day "Mushing Madness" and half-day "Mush on the Brain" at Durango Dog Ranch guarantee exhilarating adventure and breathtaking beauty. 

Snowdown Winter Festival 2014: Safari So Good
January 29 -February 2, 2014
Colorado's premier winter festival is a non-traditional and bit zany celebration of winter. Think Safari and the African plains at the 36th annual celebration with more than 60 unique events including: torchlight parade, ski softball tournament, Snowdown Balloon Rally, wine tasting, beard growing contest, Snowdown Follies, Sorrel Sky's Wild Life Masquerade Ball, bed race, and a magnificent fireworks show!

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The historic steam train transports you to the snow-filled wonderland of Cascade Canyon. On board the Photographer's Train, it's the rare opportunity to stop and photograph the historic train against the winter snow.
The Polar Express makes its magical trip to the North Pole November 23, 2013 - January 4, 2014. Hot chocolate and a treat served by your personal chefs as they read The Polar Express story en route to the North Pole! Santa delivers a gift for those who "just believe."

Christmas at Vallecito Lake
December 13 - 15,
The cozy holiday festival at Vallecito Lake includes a winter fireworks display, dog sledding, ice sculpting and snowman building contests, Kids' Christmas Party, "A Country Christmas" skit, and Christmas caroling.

Mesa Verde Discovery, (970) 247-4789
Small group, guided interpretive tours explore the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest cliff dwellings remaining in North America. Enjoy a fascinating journey through time while you explore this major center for Puebloan culture. Tours are round trip, daily from Durango.

Colorado Winter Vacation
Packages and lodging available at: . Plan your trip at

The Durango Area Tourism Office is a not for profit organization operating with the mission to promote Durango and La Plata County's multitude of tourism attractions, events and services. 1-800-GO DURANGO,

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Documents and/or Photos available for this release:
Dog sledding with Durango Dog Ranch
36th Annual Snowdown Winter Festival
Family ski day at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
Forced Family Fun!
San Juan Untracked
All Aboard the Polar Express!
D&SNGRR winter train to Cascade Canyon

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Anne Klein
    Public Relations Consultant
    Durango Area Tourism Office
    Phone: (970) 749-0991