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PURGATORY-DURANGO THE 'HOT SPOT' FOR SKIING

 PURGATORY-DURANGO THE 'HOT SPOT' FOR SKIING
 DURANGO, Colo., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Record early snows


clobbered Purgatory-Durango Ski Resort in southwest Colorado, and the resort is having its best ski season since 1984.
 "It's the hot spot this year," says Dolph Kuss, a former U.S. Olympic Ski Team coach and now the resort's guest services manager.
 Purgatory Durango has always been a favorite ski resort for the Southwest. "We're a sleeping giant that is reawakening. Skiers elsewhere didn't know what they were missing until now," says Kuss.
 "The word spreads fast, especially when you get deep snow early in the season."
 The resort is located amid Colorado's biggest mountains, perched on the doorstep of the great Southwestern desert.
 The geographic diversity also provides delightful contrasts in weather. More than 20 feet of powdery snow falls every winter yet 80 percent of ski days are sunny and mild.
 Purgatory-Durango's big ski mountain stretches across 2,500 acres of national forest. Nine chairlifts serve 62 trails that cascade down two glacier-carved mountain faces.
 Unique roller coaster fall lines thrill skiers of all ages and abilities. Trails are rated 20 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate and 30 percent expert.
 Peaks topping 14,000 feet surround the slopes, providing what Skiing Magazine called an "enthralling" panorama. In the midst of this alpine splendor, a modern ski village features restaurants, shops and condominiums, some of which have roof-top hot tubs.
 In the river valley below, there's the 1800's town of Durango, where Victorian homes and turn-of-the-century storefronts keep the frontier spirit alive.
 "When you ski Purgatory, you have to tango in Durango," says Kuss.
 Durango has more than 100 quaint shops, and the recent addition of factory outlet stores have added a contemporary flair to historic downtown.
 There's also a dozen Southwestern art galleries, 60 restaurants and nightlife ranging from rock n' roll to country western.
 After skiing, the Purgatory-Durango area offers a site for sore thighs -- Trimble Hot Springs, where skiers can soak in therapeutic mineral waters or swim in an outdoor Olympic pool.
 Central reservations (800-525-0892) offers money-saving packages throughout the ski season, with convenient airline connections from all major cities.
 Discount airfares are available during much of the ski season. Direct charter service is offered from Dallas-Fort Worth, and new direct jet service from Los Angeles International Airport begins Jan. 22.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Smedley of Purgatory-Durango Ski Resort, 303-247-9000, ext. 232/ CO: Purgatory-Durango Ski Resort ST: California IN: LEI SU:


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