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“Amazing experience for adults and kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hesperus Ski Resort

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Hesperus Ski Resort
Route 160, P.O. Box 167, Durango, CO 81326
970-259-3711
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in Durango
Missouri City, Texas
1 review
“Amazing experience for adults and kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Hesperus to ski because we saw it on the drive to our rental house and thought it might be a good easy place for us with 6 small kids to start at. We were right! This place was awesome! The kids all took snow boarding lessons ages 9, 8, 7, 6 and 4 (except the 2 yr old). The instructor, Johnny was so amazing! He went above and beyond like I have never seen at any of the big resorts (like Breckenridge or Tahoe). The ski director even helped us get the boys boots on and stayed to watch the lesson to make sure it was going well. He even called in another instructor to assist. We were planning on going to Telluride, but we had such an amazing experience that we are going to go back to Hesperus this week instead. The staff is so friendly and helpful, the price is right and the ability to park and walk a few yards to the ski area was perfect for us. The kids even did the tubing and it was so nice and without lines! We loved it!

Visited January 2014
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Durango CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ski Hesperus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Hesperus Ski Hill, as it's known by the locals, is where the locals go to learn to ski or for a short day of reasonably priced skiing. Yes, it is just a ski hill with one lift but the lift tickets are reasonable, it's just 12 miles from the Doubletree in Durango and it even offers evening skiing under the lights.

The hill is definitely low frills but it is also low on crowds and big on fun. Bring those that don't was to ski or board and they can enjoy the tube runs.

Hesperus Ski Hill is definitely worth a visit. Spend a day at Purgatory (Durango Mountain Resort) or Wolf Creek, but don't forget to visit Ski Hesperus.

Visited January 2013
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Cortez, Colorado
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Not open... No snow yet 12/1/12... but cute when it is open.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The best part about Hesperus is no lift lines, no condos, no "village", no rich jerks, no high prices, and no attitude.

Sadly as of 12/1/12 there is no snow on the hill.

Visited November 2012
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Roanoke, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Family Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

We went in the afternoon for tubing. We do not ski but we will definitely come back here to learn. It was not intimidating like some of the bigger ski resorts. It was very family oriented. The tubing hills were awesome and we all had a great time.

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Denver
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

Really fun, good value!

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