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Hesperus Ski Resort

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Address: Route 160, Durango, CO 81326
Phone Number: 970-259-3711

Ski area may be small in size but it offers plenty of challenge for skiers...

Ski area may be small in size but it offers plenty of challenge for skiers of all ability levels.

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Had a great time tubing- old school style (no lift- have to hike)

Had a great time tubing. Avoided 98% of the crowds up at DMR (Purgatory?) by being willing to tote our own tubes and hike up the hill. We've been to several locations with rope... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time tubing. Avoided 98% of the crowds up at DMR (Purgatory?) by being willing to tote our own tubes and hike up the hill. We've been to several locations with rope tows or similar for pulling you up the hill. This location does not have a tow- it's "old school" tubing. The hill was plenty long for... More 

Thank golfer425
Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a winter home nearby and my grown daughters enjoy snowboarding here as it is so easy to get in and out of, plus the prices can't be beat. They do have lessons but you must check ahead of time as they do fill up. The slopes always have snow and this is fabulous for beginners and people just... More 

Thank sabledad
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I had visited this place with my family and friends, it was lot of fun doing the snow tubing, which cost $10 per tube and 3 tubes per family. It was fun, kids enjoyed. Some improvements could be done with the place though....

Thank koolvishal
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We came here on a typical day. I am revieweing 4 stars because they dont offer ski lessons for small children younger than 4. So I wasnt able to go skiing... though we went for the tube hill...had a blast of a time. Very fun definitely you burn more calories than skiing or snowboarding because you walk you way up... More 

Thank Carmen V
Lakeway, Texas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Took my 14 year old and nephew 19. This place is awesome and priced right especially for first timers. We arrived shortly after 9 and the boys were in snow board lesson before 10, just them with an instructor. They were on the slopes shreddin' the gnar by 11. They were able to go up and down immediately, almost no... More 

Thank Moxienet
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We where looking for a reasonable price place to take our 2 teenage kids skiing for the first time. They have a 1st timers package that is cheap it includes a lesson, gear, and lift ticket. The instructors where very nice and helpful so patient with the kids. Both my boys could ski/snowboard by the time we left. Will definitely... More 

Thank Haley M
McGehee, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I don't know why this place doesn't get more reviews. We skied our first day at purgatory and it was a nightmare. Thousands of people crowding into one ski resort with long wait lines and ridiculously high prices. Someone in our condo recommended Hesperus so we visited it the next day, wow. Less than half price, no lines and a... More 

1 Thank memekarsonsdad
Durango, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

great value for skiing of any level, they even have night skiing as conditions allow. This is a local hideaway kinda place and is a gem of a ski area

Thank 2526Vet
Lake Worth, Florida
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This was the first place my family went to ski when we relocated to Durango. I loved it! For a beginner this was the way to go!

1 Thank Renee W
Hong Kong
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Affordable, quaint, and low key. We hit this place on a week day and there was hardly anyone there. the snow happened to be really soft still, and it was a great place for our four year old to feel comfortable learning to ski without the crowds.

1 Thank Ivy I

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