- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Purgatory ski resort near Durango is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The resort got its start when a local ski team needed a place to practice. Oil and gas developer Ray Duncan stepped in, and helped make it a destination ski area and an economic driver for the southwestern community.

According to the Durango Herald (https://tinyurl.com/ogwtdmt), the average number of skiers on the hills for the season currently ranges from 230,000 to 250,000.


Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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