Durango Mountain Resort opened Saturday,
12 days earlier than anticipated, thanks to recent dumps
that left the mountain with a midway snow depth of 36
inches. Resort officials estimate that about 2,000 skiers
and snowboarders turned out to sample the goods on 50
percent of the mountain’s front side. Tickets will
be $19 until Benefit Day, Wednesday, Nov. 27, when they
will be $10, with proceeds going to the Durango Arts Center.