Sale of Durango Mountain Resort finalized

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – A local resident and businessman has finalized his purchase of Durango Mountain Resort in southwestern Colorado and says he is changing the name to Purgatory Resort – a nod to the ski area’s historical name.

The Durango Herald reports James Coleman closed the deal with a group of longtime owners Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Coleman also owns Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort south of Taos, New Mexico, and is in the process of acquiring Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Skiers will be able to buy a season pass to all of Coleman’s ski areas beginning next month.

He reached a purchase agreement for Durango Mountain Resort in October. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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