Hesperus Ski Area announced Tuesday it will open for the season today, after recent snowfall provided enough coverage for skiing and snowboarding.
According to a news release, Hesperus received 13 inches of snow Monday and Tuesday, and another foot is forecast to arrive Wednesday night and Thursday morning. “Everyone at Hesperus is excited to kick off the ski season on Wednesday,” Ben Beresford, Hesperus Ski Area manager, said in a news release. “We’ve been hard at work making enhancements to our facilities in order to improve the guest experience, and we’re excited to showcase all of our efforts now.”
New this year is a yurt for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Center, an expanded rental shop with upgraded equipment, and an expanded and renovated day lodge.
The ski area, 11 miles west of Durango, will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for night skiing. The day lodge, snack bar, rental shop, ski and ride school, and tubing hill will also be open.
Hesperus Ski Area is at 9848 U.S. Highway 160.
For hours of operation and lift ticket costs, visit www.ski-hesperus.com.