Situated in downtown Durango, Chapman Hill is a tiny, municipal ski and skate area. It aims to open each season in time for the Christmas Holiday, and closes when the snow is gone.
Snowmaking is possible if the weather’s right and begins in December. When open it offers skiing seven days a week, from 3pm to 7:30pm on weekdays and 11am to 5pm on weekends for normal non-holiday hours.
There are only two ropes to get up this classic ski area. Though they can be difficult to manage, especially for snowboarders, you can exit at any point.
A terrain park is built each season to entertain a wide range of riders. There are ski and snowboard lessons beginning in December, during the school holiday. They continue through February after the school day. Private lessons are also available.
The refrigerated ice rink operates during winter for ice skating, and roller skating in summer. Concessions are available and skate rentals.
Address: 500 Florida Rd, Durango
Season: December – March
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