night skiingJust minutes from downtown Durango—11 miles west on Highway 160—Hesperus Ski Area offers 26 trails on 60 skiable acres, with 150 inches of annual snowfall.

The double chair takes skiers and riders up to the 8,888′ summit for over 700 feet of vertical. Best known for night skiing and riding, Hesperus also offers tubing, rentals, ski and ride school and a snack bar and lodge.

Hesperus is also home to the renowned Hesperus Ski Patrol.

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2016/2017 Operating Schedule

Open Mid-December through March

Hesperus Ski Area is closed for the season. We can’t wait to ski and ride with you next winter.

2016/2017 Holidays

Saturday, December 17, 2016 | Scheduled Opening Day | 9:00am–9:00pm
December 18, 2016–January 1, 2017 | Open Every Day | 9:00am–4:00pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 | MLK Monday | 9:00am–9:00pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 | President’s Day Monday | 9:00am–9:00pm

Dates and hours of operation are subject to change.


SkiBikes are permitted at Hesperus Ski Area. Guests must have a retention device for the lift.