Just 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. Known as the largest night skiing operation in the southwest, Hesperus also offers tubing, rentals and ski school lessons.

Hesperus is also home to the renowned Hesperus Ski Patrol. Did you know they are the only all-volunteer patrol in the state of Colorado?

2019/2020 Hours of Operation

Scheduled opening day: Friday, December 20
Scheduled closing day: Sunday, March 15

Regular Hours

Thursday: 4pm-9pm
Friday: 4pm-9pm
Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Monday: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed

MLK (Jan 18-20) and President’s Day (Feb 15-17) weekends

Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-8pm
Monday: 10am-5pm

Spring Break (March 9-13)

Open daily 10am-8pm


Contact Info:

Address: 9848 Highway, US-160, Hesperus, CO 81326

Phone: 970-385-2199
Email: info@ski-hesperus.com
*We are in the office during the days/hours listed above. 


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Please note due to liability babies in backpacks are not permitted on the slopes at Hesperus anytime.
For our uphill travel policy, please click here.