Hesperus Ski Area


Just 11 miles west of Durango, Hesperus Ski Area offers 26 trails on 160 skiable acres (view trail map), with 150" inches of snowfall annually. The double chair takes skiers and riders up to the 8,880' summit for a 700 feet vertical drop. Hesperus is home to the Hesperus Ski Patrol, a volunteer patrol that's part of the National Ski Patrol (NSP). The Patrol has been promoting safe skiing practices and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Services at Hesperus for over fifty years.


Annual Snowfall:
150 in / 381 cm
Base Elevation:
8,100 ft / 2,469 m
Summit Elevation:
8,888 ft / 2,709 m
Hours of Operation
Monday: 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
Thursday - Friday: 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
On MLK and President's Day, Hesperus is open 10a-9p. From Mar 11-15 Hesperus is open daily from 4p-9p.
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
60 acres / 24 hectares
# of trails:
0 acres / 0 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing

Best Known For

Night skiing and riding. Hesperus also offers tubing, rentals and ski and ride school.

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