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It’s melting away

Wild costumes and warm temperatures brought the seasonís last snow riders to Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday, the final day of daily operations on the mountain. As Luke Martin stretches, Jaime Denier, left, speaks to Ethan Bates before making a run. For the rest of the season, DMR will be open only for weekends, and that depends on snow conditions. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Wild costumes and warm temperatures brought the seasonís last snow riders to Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday, the final day of daily operations on the mountain. As Luke Martin stretches, Jaime Denier, left, speaks to Ethan Bates before making a run. For the rest of the season, DMR will be open only for weekends, and that depends on snow conditions.