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Best bets in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Winter Pride and Benefit Day, both at Purgatory Resort.

The snow-covered slopes at Purgatory will see a splash of color with the Winter Pride Parade.

The inaugural weekend event was held in 2017 and drew about 150 people, some of whom came from out of state. The event is sponsored by the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity.

The parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday on Lift 1, also known as the six-pack.

In years past, skiers and snowboarders have worn rainbow skirts, wigs and sashes while carrying flags down the slope.

Other events include a talent show from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Hoodies; an after-party from 10 p.m. to close Friday at Hoodies; a Winter Pride Dance from 8:30 p.m. to close Saturday at Hoodies; a farewell lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Derailed Pour House in Durango; and ski meet-ups all weekend.

For more information, visit www.4calliancefordiversity.org


Also this weekend at Purgatory, the first Community Benefit Day will be held Sunday.

Previously known as Locals Benefit Days, Community Benefit Days will offer discounted lift tickets and give a portion of ticket sales to a local nonprofit.

Sunday’s sales will benefit Mountain Studies Institute and its 2019 San Juan Youth Resiliency Summit, bringing together school children from around the region to share research related to forest health and wildfire.

Lift tickets must be purchased online and at least 48 hours in advance; the discounted tickets are not available at the ticket window.

Prices are: $45 for adults, $32 for teens, $25 for children and $32 for seniors.

To purchase tickets, visit Purgatory’s website.


“Reflections on Homelessness,” by Ann Salviazul, 5 p.m., Studio &, 1027 Main Ave.


Cocktails and Valentine Card Making, 6 p.m., The Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 U.S. Highway 160, Bayfield.

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