Hesperus Ski Area facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHesperus Ski Area
The ski area in summer
La Plata County, Colorado
|Nearest city||Durango: 11 mi (18 km)|
|Vertical||>700 ft (210 m)|
|Top elevation||8,888 ft (2,709 m)|
|Base elevation||8,200 ft (2,500 m)|
|Skiable area||60 acres (0.2 km2)|
– 30% easiest
– 20% more difficult
– 50% experts only
|Lift system||1 double chair|
|Snowfall||150 inches (380 cm)|
Ski Hesperus has 13 runs, of which 30% are beginner difficulty, 20% are intermediate and 50% are of expert difficulty. The summit elevation is 8,880 feet, the base elevation is 8,200 feet and the vertical drop is 680 feet. It features one rope tow (which has been closed for many years) and one double chair lift. There is also a full service snack bar, ski and snowboard rentals, ski and snowboard lessons and a tubing hill.
Ski Hesperus opened in 1962. It has operated off and on over the years, and has been opened every season since 2006.
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