Study. Ski. Sleep. Repeat.

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango stands Fort Lewis College’s campus in the sky—and Colorado’s most affordable four-year public college. Build your skills and resume alongside professors who know your name. Ski or ride (when you’re finished with homework) with friends who share your passions. Turn your favorite vacation destination into an education to live by.

General stats:

  •  25 miles to the nearest ski resort
  •  FREE season ski pass for first-year students
  •  10 minutes to class from anywhere on campus
  •  65+ miles of hiking and biking trails footsteps from campus
  •  55+ majors to choose from
  •  19 average class size
  •  3,268 students enrolled
  •  13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  •  125+ student clubs and organizations

A bonus for your campus tour

Prospective students receive a *FREE summer day pass or winter lift ticket to Purgatory Resort after attending a campus tour. Plus, receive 50% off for up to four additional tickets for your crew!

Schedule a campus tour today!

*Terms & conditions

This offer is good for one free ticket for a student (must be a prospective student in high school or college or earning a high school diploma equivalent) and half-price lift tickets for up to four people.
You must bring the ski voucher to Purgatory for one free ticket and up to four half-priced tickets. The half-price tickets will be 50% off the day-of price at the ticket window. You will get the voucher after you complete a campus tour. A photo or copy of the voucher will not be accepted.

  • Winter lift tickets are valid from 11/23/23 through 3/31/24.
    • Blackout dates are 12/27/23 -1/2/24; 1/13-1/14/24, 2/17-2/18/24, 3/11-3/17/24.
  • Summer lift tickets are valid for the summer opening weekend of 6/16/24 (subject to change) – 8/18/24.

Contact Us

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Admission Office

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 877-352-2656 or 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179

Campus Visit Coordination

Phone: 970-247-7176