Study. Ski. Sleep. Repeat.

FLC students in a chem lab wearing ski gear

Incoming first-year students who are starting at FLC during the Spring 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 semesters, and who are enrolled in at least 12-credit hours (full-time status), will receive a free season ski pass valid at both Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area, courtesy of Mountain Capital Partners. Please note that students are not officially considered full time until after Census date

Education + adventure

The passes are good at Purgatory Resort, 25 miles north of Durango, and Hesperus Ski Area, just 11 miles west of Durango. Winter operations typically begin for Purgatory in mid-November and by late December for Hesperus. Purgatory is known for its steep tree skiing and stunning views of the San Juan Mountains, and Hesperus Ski Area is a student’s ultimate access to powder turns after class, as it is the largest night-skiing operation in the Southwest.

Backcountry and other fun

Outdoor Pursuits

FLC student backcountry skiing in fresh powder

Not so into riding the lift? For those who enjoy backcountry skiing or split boarding, snowshoeing, or other DIY outdoor adventures, like canyoneering, backpacking, or mountain biking, FLC’s Outdoor Pursuits (OP) has your back. With gear to borrow, technicians to repair your personal gear, and guided group adventures, OP helps you get where you want to go.