Free ski pass for first-year students

A snowboarder rides through the trees on a powder day at Purgatory Resort.

Incoming first-year, first-time students starting at FLC through Spring 2024 and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (full-time status) will receive a free season ski pass courtesy of Mountain Capital Partners. Students are not officially considered full-time until after the Census date.

Education + adventure

The passes are valid at Purgatory Resort, 25 miles north of Durango, and Hesperus Ski Area, just 11 miles west of Durango. Winter operations at Purgatory typically begin 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. 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 adventure and other kinds of outdoor fun

Want to ski past the boundary lines? 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 has your back. Free to all students, you have the gear to borrow, technicians to repair your personal equipment, and guided group adventures.