Study. Ski. Sleep. Repeat.

FLC students in a chem lab wearing ski gear

First-time, first-year students carrying at least 12-credit hours for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters receive ski passes from Mountain Capital Partners as part of their admission package. Students considered full-time after each semester’s Census Date will be eligible for a ski pass and a unique opportunity to connect with the Durango community.

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.