Fundraising Events

Click below to purchase your 2015 / 2016 Fundraising Event tickets.

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Show your belief and support of the DWSF mission in helping local kids achieve great things!

Every child growing up in our corner of the world deserves a start.  At the Durango Winter Sports Foundation, we are passionate about local kids doing great things.  We make this happen by offering a level playing field for Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle skiers from many walks of life.  

With community support, we provide the necessary coaching and training each year for youth athletes.  Scholarships are available when needed.  Many are developing skiers and some are elite athletes.  Everyone however, gets his or her chance in the starting gate.

Youth programs supported by DWSF inspire fun, fitness, sportsmanship and personal achievement from children who are just developing their skills to athletes with high level aspiration for their sport.

Participating clubs offer a variety of athletic opportunities that meet the talents, interests and needs of the children in the Four Corners region.  Click on “Youth Programs” to learn more about various disciplines and each team’s compete and non-compete opportunities.

DWSF is a not for profit organization representing over 200 young skiers in Durango, CO and the surrounding area.

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Durango Nordic Ski Club and Purgatory Ski Team are supported by the fundraising efforts of the Durango Winter Sports Foundation. The DWSF was set up with the aim of increasing participation in all winter sports, encouraging children to make positive decisions in life and strive to achieve their personal goals. DWSF strives to do this by providing financial, developmental, and organizational support to the athletes, their coaches, clubs, and programs.


The 2015/2016 season marks Purgatory’s 50th winter of skiing in Southwestern Colorado. Please join us for the Alpenglow event kicking off this anniversary season!

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015. 6 pm – 11pm
Who: Winter Sports Enthusiasts
Where: Purgy’s
What: James Bond 007 Gala hosted by Purgatory Resort
Why: To honor the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Walter Jackson

Alpenglow, Durango Winter Sports Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, is a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, gaming, silent and live auction benefiting the young athletes of the four corners.

Event tickets on sale now; click on the Purchase Tickets button.
Please sign up early as there is limited seating – Early Bird Discount through 15OCT15
Stay at Purgatory Resort and receive 20% lodging discount!
Feel free to dress in James Bond 007 theme for this event as costumes are encouraged (but not required).
Prize for the 007 style Best-dressed couple!

If you are unable to join us for this very special event, please consider making an online donation to
Durango Winter Sports Foundation whose goal is to raise $10,000.00 for the Youth Scholarship Fund.