Durango Winter Sports Foundation

DWSF provides support for the Alpine, Freestyle and Nordic ski clubs as well as the Snowboard and Freeride Teams in Durango. Each team is dedicated to providing quality training for athletes dedicated to pursuing excellence in winter sports.

DWSF was set up with the aim of increasing participation in 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.

Tuesday, November 14


Warren Miller film on November 14 at the Durango Arts Center at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15
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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 “Teams” at the top of the page 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.

Saturday, December 2nd

Durango Winter Sports Foundation Gala

The Gala officially kicks off the winter sports season. The main focus is to honor our traditions and recognize those who have advanced our mission of developing ethical, respectful, and disciplined individuals.  This year the Durango Winter Sports Foundation is proud to induct Tracy Barnes and Lanny Barnes into the Hall of Fame as they epitomize our core values.  Home town Durango twin sisters that earned trips to the Olympic Games in the sport of Biathlon, this dynamic duo has become iconic role models for our youth.  Not only have they upheld the highest standards in athletics, they have shown that camaraderie, sportsmanship and sisterhood come first.

This year this season opening Gala will be held at the new Purgatory Sports Building on Main Street in Durango and offers attendees an opportunity to socialize and discuss the upcoming ski season.  Stories are shared from the previous years, local dignitaries are honored and it gives the skiing community a gathering to celebrate the coming season.  The Gala is the largest fund raising event of the year for the Durango Winter Sports Foundation with over 200 people attending. The event features live and silent auction items, food, drink and dancing.

Tickets: $50 for Adults, $25 for children under 18 includes food and one drink coupons.  

Schedule of Events

4:30-5:15 p.m. shopping at Purgatory Sports, poster signing with Tracy and Lanny

4:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

6:15-6:30 p.m. DWSF Hall of Fame induction Tracy and Lanny Barnes

6:30-8:00 p.m. Dancing

Proceeds benefit the DWSF scholarship program.

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