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
Saturday, December 2
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