Public Input Regarding Development on the North Loop

We need your help to support the future of our trails at the Nordic Center. This request should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Please take a moment to help us out.

The Nordic Center is under significant development pressure. Our first challenge is to provide critical input to San Juan County to prevent loss of the North Loop to a proposed 157 unit high density luxury Motorcoach development. This is the highest density development proposed on our trails and the current developer has not been open to keeping the North Loop as part of the development. We ask that you send your concern via email to the County Planner; the email address and instructions are provided below.  

There is a public meeting March 21 at 7:00 PM with the San Juan County Planning Commission at Silverton's County Courthouse (first floor, front stairs immediately to the left in Commissioner Room). This is not the official approval that requires a Public Notice and a Public Hearing. County Commissioners are meeting to review and approve Planning Commission recommendation for the Motorcoach Resort April 12th at 8:30 AM.  The April 12th meeting will be the official Public Hearing to approve what is forwarded by the Planning Commission from tonights public meeting.

Here is what we suggest:

1) Email Mr. Mark Reavis, County Planner at Please copy so that we also have a record of emails sent

2) Indicate that you support Durango Nordic Ski Club's letter to the Planning Department and County Commissioners which requests the ability to maintain in perpetuity the essential function of the North Loop at the Nordic Center at Purgatory as part of their review and approval of the proposed Motorcoach development. 

3) Please share this information with your friends that care about the Nordic Center and continued access to diverse recreational activities in our backyard. Please include friends who live in either  La Plata or San Juan Counties in your outreach! 

4) If you have time, come to the public meetings.

You input and voice is critically important. Thank you!

Durango Nordic Ski Club