Four Epic and Consecutive Wednesdays for Skiers, Fat Bikers, and Snowshoers

WARNING: Twilight Nights is not your typical Wednesday night out.
Set at the base of Purgatory, this short track race series is for nordic skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers to battle it out in the dark, up and down punishing terrain and around quick turns while being cheered on by the visiting gapers sitting outside at Purgy’s. If you like normal, stay home.

Each night of the three race series, skate skiers, fat bikers, and snowshoers start together at the base of Purgatory and follow separate courses laid out for each discipline. Every week the course will be somewhat different but equally punishing. Racers climb and descend and climb and descent again around the upper and lower base areas; all finishing at Purgatory Village.

The first three events are a series with points awarded for each race and each category (ski, snowshoe, bike). Torn on what do do? Enter as "Snow Master" and do all three disciplines over the three weeks and try your luck winning across all three disciplines. At the end of the series, category winners are awarded prizes for Youth (U18) and Adult, male and female participants. However, everyone will be a winner at Twilight Nights thanks to our generous sponsors giving us loads of schwag to share in a weekly raffle.

The fourth Wednesday, January 31, is the Twilight Nights Triathlon, an official Snowdown event which surely will add an interesting twist to an already twisted event.  Sign up as an individual, form a team or put your name in a hat to be randomly assigned to a team of kindred spirits. For all four events, relax and socialize at Purgy’s post mayhem. Costumes encouraged; its Snowdown afterall.

Don't have a fat bike? Mountain Bike Specialists has a limited number that they are generously loaning to participants; first come first serve. Call them at (970) 247-4066 to reserve each week.

Don't have snowshoes? The Durango Running Company has a limited number that they are generously loaning to participants; first come first serve. Call them at (970) 764-4366 to reserve each week.

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018.

Registration opens at 5:00 PM at Hoody's. Headlamps required for all racers! Helmets required for bikers. 


RACE SERIES: JANUARY 11, 18, & 25 2017

5:00 - 5:45 pm – Registration
6:00 pm – Start Time
7:00 pm – Raffle & Beers

Location: Purgatory Base Area
Entry Fees: $10 / event


5:00 - 5:45 pm – Registration
6:00 pm – Start Time
7:00 pm – Awards, Raffle & Beers


Terrific turnout for the series. Thank you participants! Here are 2017 series results for each category; fat bike, skate ski, snowshoe, and snow beast.


We appreciate our sponsors for this event.