Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Snowdown stirs up silly fun.(Travel & Leisure)

Byline: Rick Nathanson Journal Staff Writer

* Durango's annual winter celebration has more than 60 events

If you want to know "Where the West is Fun," look north to Durango, Colo., site of the 23rd annual Snowdown winter celebration Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

Using the "Where the West is Fun" theme, Snowdown will feature more than 60 activities and events around the town of Durango and a few at Durango Mountain Resort. Events range from the sublime (a snow sculpture contest) to the silly (the Great Outhouse Race).

"What sets Snowdown apart from every other winter festival around is there is truly something for everybody," said Snowdown spokesman Mike Smedley. …

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