The story of this ski local starts the same as many but ends a little different. Brunso came to Durango to spend a summer playing in the sun (Durango gets an average of 300 days of sunshine annually), and never left. Encouraged by his dad to follow his dreams of skiing, Brunso has landed on 50 magazine covers (including Skiing), and has globe trotted on the Pro Mogul Tour and later as a Pro Freeskier. Today, in addition to still skiing professional, juggling 20 sponsors, a wife and two kids, he is also the VP of Sales and Marketing at DMR. (Yup, multiple jobs).
“I like the variety of having a great ski hill right up the road, or going another 6 miles up on the pass, plus having an airport here means I can travel easily to ski elsewhere. At DMR we don’t have that ‘powder hour’ where everything get tracked out right away, on a weekday you can ski powder all day and even two days after a storm if you know where to look,” he says.
So no, maybe not a ski town per se, maybe better.