Elevations of 8,500 feet and higher, north of Durango and the Animas Valley is what locals refer to as the north valley. Further to the north is the resort area where Purgatory Ski Resort, formerly Durango Mountain Resort, is the hub of mountain living near Durango. Upscale dwellings can be found in neighborhoods such as Engineer Mountain, Two Dogs, Electra Lake, Lake Purgatory, Tacoma Village, Hermosa Cliffs, and more. Condo and townhome living are abundant both ‘on campus’ at Purgatory, as well as in a number of surrounding developments. Purgatory Lodge, Peregrine Point, Elk Point Townhomes, Cascade Village Condominiums and Silverpick Condominiums are just a few of the numerous opportunities available. Tamarron Resort and Glacier Club add a wide range of high-mountain golf community living, precisely halfway between Purgatory and downtown Durango. Whether a ski bum at heart or simply a lover of fresh mountain air, this is the place to be for those who can't get enough of the Colorado mountain lifestyle.