Striking Out

Durango revels in its outdoor recreation opportunities, and there's never a dull moment when there’s a plethora of adventures awaiting right outside our back doors. Sometimes though, when it's cold and rainy and you’re feeling particularly lackadaisical about pulling the boat or bike out of the garage, and your friends are tired of asking each other what to do, the Rolling Thunder bowling alley at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio is there to rescue your apathetic doldrums. Instead of “putting on all that gear,” bowlers need only slip on a pair of fashionable shoes and find the right-sized ball. This corner of the casino caters to people of all ages and provides a rush of excitement whenever the pins crash down, the points go up, and maybe, just maybe, you can finally beat your ultra competitive friend at something.


Ellie Seitz does her happy dance.

Rearing up for the toss with just the right amount of bowler's crack.
Miriam Rollason with the release, which could possibly only have been improved upon with one of those cool shirts with her name on it.
Ben Walsh-Mellet demonstrates perfect form, leading to suspicions that he probably bowled as a kid.
When the weather gets tough, the tough go ... bowling
The important task of ball selection, which usually comes down to shiny-ness.