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Purgatory

  I was here last winter, the skiing was great. Says Jill.

Purgatory gets blanketed by an average amount of snow every winter. All 11 good ski lifts at this ski hill are perfectly taken care of and operated by caring folks. Purgatory's altitude difference of 2,029 feet is great. The astonishing 22 feet of seasonal snowfall is sufficient for genuinely fine depth. Purgatory has loads of runs and enough good ski lifts to serve them all. This is an ordinary
    size ski hill boasting a roughly average drop if compared to other US Rockies ski mountains. With 1,200 acres of terrain you won't be without skiable land. Because you're on this web page you are probably into skiing or snowboarding,
either way, this is a neighborhood with a lot of places for that. This ski area has a much lower than average part of tough trails and a much higher than average percentage of intermediate or beginner runs. Having a grand total of 85 ski runs to ski on; it's a tremendous array. The splendid mountain view of Colorado and great trails are splendid attractions for scores of snow folks. The ski run map on this page will give you a good idea what Purgatory is like.  
Purgatory is a family friendly ski area with lots of green and blue slopes for novices. Nice exercise and getting out of the house for a while are good reasons to come. The snow-white peaks of Colorado are always good for snowboarding and skiing. Snowboarding and skiing in this part of Colorado is a splendid thing to do all ski season long. There are some good lodgings in the neighborhood of the bottom of the hill, but if you donít have reservations, you may well end up snoozing in your vehicle.






      



 

Hotels Near Purgatory ski area, Colorado

Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge, Rico
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15.2 miles away
Rico Hotel, Rico
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15.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Purgatory ski area.
 Ski Areas Near Purgatory ski area:
Silverton, Colorado , 14 miles away
   3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
   100% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 15 miles away
   400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Telluride, Colorado , 17 miles away
   3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
   41% Expert & Adv.
   36% Intermediate
   23% Beginner
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 25 miles away
   700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   55% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 71 miles away
   1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
   45% Expert & Adv.
   35% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Powderhorn, Colorado , 82 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 90 miles away
   2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
   100% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Crested Butte, Colorado , 91 miles away
   2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   57% Intermediate
   23% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Purgatory ski area:
Animas River, San Juan / La Plata County , 6 miles away, Class IV-V - 2.6 miles long (Tacoma to Rockwood Rail Yard)
Lime Creek, -blank- County , 7 miles away, Class V+ - 3 miles long (1st Gorge)
Hermosa Creek, La Plata County , 8 miles away, Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Hermosa Park to US 550)
 Trails Near Purgatory ski area:
Highline Trail, San Juan , 6 miles away
Circle Trail, Dolores , 8 miles away
East Fork Trail, Dolores , 12 miles away
 National Parks Near Purgatory ski area:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 45 miles away
Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park - CO , 46 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Purgatory ski area:
Glacier Club At Tamarron, Durango , 7 miles away
Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Durango , 13 miles away
Cornerstone Colorado, Telluride , 17 miles away

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