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Purgatory Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 31st December 2007

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

The snow was great, the people were friendly and I think DMR is a nice hill overall, but it doesn't make my top 10. If you're not used to high altitude you'll have a difficult time, especially if you're the type who can normally ski top to bottom without being completely exhausted. Well big deal I'm not in great shape as most the locals probably are and are used to it - not DMR's fault, I'm just comparing to great resorts in Washington, Oregon and Idaho that top-out at much lower elevations. What I thought was bad about DMR was the whole parking - lodge - lift access experience. Had to walk way too much, and there are a lot of stairs around the lodges, hotels and condos. I know the place is under construction, but I don't see the level changes getting much better from what I can see of the new construction so far. Main lodge and restaurant facilities are horrible for this size of resort, and there don't appear to be any nice accomodations for non-skiers.

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