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by: Hank - 9th February 2019

  • 3
  • Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 2Overall Value
Ceuainf Runs on the backside
Locals mountanin but not in a good way

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Some of the best cruising runs I have ever seen on the back side, but they all end up down on a flat that is about 200 yards from the nearest lift. Great upper body workout if polling to the lift is that is what you are looking for. Moving chair 3 is probably impractical, so maybe some sort of shuttle or rope toe is badly needed. Purg definitely caters to the Durango crowd. Everything for visitors is pretty expensive like a $5/per night charge for the rental department to keep you rental skis overnight, $8 for a basket to keep your stuff while renting and THIRTEEN DOLLARS for a locker (even at the rentals in Park City the locker is a buck per day.) Not being an expert skier from Durango is like being and intruder in many ways. They do no seem to like outsiders. And the apres scene is extremely loud hip-hop. Coming down the frontside is "interesting. It is one big funnel and the snowboarders get one their last charge. Slow speed signs are not enforced. A second pro. The setting is absolutely breath taking. Except for the Durango crowd it this is not a friendly inexpensive local mountain --plentiful in the west. Or up-scale like Vail, Sun Valley or Squaw. Kind of a 'tweener.

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  • stevejohnson.tx (29th December 2019)

    March 2019 we stayed at a ski in/ ski out condo and hard a fantastic time. Snowed several days while we were...

  • shel.osmith (28th October 2019)

    Amazing town and resort. This resort has all the charm of a quiet mountain town with upscale amenities.

  • Shanea Shipley (16th July 2019)

    The ski boots that they put me in were terrible. I went back to the store the next day and told them...

  • Shannon (30th March 2019)

    I used to ski Purgatory as a kid in the 80’s and have some of the best childhood memories of this place....

  • blytam (15th February 2019)

    We loved our time at Purgatory last week. The mountain was beautiful and we took an amazing snowshoe hike (wow!). Wonderful staff...

  • Hank (9th February 2019)

    Some of the best cruising runs I have ever seen on the back side, but they all end up down on a...

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