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Reviewed by

Nov 03, 2010

avg. snowfall

260 in

vertical drop

2,029

skiable acres

1,360

With more than 85 runs and 1,360 skiable acres, including 160 new acres of expert terrain, Purgatory is known for consistent powder, sunny skies, and uncrowded slopes. The resort‚s world-class lodging includes the new Purgatory Lodge, a $50-million base facility with shopping, dining, and an outdoor pool and spa. Since December 2009, Purgatory has unveiled more than 160 new acres of expert tree-skiing -- the Legends Expansion on the back side of the mountain, and the Ambassadors Glade on the front side. There's plenty new at Purgatory, but the reasons people love to come here haven‚t changed.

Reviewed by

Dec 04, 2008

avg. snowfall

465 in

vertical drop

1,600

skiable acres

1,600

Wolf Creek's rare combination of excellent snow and non-existent lift lines make it a favorite of skiers in the Southwest—and well worth the trip for anyone seeking an off-the-beaten path gem. Its location in the San Juan mountains averages 465" of snow each year, and it's often the case that this mountain has ample fresh powder when others in Colorado don't. With 1600 acres (25% of which are advanced; the rest beginner and intermediate) and seven lifts, there's ample terrain for skiers of all abilities.

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