Pros: Just enough steeps to be interesting. A racers' place.
Cons: Not quite enough vert to make it a Colorado destination.
Aside from all of the condo development, this place remains relatively unchanged since the 1960's as far as I can tell. It was named originally Purgatory ... after a mine I think. I skied here for two days in late march during a PSIA event in late March. A severe cold front put the temps below zero for one day. There were zero lift lines during the weekend. A fascinating regional junior Slalom and GS event was being held on this day as well. Purgatory was always known as a racer's hill. It isn't known for its powder, although it is advertised as such these days. The groomed slopes have adequate steepness and length for major events. I don't think it has enough vert on...(read more)