Purgatory

Twilight Peaks

Twilight Peaks

The winter season at Purgatory, AKA Durango Mountain Resort, started out slow. A very warm fall and lack of snow delayed the opening until the day after Thanksgiving. When they did open, we had one run off of an old lift halfway up the mountain on man made snow. I'm happy to say we have gotten a few good storms and things up on the hill are looking much better, as you will see.

Early season

Too much brown. Although the warm weather was great for pulling the "Durango Double." Ride snow in the morning and ride bikes in the afternoon.

Early season
Jibber

Jibber

Lack of pow forced us to jib on some rails

Railfest

Cullen with a little air off the box

Railfest
Sliding

Sliding

More jibbin

Demon

Everyone funnels through Demon

Demon
Tracy Ridin

Tracy Ridin

Pretty sad

well, atleast we are riding. This is better than nothing. Its only a matter of time before Mother Nature takes are of us.

Pretty sad
Durango Double

Durango Double

These were taken about 4 hours apart. Cullen and I on the lift about 10am, then me on my bike along the Rim Trail. Pretty sure I was riding my bike in shorts.

FINALLY!

Yes, a storm delivering sweet POW!

FINALLY!
POWDER

POWDER

Riding in fresh snow is awesome! Nothing like it.

Keep it coming

We got 30 inches over about 3 days. Nothing epic, but enough to make things nice and white and to open more terrain and lifts. YES!

Keep it coming
After the storm, Blue Skys

After the storm, Blue Skys

Colorado is famous for big dumps moving in dumping snow, then moving out and having sunny, bluebird skys. The temps this day were right around 0 degrees, so the snow was super fluffy.

Twilight Peaks

Finally can see the peaks covered with white. Not all brown. Look at hat groomed corduroy

Twilight Peaks
Super Stoked

Super Stoked

Stoked to be shredding

Bundled up

It was freezing, but as long as you dress in layers, you'll be allright

Bundled up
Panoramic

Panoramic

Just discovered my I Phone can take panoramic photos. Here is one about halfway down the mountain.

Durango

Here is Durango in full panoramic view. Fort Lewis College to the left, sweeping around to the Lions Den on the far right.

Durango

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