Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

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Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

The mountain north of Durango is open from peak to base
Purgatory Resort owner James Coleman, center back, and his wife, Tonia Coleman, far left, celebrate first chair on Saturday morning with, from left, Tyler Jasmer, 17; Ty Matthys, 16; Ashby Lake, 8; Romeo Wilson, 8; Brad Strong, 17; and AJ Raeo, 15, on Lift One on opening day.

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Purgatory Resort owner James Coleman, center back, and his wife, Tonia Coleman, far left, celebrate first chair on Saturday morning with, from left, Tyler Jasmer, 17; Ty Matthys, 16; Ashby Lake, 8; Romeo Wilson, 8; Brad Strong, 17; and AJ Raeo, 15, on Lift One on opening day.

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

The first chairs of the season head up the mountain at Purgatory Resort on Saturday morning on opening day.

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Purgatory Resort snowmakers worked almost nonstop covering ski runs so the resort could open Saturday morning.

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Chase Wylie, and his brother Reese Wylie, 6, from Albuquerque, get their first day on snow during opening day at Purgatory Resort on Saturday.

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