Light years from the corporate ski resorts along the I-70 corridor of central Colorado, Purgatory and Wolf Creek offer a divine reward for a little extra travel time — a touch of ski heaven
Rocky Mountain Skiing
In keeping with the casual western atmosphere, Lost Trail owner Bill Grasser notes you won’t need a $500 ski suit to fit in. “Overalls are just fine,” he said. The trails are more than fine.
The feel of wood skis on snow is different than modern skis. The wood seems to hold better in the transition between each glide without impeding the glide itself.
Unlike many resorts, Jackson is a rugged mountain first, a ski area second. Skiers here are merely privileged visitors.
The evacuation involved lowering skiers three at a time with harnesses 210 feet to the ground.