Purgatory Resort's Expansion Approved By Forest Service

Purgatory Resort's Expansion Approved By Forest Service

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Purgatory Resort's Expansion Approved By Forest Service

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Colorado ski resort expansion seems to be all the rage these days. Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Arapahoe Basin, and a few others have recently had major expansions. According to the Durango Herald, Purgatory Resort near Durango appears to be next up. The ski resort is planning on adding four intermediate trails that will be serviced by a fixed-grip triple lift in the Ice Creek area. The project is important for the mountain, as Purgatory currently lacks terrain for those in between the beginner and intermediate level of experience. Snowmobile trails will also be added around the area. Purgatory Resorts is twenty-five minutes outside of Durango and is leased from the U.S. Forest Service. After an environmental review, the U. S. Forest Service has approved the project. Opponents will be able to submit objections to the decision until December 11th. If approval comes in January from the U.S. Forest Service, tree cutting could commence after the 21-22 ski season ends.

You can read more about the decision here.

Image Credits: Purgatory Resort, U.S. Forest Service

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