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Purgatory Resort, named North America’s Best Ski Value by TripAdvisor three years running. Here, Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains are home to some of the most consistent and abundant snow in the southwest. Site description. Mountain Sun and Air. Purgatory Resort’s base is more than 8,000 feet above sea level, and the summit is nearly 11,000 feet. If you’re visiting from a lower altitude, your body typically adjusts to the higher altitude within 24-36 hours. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and be mindful of your alcohol intake. Begin with light to moderate physical activity. Symptoms of high altitude sickness may include headaches, nausea, restless sleep, loss of appetite, and coughing or difficulty breathing. If symptoms persist or you are concerned about your health, visit First Aid in Purgatory’s Village Plaza, or Mercy Urgent Care. Outdoor recreation at high altitude increases risk of sunburn, as there is less atmosphere to filter and mellow the sun’s rays. Plus, Purgatory’s abundant snow reflects the sun’s rays, increasing your exposure. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen on all exposed skin, even on cloudy winter days.
Outdoor sports and adventure along with historical and cultural attractions make Durango one of the best places to visit in Colorado for all types of travelers. A ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad through a canyon and the beautiful mountain landscape to the old mining town of Silverton is one of the most popular activities.