Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

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Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

Ski mountain north of Durango says it has plenty of water

Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

Josh Hamill, slopes manager at Purgatory Resort, checks the quality of snow being made last week on the mountain. The ski resort started making snow Oct. 14, about a week or two sooner than usual thanks to cold temperatures.

Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

Employees at Purgatory Resort start a snow-making machine Oct. 16. The ski area says it has plenty of water this year to do snowmaking.

Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

A Purgatory Resort snowmaker checks the quality of snow being made.

Drought won’t stop snowmaking at Purgatory Resort

A pump house midway up the slopes at Purgatory Resort helps carry water from the ponds below the resort to the snowmaking machines.
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