Purgatory 7:15am-8:15am Vertical: 1,600 feet
Incredible! Absolutely whipped from long travels and a late night, we were greeted at Purgatory with plenty of food and knee-deep powder. Chefs welcomed us to the lift maze like visiting royalty, with big silver platters loaded with muffins, croissants, Powerbars, and disposable cameras.
Riding on skis, snowboards and snowbikes, a fleet of ski instructors took us up the Number One Spud lift to a photographer who took pictures of each of us cutting turns through thick, sugar-like snow.
When we reached the bottom, the chefs had whipped up mimosas to quench our thirsts. We fought with the idea of staying for at least one more run, but our goal to ski 24 resorts loomed and we dragged ourselves out of there.