Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at its 56th Annual Meeting in Denver skier visits at its now 23-member ski resorts increased 13 percent over last year’s total, which is nearly 12 percent above the five-year average. Using publicly available information, CSCUSA is projecting a new statewide record for skier visits of 13.8 million.
Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing this Saturday and Sunday. May 25 will not only mark the kickoff to summer but also the first time in resort history Purgatory has opened for skiing on the last weekend in May.
Skiing is inherently silly. As stated by Dexter Rutecki in Aspen Extreme: "We're not curing cancer here, we're sliding down a mountain with sticks on our feet."Skiing is fun. It's silly, and it's not to be taken too seriously... unless you're a member of Colorado's Ski Patrol.