Full Throttle

Purgatory Resort has never been known to limit options for outdoor activities, and with Snowmobile Adventures, visitors to the mountain have a different way to explore the surrounding area. With access to more than 35,000 acres of terrain and 75 miles of groomed track, the company offers wintertime thrill-seekers an alternative to skiing, with various tours ranging from aspen forests and meadows to breath-taking vistas and even a hidden cabin. And best of all, if your legs are fried from all the recent powder, you won’t have to worry about feeling the burn – unless you forget your sunscreen.

A rare backside view of Engineer Mountain.
Taking in the scenery from the cat track.
Tour guide Dan Bechtel zips through the trees on a recent tour.
Full Throttle

Hermosa Creek running through deep snow.