Skiers who like to make a difference while they schuss down Lower Hades will enjoy Locals Benefit Days, when Purgatory Resort offers discounted tickets and gives a portion of the day’s proceeds to selected nonprofits.
The first Locals Day is Sunday, with the remainder taking place Jan. 10, Feb. 21 and March 20. The selected charities this year include the Be For the Recreational and Artistic Needs of Kids Foundation, Heart Safe La Plata, La Plata Family Centers Coalition and Trails 2000.
To participate, skiers need to download a coupon at www.purgatoryresort.com under the events calendar. A Locals Benefit Day Punch Pass is also available at the Purgatory Office in Bodo Industrial Park or at the area’s Ticket Office for $125, less than $32 per day.
Six local purveyors of outdoor gear will offer unlimited equipment demos for $10 on all four Benefit Days.