Skier Bypass- Purgatory Resort
       
     
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Snow Removal
       
     
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Snowcats
       
     
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EZ Creek Road Work
       
     
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Deere 772GP Motorgrader
       
     
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Skier Bypass- Purgatory Resort
       
     
Skier Bypass- Purgatory Resort

There was no 'easy way down' for skiers at the bottom of the new Chair 8 at Purgatory Resort. AJ Construction was contracted to install a switch-back road cut adjacent to the expert ski terrain, allowing beginners access to the bottom of the lift.

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Snow Removal
       
     
Snow Removal

The white stuff piles up at 8,800ft above sea level. For homeowners North of Durango, Colorado paying for snowplow service is as regular as paying for electricity. 

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Snowcats
       
     
Snowcats

Up all night for your pleasure. The snowcat operators at Purgatory Resort start their shift at sunset and work into the night to groom the slopes.  

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EZ Creek Road Work
       
     
EZ Creek Road Work

The EZ Creek drainage is part of the Purgatory Snowcat skiing terrain. Every year the road into the drainage must be built utilizing the cable assist of the winch cat. In the summer there is a 20ft waterfall where the road goes. 

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Deere 772GP Motorgrader

That there's a purdy tractor!

East Fork Hermosa Fish Habitat
       
     
East Fork Hermosa Fish Habitat

The US Forest Service has a long term project with the goal of eliminating non-native brown trout from the upper waters of Hermosa Creek. The goal is to promote populations of native cut-throats in these waters. 

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East Fork Hermosa Fish Habitat

AJ Construction was contracted by the USFS to rehab sections of stream with erosion problems. The rocks used in this section served to prevent the bank from eroding during peak flow and drop structures created deep pools with higher concentrations of oxygen in the water.

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East Fork Hermosa Fish Habitat