Imagine a place where the average total snowfall of over 400" exceeds the amount of daily visitors. Advanced and expert only riding, no groomers, no clearcut runs and a real mountain experience with plenty of adventure on tap. All thrills no frills.
December 1st - January 13th Unguided skiing.
January 17th - March 31 Guided Only Skiing
April 4 - April 14 Unguided skiing
Mid January through March
Hours: 9am-3pm Thursday - Sunday
Peak - 13,487 ft.
Base - 10,400 ft.
Vertical Rise - 1,900 ft.
TERRAIN & SERVICES -
Beginner - 0%
Intermediate - 0%
Advanced/Expert - 100%
Skiable Acres - 1,819
Number of Trails - 69
Longest Trail - 2.5 miles
Terrain Parks - 1
Total Lifts - 1
Avg Annual Snowfall - 400 inches
Avg Days of Sun Year - 250 days
P .O . Box 856
Silverton, CO 81433
Discount tickets are available in November, December and April
Riff, oh, yeah, it's sick!
Directions and distance from Denver by Car
Roughly 6.5 hours south of Denver (you can get from downtown Denver in about 6 hours if you drive very quickly), getting to Silverton is an incredibly beautiful drive. McClure Pass is fastest many times from Denver, but if it is snowing, stick to I-70 and exit in Clifton and follow signs to Delta/Montrose for the shortcut to 50/550 South.
Distance From Co. Springs
Around 6 hours
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When you make your reservations you can order lunch ahead. $10 will get you a sandwich, chips, drink and a cookie. Don’t miss Grady’s on-mountain bar for après ski entertainment.
Silverton Mountain offers courses in avalanche safety, backcountry skills, wilderness medicine, photography,
adventure writing and much more. rental Gear: A great selection of backcountry gear available at the slopeside Black Diamond Demo Center. Super Fat K2 Skis available at the mountain are the only way to go. A fleet of amazingly effective and easy to use Backcountry Access Tracker beacons can be rented at the slopeside store as well. Demo a DaKine Backpack to carry gear in style and comfort. The mountain has the basic essentials for sale. Try some Smith Turbo Fan goggles to keep it fog free during a day of face shots. Ride what the locals shred on a special Venture powder snowboard. Daycare: Available in Silverton.
Silverton Mountain is the only mountain in the U.S. made for advanced and expert skiers and boarders only. The mountain operates with a guided only season and an unguided season. There is no easy way down the mountain. The mountain contains no cut or groomed runs. Avalanche beacons, shovels and probes are required. (Numbers are limited daily.)
BrewSki Beer Festival: April 2011.
Grady’s (on mountain bar), Silverton, Brewery and the Miners Tavern.
DIRECTIONS BY CAR
Take Hwy. 550 to Silverton. In Silverton, veer left and make a sharp left by a Silverton Mountain sign below the water tower. Silverton Mountain is six miles up on the right.
DIRECTIONS BY BUS
Greyhound comes to Silverton once a day. Shuttle service is available from some Silverton Hotels and Cascade Village near Purgatory (20 miles).
DIRECTIONS BY AIR
Direct flights to Durango La Plata County Airport arrive daily from Denver on United Express, from Phoenix on America West Express, from Dallas on American Airlines, from Albuquerque on Rio Grande Air, from Houston on Continental and from Salt Lake City on Delta. All flights daily, year-round.