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6226 Highway 110A
Silverton, CO 81433
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Overview by Erinn Morgan

The name evokes reverence among even the most extreme shredders. Silverton Mountain, with its legendary powder, steeps, and rocky chutes, is a proving ground for the most experienced skiers and snowboarders. "Even top pros have gotten scared up on the mountain," says Jen Brill, Silverton's co-owner. "But that's refreshing if it's been a while since you scared yourself." Enough said.

All skiers and boarders are required to have avalanche gear (beacon, probe, and shovel) to get on the lift (avalanche training not required)—another good indicator of the nature of this place. Silverton boasts one-of-a-kind, ungroomed, lift-accessed, backcountry skiing, topped off with equal parts glory and danger. Want proof? They've only got one lift. At first blush, this modest stat reads like a typo, but this singular two-person chair loads up at the 10,400-foot base and deposits skiers at a heart-pounding 12,300 feet. The superlatives tell it all: Silverton is the highest ski area in North America; it is also steeper and has more expert terrain than any other.

Those willing to huff it up to Storm Peak at 13,487 feet will get what they pay for—a panorama of Colorado's spectacular 14,000-foot San Juan Mountains and a 3,000-foot vertical descent blasting down through plentiful off-piste powder. Skiing at Silverton can happen straight off the lift, but hiking the area's plethora of ridgelines accesses untold amounts of untracked lines—and really that's what Silverton is all about.

Silverton offers both guided and unguided skiing, depending on the time of year. Since its inception in 2002, it has operated with guided-only skiing (reservations

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Price
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Average Snowfall
400 Inches
Skiable Acreage
1819
Vertical Drop
1900 feet
Terrain:
30% advanced, 70% expert
Number of Runs
69
Number of Lifts
1
Season
November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Silverton Mountain

Current Conditions:
Fair, 33 F
Forecast:
Thu - Clear. High: 62 Low: 31
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 72 Low: 45
Sat - PM Showers/Wind. High: 58 Low: 29
Sun - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 53 Low: 32
Mon - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 54 Low: 29


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Last Updated: April 15 2014 06:01 PM


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