About Silverton Mountain
Silverton is the only ski resort of its kind in Colorado. Riders are required to have proper avalanche gear: beacon, probe pole, shovel, and a Colorado hiking pass. Only one two-person lift exists at Silverton and all the terrain is expert, double-black diamond.
The pitches start at 30° (your steepest piste at any resort in Colorado) and the angels get as vertical as 55°. After you reach the top of the lift you can traverse and hike to more terrain and bowls.
Since most of the runs are down avalanche chutes, the amount of open terrains changes depending on snow conditions. Safety is first priority at Silverton. No matter where you go, you are going to get some powder.
There's no mountain village at Silverton. There is an old school bus that acts as a rental shop and a tent that acts as a lodge. Nearby Silverton, CO (15 minutes) offers lodging, dining, and everything you would need when on a ski trip in what feels like the middle of nowhere.
Silverton is an old mining town with wide streets and lots of history.
Reasons to Go:
Steepest terrain in the state; Deep powder and fresh lines.
MTgnar Rating: 5 out of 5
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Silverton Mountain Info
Base Elevation: 10400 feet/3162 meters
Summit Elevation: 13487 feet/4101 meters
Annual Snowfall: 400.0 inches/1016 cm
Ski Area: 1819 acres
Hours of Operation: 9am-4pm, Thurs-Sun
Season: early December - early April
Number of Lifts: 1
Types of Lifts: 1 Double Chair
PO Box 856
Silverton, CO, 81433
Main Phone Number: 970-387-5706
Closest Airport: Durango/La Planta County DRO
Miles from Denver: 359
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Downtown Hotel in Silverton, Colorado.
Steep ridgelines at Silverton Mountain.
Big rock jump at Silverton, Mountain
The town of the Silverton, Colorado view from Ski Kendall.
Heading down a chute at Silverton, Mountain.