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December 10, 2008 —
The accolades for this pioneering resort continue to come. It was rated No. 1 in steeps and No. 1 in powder in the USA by Skiing Magazine in 2003-2004, Top Ski Resort by 5280 Magazine, and the “Top Extreme Ski Experience” by the Rocky Mountain News.
With Silverton Mountain, the old saying usually holds true: “If you have to ask, you’ll never know.” Colorado’s newest resort is expert-only, and has created quite a buzz over the past few years in such circles. It is a one-lift, backcountry experience for riders dedicated to powder. If conditions are right, the available terrain can get as scary – and hairy – as a rider can handle.
Fun Fact: Silverton also works in conjunction with El Diablo Snow Cat Tours
Average annual snowfall: 400+
Price: $49 (unguided) $99-129 (guided)
Skiable Acres: 1819 (depends on what you can handle)
Terrain park: No
Season: Unguided Nov. 29-Jan 11 and April 3 – April 19. Guided Only skiing Jan. 15-March 29.
Terrain breakdown: 100 percent expert
Location: Silverton, in southwestern Colorado
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