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Silverton Mountain is a unique mountain experience. There is one chairlift that takes you into a high alpine environment surrounded by amazing ski lines in every direction. The terrain is entirely for the advanced and expert skier and those who enjoy adventure. Silverton Mountain operates in a one of a kind fashion in that certain times of year it provides guided only skiing with small amounts of skiers on a daily basis (similar to a cat or heli operation), and other times of year it allows unguided skiing. Avalanche gear is required to ride the lift at all times. Silverton Mountain located in Silverton, Colorado opened for business on January 19th, 2002.
If you would like to make reservations please use our online reservations system or give us a call at (970) 387-5706.
There are loads of bowls, chutes, cliffs and wonderful natural terrain features to be discovered during a visit to Silverton Mountain. It is the highest Ski Area in North America with a peak of 13,487’ and it is also the steepest with no easy way down. The mountain is left in it’s natural state with the exception of the avalanche reduction work which occurs. The chairlift unloads at the top of a beautiful cirque which provides easy hiking along a ridge to access up to 1,819 acres of snow fields. Silverton Mountain is almost always venturing into new terrain on a daily basis providing new skiing and usually new powder opportunities for weeks after the most recent snowfall. Although we cap the amount of unguided skiers to less than 475 a day, most days have less than 80 skiers on the mountain.
There are a team of ski patrollers doing avalanche reduction work for our guests. Our base lies at 10,400’ with a peak lift served elevation of 12,300’. There is hiking to 13,487’, which means with a little effort you can get around 3,000’ vertical drop. Our elevation ensures an early and long season.
Peak of elevation: 13,487’
Peak of Chair: 12,300’
Base elevation: 10,400’
Annual snowfall: 400”+
Skiable acres: 1,819. Plus 22,000+acres heli & hike to
Lift Serviced Vertical Drop: 1,900’
Hike-To & Helicopter Accessible Vertical Drop: 3,087’