Silverton Mountain Ski Area has been designed for the pure powder hound, and back country ski enthusiast in mind. With only one lift taking you to the top, this is a hard core, no frills, adventure seeker experience. You should be skilled in back country skiing, know how to use a beacon, shovel, and probe – and have the correct mindset to handle the extreme conditions.
There are a variety of ways to experience the mountain from unguided skiing, guided tours, and even heli-skiing to get you up and down with style and speed. Also, you can even rent out the entire mountain for your own private session if that’s more your style / or you want to really impress your friends!
You can certainly try out Silverton while staying and skiing at Telluride, with 2 hour journey each way. Also, there is some limited accommodations and food service if you’re looking for the full on rugged mountain experience.
We certainly recommend that you start with a guided tour to kick off your addiction to this incredible, one of a kind ski resort experience.