I was fortunate enough to get invited along on a trip with some cool fellas to Silverton, Colorado two weeks ago. The skiing in Silverton is fully legit and the snow conditions were better than what we had going on in Utah at the time. We did two days of guided skiing and paid for three heli drops. I would recommend heading down to Silverton to anyone who is stuck in a place where it is not snowing this season.

The guided skiing was pretty good. We got to poke around on some steep terrain in the trees, but the snowpack was still fairly thin which limited some of our options. Our guide Jeremy Yanko was the absolute man.  In the future however, I will go later in the season when you can go un-guided just to get more runs in a day. I think a strong skier with basic backcountry knowledge would have no problem staying safe at Silverton during the un-guided season.

The really sick part of this trip was flying around in a helicopter. You can add heli drops for about $150 per drop and they are worth every penny. The Silverton Mountain Guides bird is brand new and their pilot gives you a hell of a good ride to the top of the surrounding peaks and ridges. Flying over huge peaks sideways at over 100 MPH is something I would like to do a lot more of in the near future, plus it beats the sh!t out of hiking. Check out their website if you want to make a cool trip happen.

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11 Comments

  1. Bri says:

    Nice one dude, love Silvy

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  2. HatinHayter says:

    Buncha gapes farmin out mellow pow. Wheres the gnar?

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  3. Suckers! says:

    You guys paid a lot of money to ski mellow, tracked out pow lines. Wow! And when you didn’t have to cross tracks the fresh, virgin snow you did ski was so boring, it allowed for no creativity. Maybe hike that shit for free in your own backyard but so not worth it, unless you are a total fucking retard.

    It’s all relative though and at least your group was stoked with what you got. That’s all that matters. I would have upgraded to a whole day of heli drops. They will take you out way further and if your group can ski you can get into way better lines.

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    • Daryn Edmunds says:

      I would have upgraded too if I wanted to spend an extra $600 per day. The skiing was drastically better than anything we have had in Utah so far this year, so the stoke was high for me. The other guys I was with were weekend warriors, so the thin snowpack and rockiness kept us away from the GNAR for the most part.

      Sorry if I bored you while you were sitting at home on our computer. Next time I am out doing awesome stuff I will try to remember how tough the couch potato critics are. Have a good one and thanks for watching.

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  4. Kyler says:

    In case you guys haven’t noticed, the snow pack this season is weak. I’m guessing you haven’t seen that almost all the Avy fatalities this year have been in the steep gnarly terrain. I feel sorry for your families that you don’t value your life.

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  5. skier666 says:

    Here’s some GNAR Couloir footage from January in pretty shit conditions…:-)

    https://vimeo.com/35390433

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  6. clayton bigsby says:

    Silverton seems like the land of the gapes.

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  7. Icontact says:

    Let me guess… All u haters are a bunch of Utah locals….the ipitome of gapes, long tees, and snow-bros?? Get a life dorks and stop hating on having a good time in a place you’ve never been! Who uses the word “gapes” anyway….right…Utah nerds!!!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Daryn -

    Cool video man. Great job editing what little footage you had to work with. And for you haters…I don’t see you doing anything. Try being stoked for the dude that’s authoring this site and bringing you different shit. Oh, and Clayton, you must be PRO…right?

    Thanks again Daryn!!

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