Opening Day Last Year
Silverton has taken a giant step to please powder enthusiasts by extending operations to 7 days from December 15th-30th (with the exception of xmas day). They will also be open President’s Day 2013. This is great for the non-guided passholder and will certainly be good for the area as well. The snow can be at is deepest in Silvy in December and the Unofficial Telluride crew will be sure to get down there more. So is this the first step to 7 day ops at Silverton?
Silverton’s Press Release:
December in Silverton can be unreal. No holiday crowds and big dumps make it one of the best times of the season. With extra December dates added it has more unguided skiing/boarding options than ever before. December usually has fantastic snow and has been one of the snowiest months at the mountain. In fact the all time monthly snowfall record was set in December with over 200” in a single month. One year there was so much snow on opening day we were unable to open as the County snow plows could not make it up the road.
Local TIP: Silverton does not need a big base to be really fun. The alpine terrain has a tundra base so bottomless powder is had very early in the season. The woods take a little longer but still fill in rapidly. There is usually more expert terrain open at Silverton than anywhere else in the US in December regardless of what type of snow year it is (was 100% open in Dec 2011 for instance).
Guided reservations are starting to fill up. Your favorite guides look forward to sharing an incredible day with you. The reservations are coming in steadily for the more popular dates but there is still availability for all dates at this time.
The increase in lift capacity from 2010 really eliminated the occasional morning wait. People come to Silverton to ski lines, not wait in them so we mounted up more chairs on the lift for you.