Silverton is one of those special places that always seems to exceed expectations and where it snows even when it’s sunny.  Opening day Saturday was one of those that you remember for a long while.   With not much snow for the last month, we were just anxious to ski some steeps, even if it sucked.  Well, it didn’t.  Silverton has some of the best terrain in the country and 99% of it was open.  It was top 3 for best opening days in history according to the ski area.  We had a great crew, amazing vibe, sun, dumping snow, big lines and tight trees.  We rode fresh pow late into the afternoon and then had the fortune of running into an old timer with a 62′ snowcat who asked if we needed a lift to a zone opposite the resort.  The free cat ride into an amazing spot capped off the best ski area opening day I’ve ever experienced.  More to come on the 62′ cat adventure…  What a great scene down there, can’t wait to return.

 

Sexy Silvy

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9 Comments

  1. Snowskier24 says:

    Such a great pow day – I dont know why it snows so much there but I like it

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  2. Tom says:

    Sick video!!

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  3. Jared Vincent says:

    Awesome video guys!

    Wish I could have been there with ya…

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  4. BH says:

    My favorite place I’ve never been…

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  5. Colin Farrell says:

    Pow-dahhhhh! Oh how I miss thee… Great post Brian.

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  6. Silvertonslim says:

    Howdy there…I’m the old coot that owns BALTO the snocat….did skin up to the shack and spent a fine nite in light snow…good thing the shack has a woodstove….and Jack Daniels don’t freeze til -70 deg…..please send any photos / videos you lads took to me at [email protected]…chris 970.799.0297

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  7. Brian Horton says:

    Ya Silverton Slim, I’m psyched to see you found the site. Thanks again for taking us up in BALTO. That is a special machine and made for quite the adventure. I’d like to post some more of that footage after I send it over to you. Keep rippin’ those stashes Slim

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  8. Andrew Whiteford says:

    That looks f’n fantastic. Can’t wait to get out there some day.

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  9. Tram says:

    Great place to ski! Bought back memories of my 2 days there in 08′. If you havn’t skied silverton then you havn’t skied colorado.

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