With the amazing snow conditions, Silverton Mountain employees have been skiing steep chutes and open powder fields never before skied in October. The scheduled opening date for Silverton Mountain was planned for November 23, 2006, but plans have been revised to try and open as early as possible. If the snow continues and temperatures remain cold enough to hold the snow, Silverton will open with 100% all natural snow. One good storm is all it will take at this point. Silverton Mountain is America’s highest ski area, with a peak elevation of 13,487′.
NEW for 2006-2007:
A NEW 40 Year Lease that allows additional unguided skiing- This will be the first time Silverton Mt has offered unguided skiing at the start of the winter season(formerly Silverton was restricted to offering skiing to guided groups, until April of 2006 when unguided skiing was first allowed by the BLM) and 164 Acres of NEW Ski Terrain- Silverton just added 164 acres of ultra steep expert terrain. Areas of this new terrain are nearly vertical, are loaded with cliffs, and are for the best experts only.