Silverton Mountain Ski Area

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Silverton Mountain
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We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Silverton Mountain Ski Area.

Silverton Mountain Ski Area Overview

Silverton Mountain is an advanced-level ski area located near Silverton, Colorado. It is the highest and steepest ski area in North America operating with one chairlift. Silverton Mountain operates under a unique model, offering guided skiing during certain winter periods. At other times, it will operate normally.

 Ski Terrain

  • Beginner runs: 0%
  • Intermediate runs: 0% 
  • Advanced/Expert runs: 100%
  • Total ski runs: 69
  • Terrain Parks: 0

 Mountain Statistics

  • Summit elevation: 13,487 feet
  • Skiable area: 26,819 acre
  • Average Snowfall: 400 inch

Silverton Mountain Trail Map

Silverton Mountain Trail Map East Face
Silverton Mountain Trail Map West Face

Silverton Mountain Lift Tickets

Silverton Mountain offers 3 types of lift tickets: Day Lift Ticket, Heli Skiing, and Silverton Unguided Season Pass.

Day Lift Ticket

Silverton Mountain offers two options for their Day Lift Ticket: Guided Day Ticket and  Unguided Day Ticket.

  • Guided Day Ticket (1-4 Day): You will be accompanied by a guide in a group of around 8 people. It will involve hiking for 15-60 minutes to access the powder-filled terrain for 3-6 runs. This ticket is only available on Thursdays to Sundays. 
  • Unguided Day Ticket: This ticket for unguided skiing is only available during the spring ski period. It gives you access to the backcountry within the ski boundaries.

Heli Skiing

Silverton Mountain also offers 6 Run Heli Day skiing for their guests but minimum bookings are needed for it to operate on any given day. The price is $1,290 (excluding taxes and subject to change). 

Silverton Unguided Season Pass

There are two options for Silverton’s Season Passes:

  • Silverton Unguided Season Base Pass includes access to Silverton Mountain on Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the unguided spring ski season. 
  • Silverton Unguided Premium Pass includes the same access as the Season Base Pass plus access to partner resorts, including 2 days at Arapahoe Basin and 2 days at Monarch Mountain.

The season passes are non-refundable and non-transferable upon purchase. 

Nearest Town to Silverton Mountain

The town of Silverton is the closest town to Silverton Mountain. It is 6 miles from Silverton Mountain, approximately 15 minutes drive. The town is part of the San Juan Skyway, a scenic byway with breathtaking views, and it's near the Million Dollar Highway, one of the most beautiful drives in the USA. 

Restaurants Near Silverton Mountain

There is no on-mountain dining but there are several well-loved restaurants within a 15-minute drive of Silverton Mountain.

Coffee Bear

Enjoy the stunning San Juan Mountains view with the in-house baked goods or the delicious square burritos at the same time.

Opening Hours (subject to change): 6:30 am - 3 pm

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Golden Block Brewery

Enjoy a locally brewed craft beer with a wood-fired pizza to call it a day!

Opening Hours (subject to change): 11 am - 9 pm (Mon-Sat), 11 am - 8 pm (Sun)

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Silverton Mountain Contact Information

Address: 6226 State Hwy 110, Silverton, CO 81433, United States

Phone number: (970) 387-5706


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ski packages to Silverton Mountain Ski Area?

There are no ski vacation packages to Silverton Mountain Ski Area as it is a small local resort tailored for expert skiers. That said, there are ski vacation packages to most destination resorts in Colorado.

Do I need to bring my own Avalanche equipment?

You are required to carry Beacon, Shovel, and Prove at all times. You can bring your own or rent it at the resort. Each item can be rented separately or as a package. If you decided to bring your own, please make sure that:

  • Beacons: must be equipped with three antennas, can't be analog, and should be updated with any manufacturer-provided upgrades.
  • Shovels: should come with a handle and be made of metal
  • Probe: have a length of at least 260 cm

Can I rent ski equipment at Silverton Mountain?

Yes, you can rent ski equipment at the resort. Each item can be rented separately except boots or snowboard bindings. K2 Fat Skis and Venture Snowboard can be rented at $69 per day. K2 ski poles, Smith goggles, and Smith helmet can be rented at $30 per day.

Note, rented gear is not for backcountry and/or other operation.

Are there other ski resorts near Silverton Mountain?

Yes, there are a few other local resorts nearby. 

  • Kendall Mountain Ski Area: Kendall Mountain Ski Area is a small family-friendly resort with a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for beginners. Read more
  • Purgatory Resort: Purgatory Resort is a unique blend of tree skiing, groomers, beautiful views, and consistent dry powder. Read more
  • Telluride Ski Resort: Telluride is best known for its scenic beauty, steep and challenging terrain, and its unique, historic mining town with a vibrant cultural scene. Read more
  • Wolf Creek Ski Area: Wolf Creek Ski Area has excellent in-bounds backcountry experience and the highest average snowfall in Colorado. Read more