Winter is here with fresh snow on Sunday, 9-24-17 at Silverton Mountain, Colorado! The most recent low pressure system dropped enough snow on the slopes for some very eager Silverton Mountain ski and snowboard patrollers to get the first turns of the season. The patrollers could not resist the opportunity to ride the chairlift today to make some turns on the upper mountain as they celebrated the start of the season at Silverton Mountain. The base is still building and coverage a little spotty, but the fun factor was off the charts as the first lift served turns of the Colorado 2017/18 ski season were made today on at Colorado’s highest elevation ski area.
The official start of the ski season is slated for December but if the snow keeps up at this pace that date could be pushed up. Silverton Mountain is the highest ski area in North America with a peak of 13,487’ and providing skiing and snowboarding on all natural snow as early as August in previous years.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE the photos are real. Don’t forget to reserve a spot for this winter.