COVID and the 21/22 Season

  At Silverton Mountain you will be required to wear a mask in a few settings.  Heli skiing requires a double layer mask system. We will provide a surgical mask to be worn under your personal face mask for a two layer protection system.

In order to enter the base tent you will also need to wear a mask.

If you are feeling ill, or have any cold/flu symptoms we ask you to stay home.  Our COVID policy is to not allow employees or guests participate if they exhibit any cold/flu symptoms. Of course if you are COVID positive but symptom free, you also need to refrain from coming to Silverton.

We are using Smartwaiver online system so that all participants can have a touchless check in process. Your confirmation email with the Smartwaiver link needs to be shared with everyone in your party in advance to ensure that these are completed no later than 4pm the day prior to your reservation.

The shuttles will continue to operate at reduced capacity.   We are asking that guests move to the back of the bus to keep separation from the guides working forward.

Initially we will not be serving alcohol at the mountain this season during scheduled ski dates. We highly encourage groups looking for après to head to town and visit one of the many restaurants and breweries who are eager to hear about your epic day at the mountain.

We are still able to offer a delicious lunch and have pre- packaged snacks and bottled non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Please consider ordering your lunch online ahead of time when you book your tickets, or at check-in when you pick up your ticket for the day. We still do not have running water, so please bring a full water bottle to start the day, and either plan on buying water or have a backup bottle in your vehicle.

In order to streamline your check-in process, please reserve all of your equipment needs ahead of time.   If you are renting gear, plan on arriving for check in on the early side, so there is time to get you the equipment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Coming to Silverton for Unguided? WATCH THIS!

BIG Early September Snow Storm in Silverton, CO!

First ski turns of the season September 9th, 2020 after a early winter storm nails Colorado.

September 9, 2020…. At Silverton Mountain snow is always possible any time of year with peaks as high as 13,500’, but fresh powder feels extra special in September!  The Silverton Ski Patrol was out “inspecting” the snow conditions after a large winter storm dropped plenty of deep powder on the slopes.  Fresh powder turns and smiles were in abundance as the ski patrol made the first ski turns of the 2020-21.

After a premature ending to last ski season due to covid, skiers and snowboarders are extra eager to open the 2020-21 ski season.  Silverton Mountain is optimistic for an early opening for 2020-21.  This isn’t the first time Silverton Mountain has received large early snow, with powder falling as early as August in previous years.  It looks like 2020-21 is off to a great start!

Confessions from a backcountry skier: I like to ride the heli!

Silence. Snow softly falling dampens the sound of the forest, save the slight squeaking of my boots and old bindings as my skis plow slowly uphill through a foot of fresh powder. The uphill struggle is a huge part of why I love earning my turns backcountry skiing. Are the turns actually better when you earn them? Some may argue that they, indeed, are. In the past, I have considered myself one of those people.

Snow flies as the heli takes off from the ridge top, as we get higher the views open up and I am granted a birds eye view of the incredible terrain that I usually see from the ground. WOAH, I’ve never even noticed that that line goes! And the snow looks DEEP across the valley. I wouldn’t normally have considered these lines on a day like today. In the backcountry, the avalanche danger is rated as Considerable above and near treeline. I certainly wouldn’t have ventured out into steep, tight couloirs with this much fresh snow.

When the heli leaves us on the exposed ridge it’s a bit of a shock. I’m not used to just being dropped into exposure. It’s a different feeling than spending the whole morning working into more and more exposed terrain. My heart is definitely pumping. Wait, I can hear my heart beating? It’s totally silent now, just like the backcountry. Quietly, our guide tells us about the season-long avalanche mitigation work they have been doing on these chutes. From skier compaction and explosives, they don’t rate the risk at considerable here. You mean I get to ski THAT, TODAY?

We ski one at a time. Leaving fresh powder for the others in our group. Dropping into the steep powder I recognize that the snow feels more stable. My guide is watching from a cut out in the couloir, should something go wrong I know he has my back. Nothing goes wrong though. Each turn throws snow over my shoulder and into my face. My hair is collecting snow. If I had a beard, it would certainly be plastered in white. I get to the bottom of the line to my new friends whooping and hollering. It’s epic today. We ski the rest of the way down to the helicopter together. Already tired and satisfied. But it’s time to load back up for 5 more runs, it’s only getting better.

By the end of the day, my legs are somehow burning even more than a typical day in the backcountry. I have some new friends to grab an après drink with in the tent, and I’ve taken 5x more turns than I typically have time and energy for.

I’ll never stop loving earning my turns, but I am definitely a Heli Ski convert. 100% worth it at least one day a season. 11/10 would do again.

-RL, Heli Convert

Options for Skiing on Sold Out Dates

INSIDER TIP…you can still reserve 3 Run Heli, or 6 Run Heli, even on days we are sold out. We offer an Early Morning Heli option on days we are sold out as a courtesy to guests who want to ski on sold out dates.  3 Run Heli gets you up over the ridge and outside the ski area into the amazing Zone 7!

BEFORE YOU CALL, try the online booking system to see what guided dates may still be available (if trying to go guided). Second step is to try the 6 Run Heli online booking system to see if 6 Run heli may still be available (as the 6 Run Heli calendar is separate from the guided calendar). Step Three, if none of the dates you want are available, contact us and we can still get you in as a courtesy via early morning 3 Run Heli or 6 Run Heli. You can still piece together a weekend trip by combining heli days and guided days to make for fantastic weekend.

College Promo Returns for Jan 3-6, 2019

$99 Guided Tickets for College Students Jan 3-6, 2019

BOOK TODAY for our best deal all season!

Yes! Our favorite college student promo has returned for the second year running, giving college students the opportunity to come out to ski & snowboard at Silverton Mountain for a huge discount. Exclusively for you hard-working students out there, this promo weekend offers $99 guided lift tickets (~45% off), deals on avalanche safety equipment, rentals and more! There is really no better reason to make it out to Silverton Mountain at the end of your holiday break and start 2019 with a snowy adventure.

Looking for the ultimate study break to start your semester off right? Assemble the squad and enjoy some steep & deep. Our recent storm totals have the mountain looking prime already. Your work hard, so why not play hard?

All participants must fill out the attached form (below) and send us a picture of your valid student ID. Walk ins are welcome, but are subject to limited availability during guided season. Reservations are highly recommended. Questions? Give us at shout in the office at (970) 387-5706 or email us at office@silvertonmountain.com.

See you in January!


  1. Download the PDF below and fill it out with your requested dates
  2. Email the completed PDF and a pic of your valid student ID to office@silvertonmountain.com
  3. Your reservation is NOT complete until you receive a confirmation email from our staff
  4. Come out at claim your freshies at Silverton Mountain!

El Niño brings November Pow to Silverton Mountain

Steady October snowstorms and cold temps have blanketed Silverton Mountain in an early indicator of what looks like a strong El Niño 2018-19 winter! El Niño typically pounds the southwest with huge storms and several El Niño winters have dumped record snowfall, so the 2018-19 season could be a good one. So far this season Silverton Mountain has seen 246% of average snowfall for October! What’s more- Silverton will be open with single run and 6 run heli skiing/boarding starting November 24th this year. The lift fires up on 12/27, but the chairlift is available for rent* also starting on 11/24. There’s no better way to get your ski legs ready than to break out your gear for some holiday heli laps.

Request your heli reservation TODAY by emailing the office with your group size, preferred dates, and contact information.

And in light of the increasingly awesome conditions at Silverton Mountain, both chairlift accessed and heli skiing spaces are filling at a record pace this year. Be sure to grab one of the prime dates for 2018/19 while you can.


Interested in renting the chairlift before the official opening in December?

You can do it for as little as $9,900 per day.

Private Mountain rental is a unique and exciting venue choice for charity fundraisers, photo shoots, product testing/R&D, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or corporate events. If you bring 40 people that’s only $250 a person to have exclusive access to the Silverton guided chairlift terrain.

The pricing varies depending on the time of season, day of the week, and how many people you have. Rates are normally based on a max of 40 people, but requests for larger groups can be accommodated. Private mountain rental is available starting 11/24 of each season which makes it a great option for your company holiday party.

From 12/27 -4/14 private mountain rentals are normally limited to Mon-Weds (Thurs-Sun if you book well in advance). Prior to 12/27 and after 4/14 the mountain can be available 7 days a week. The private mountain is most commonly rented for charity/non-profit fundraisers and a great way to give and have a great day at the same time!

Buy Three Guided Days- Your Fourth is Free!

Maximize your weekend getaway with the offer from Silverton Mountain for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

There is no better discount on guided skiing this year, and the deadline to book is October 15, so don’t delay!

Register today to reserve four consecutive guided days at Silverton Mountain and the Sunday is on us!

Simply fill out the attached PDF and email it to office@silvertonmountain.com

$39 Heli Skiing at Silverton and 42 FREE Days with $149 Season Pass Deal!

$149 Season Pass Includes $39 Heli Skiing, Private Mountain Day, and 42 FREE days to partner resorts!

June 28, 2018…. In what must be the best deal ever in Skiing, Silverton Mountain is now offering $39 Heli Skiing, an exclusive Private Mountain Day, and 42 FREE DAYS with its Season Passes! Silverton Mountain is rolling out a big expansion to its $149 Unguided Season Passholders for 2018/19.   The upcoming spring unguided season at Silverton Mountain will now begin at its earliest time ever on March 21, 2019 and run Thursday-Sunday through April 14, 2019. That is a 166% increase in available ski days to the unguided season and yet the early bird Spring Unguided Pass price remains unchanged at only $149.

The $149 Spring Unguided Season Pass (early bird purchase price) includes the spring unguided season at Silverton Mountain, plus an exclusive private mountain day on March 20th, a $39 heli drop, 42 Free Days at partner resorts across the US, $89 guided Skiing*, and discounts on premium draft beers throughout the season. Partner resorts include some of the best “core” ski areas, as the corporate ski industry landscape continues to homogenize by the day.

On Wednesday, March 20th, season passholders will have exclusive private access to the mountain for a day of Skiing before opening the unguided season to the public beginning on March 21st. Silverton Mountain will be open Thurs-Sun (including Monday, Presidents Day) during the entire guided and unguided season.   Silverton Mountain is slated to open with heli skiing available November 24, 2018.  Guided season will begin December 27, 2018 and Unguided season starts March 21, 2019.

Only a very limited number of early bird $149 Unguided Season Passes will be sold for the 2018-19 season.  Until September 15th (or when the very limited supplies run out), you can purchase your Unguided Pass for only $149 (regular price $499).  * $89 guided skiing discounts are on standby basis.

BUY NOW.  Early bird priced Season Passes always sell out very quickly and only a limited amount will be available.

Participating Resorts

As of today’s date, the following resorts will have a reciprocal season pass program with Silverton Mountain offering 3 days at their resort for Silverton Mountain passholders:

  • Snow King Mountain, WY
  • Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT
  • Red Lodge Mountain, MT
  • Eaglecrest, AK
  • Homewood Mountain Resort, CA
  • Sundance Mountain Resort, UT
  • Monarch Mountain, CO
  • Powderhorn, CO
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort, CO
  • Mission Ridge, WA
  • Brundage Mountain, ID
  • Mt. Bohemia, MI           *New 2018-9
  • Mad River Glen, VT      *New 2018-9
  • Mt. Baldy CA                 *New 2018-9

Silverton Mountain, located in Southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains became the first mountain to cater exclusively to advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders in 2001.  The mountain has received numerous awards for leading the industry in steeps and powder snow. The ski area offers unique adventure Skiing/snowboarding including guided and unguided Skiing in Colorado, along with helicopter Skiing opportunities. www.silvertonmountain.com

10/10/2018 Edit: Pass has now risen to $249 tier after lengthy period of early-bird pricing.

Best. Study Break. Ever


$99* Guided Tickets, March 8-25, 2018 Thursdays – Sundays for College Students

Starting March 8, Silverton Mountain is offering college students the biggest discount of the winter on guided skiing and snowboarding. Grab your A Team and come out to Silverton Mountain this March to take advantage of recent snowfall and steeps. The winter may have started slow but February brought powdery storms every week. Silverton has had a glorious refresh and there is plenty of soft fluffy snow. It’s time to break out the powder boards and let it rip, and there’s no better place for an epic weekend than Silverton Mountain! In addition to $99 guided skiing, we are extending discounts on avalanche safety equipment rentals & après beers at Grady’s Bar as well.

You work hard, so come out to Silverton Mountain and play hard during your spring break.

All participants must fill out the attached form (below) and send us a picture of your valid student ID. Walk ins are welcome, but are subject to limited availability during guided season. Reservations are highly recommended. Questions? Give us at shout in the office at (970) 387-5706 or email us at info@silvertonmountain.com.

Happy Pow Hunting!

*Limited Quantities Available, Taxes & Fees Apply