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Events & Education

2016-2017 Event & Education Schedule

Email info@silvertonmountain.com or call (970) 387-5706 for info about these events and more.

Bootpacking – December 31st, 2016 & January 1st, 2017

Ready to join the 81433 Bootpackers Union & earn those turns?

Bootpacking is a rite of passage for every skier or snowboarder looking to get as many turns as possible in exchange for some fun work. Come to Silverton Mountain during our opening weekend December 31 and January 1st, check in at the tent by 9:00am sharp, and get ready to stomp some snow! In return for a full day of volunteer bootpacking, we’ll give you a coupon for one day of Unguided Skiing/Snowboarding during our Unguided Season.

For more info on Bootpacking, send us an email or give the office a call at (970)387-5706.

New Years Bash! – December 30th – January 1st, 2016/2017

Just when you thought the best opening weekend in Colorado couldn’t get any better, Silverton Mountain is throwing down for a rowdy evening to ring in 2017. We’ll have packages with guided skiing and lodging at the newly-renovated Grand Imperial Hotel. Reservations for the guided skiing all weekend will go quick, make your reservations here! More info on guided skiing and lodging packages are on the reservation page.

College Day – January 8th, 2017

College students 2 for 1 Guided Skiing! Call (970)387-5706 to make reservations.

MLK Big Mountain Weekend – January 13th – 15th, 2017

Join Silverton Mountain for a weekend away from crowds and meeting like-minded snow riders for a long weekend on the steepest terrain in the state of Colorado.

From January 13 through 15, skiers and snowboarders will be treated to two days of guided riding (January 14 and 15) with professional ski guides, lunch on both days, fun ski swag, complimentary drink coupons at the welcome reception on January 13, a big party in town and two après-ski parties at the Silverton yurt. Make your reservations here and don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend!

Exclusive Day for Season Passholders – March 30th, 2017

We’ll be spinning the POWDER Lift for unguided skiing for 2016/2017 Season Pass Holders only. This includes the Solid Gold Pass, the Unguided Season Pass, and the Kids Pass. Quantities of these passes are limited, get yours today or you’ll miss out!

Clauson Classic – April 2nd, 2017

The Clauson Classic, a classic Silverton Mountain endurance race – Clauson style! See how many laps you can hike up the ridge while honoring late ski patroller and Silverton Mountain team member John Clauson and raising funds for First Descents cancer survivor camps. Sign up for this year’s event here!

15th Annual Brewski – April 2nd, 2017

Join us for a full day of skiing at Silverton Mountain and an afternoon of beer tasting with Colorado’s finest microbreweries. Breweries in the past have included Avalanche Brewing, Steamworks, Carver, Ska, and Elevation. Read more about the event here!

Admission includes a Silverton Mug* and Drink Tickets.

Theme: Thrift Store Prom

*while supplies last

Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains – April 7th – 9th, 2017

Silverton Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains is quickly becoming a must do for women in the outdoor and snow sports industries to rendezvous for phenomenal expert-only skiing, networking, inspiration and education.

This annual meeting in the mountains is a weekend packed with skiing or riding steeps, participating in educational and inspirational presentations from some of the most well respected women in the industry.

Packages will be offered for 2 days of skiing/snowboarding and 2 nights lodging. All packages include TWO Silverton Mountain Grady’s Bar drink tickets as well as FREE admission to our speakers and Brewski event.

Click here to sign up today!  More info about this years event is available on our News & Blog page.

Closing Day – April 9th, 2017

Last day of the season!

Educational Events 2018

Practical Protocols for Snow Professionals

Steep Life Workshop

Dates for 2018 TBA

Traditional Avalanche and Ski Guide Training has been focused on snow science and snowpit-based methodology, but this leaves out many important practical protocol techniques. In this workshop industry leaders will share the techniques and thought processes they have developed and used in the field. With more than 60+ years of combined experience, this team has spent a lot of time innovating in the mountains, and has gained experiences and insights that are essential for ski/snowboard guides, ski patrol and aspiring professionals. Anyone that accesses mountains from the top down or spends time in avalanche terrain can benefit from this cutting edge workshop offered at Silverton Mountain.

By attending the workshop attendees will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how to read mountains
  • Learn to skillfully recognize hazards
  • Develop a thought process for working larger lines in steeper terrain

The Training Workshop is useful for anyone currently working in avalanche terrain, but is most helpful for Professional Ski Patrollers and Professional Ski/Snowboard Guides working in mid or high alpine terrain.

Attendees should have an existing Level 2 Avalanche or equivalent, professional patrol or ski/board guiding experience, or be an aspiring professional with industry experience.

Pricing TBA


To book your spot for this exciting training opportunity or find out additional information please contact info@silvertonmountain.com

We look forward to an exciting and educational time with you in the steeps!