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!

Powder Skiing and Snowboarding October 8 at Silverton Mountain!!

Winter is here with great snow at Silverton Mountain, Colorado this week!  The most recent winter storm over the past few days continues to dump snow on the high elevation slopes and some excited Silverton Mountain ski and snowboard patrollers made the first turns of the ski season.  As the patrollers rode up the chairlift today they were surprised to find such great conditions and celebrated the start of winter season at Silverton Mountain.  The fun factor was off the charts as the first lift served turns of the Colorado 2018/19 ski season were made at Colorado’s highest elevation ski area. 

Snow is in the forecast the next 4 days which may allow Silverton Mountain to open some upper mountain terrain in the coming days. Silverton Mountain is the highest ski area in North America with a peak elevation of 13,487’ and also provides heli skiing on adjacent terrain up to 13,552 feet high.  This uniquely allows Silverton Mountain to provide skiing and snowboarding on all natural snow as early as August in previous years.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE, this is not photoshop, the photos are from Monday, October 8, 2018.

For the first time ever Silverton Mountain will open for heli skiing starting in November 24, 2018 reservations required. The chairlift is slated to open 12/27/2018 but that could change.

Spend New Year’s at Silverton Mountain

Ring in 2017 with some of the steepest and deepest riding in the great State of Colorado!  Our opening weekend starts on December 29, meaning the mountain’s snow will be pristine until you make your mark.  New Year’s at Silverton Mountain is an opportunity to explore our vast terrain through a guided ski and snowboard experience. From December 30, 2016 through January 1, 2017, skiers will be treated to three days of guided skiing with professional guides, great lunches, fun swag, complimentary après drinks, a fantastic BBQ Rib buffet dinner and live music by Farmington Hill at the Grand Imperial Hotel. This will be a New Year’s party you won’t forget.

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Get your squad ready for 2017!

Whether you’re new to backcountry-style terrain or a veteran who wants to shred the gnar, there’ll be a group for you—and the chance to challenge and develop your big mountain skills in the beautiful San Juan mountains. You’ll practice skills such as avalanche safety equipment use, proper route finding, terrain and snow selection, and ski and hike at high elevation (you’ll be skiing between 10,000 and 13,400 feet). Guests will ski and ride with mountain professionals who intimately know the terrain at Silverton and can find the best snow during your visit.

The Gear:

No avalanche safety gear? No problem. Silverton Mountain offers packs with BCA beacons, K2 probes and K2 shovels. Guests will have the opportunity to demo the latest K2 skis, including models from the Pinnacle series and the women’s Luv Boat 105 and Remedy 112. We’ll also have brand new snowboards available from Venture Snowboards.

The Après:

Off-slope activities abound including a Welcome Kickoff event on Thursday, December 29th, followed by a dinner party at The Eureka Station on Friday evening, plus time to explore the authentic, historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado.

On the final night of 2016, The Grand Imperial is putting on a big event with a massive buffet style, BBQ rib dinner and local favorite Farmington Hill will be putting on a rockin’ concert all night long. Boogie down and spend the first hours of 2017 with us!

On top of this, we’ll have drink tickets available for Grady’s Bar at Silverton Mountain. There is no better way to spend time reflecting on the day in one of the most iconic bars in the ski world at the base of Silverton Mountain.

The Schedule:

Thursday, December 29

  • Check in to lodging (after 3:00 p.m.) at the Grand Imperial Hotel.
  • Kickoff Welcome Event (7:30-9:00 p.m.) at the Miner’s Building (1069 Green Street) in downtown Silverton. Includes beer, wine, light snacks as well as guide introduction, snow safety briefing, demo/rental equipment pickup and more.

Friday, December 30

  • Guided skiing at Silverton (9:00 to 3:00). Arrive at the base area at 8:30 to boot up and meet your guide. Lunch before will be delivered from the Kendall Mountain Cafe.
  • Après party in the Silverton Yurt (3:00 p.m.) with complimentary beer coupons.
  • Pastie Party at The Eureka Station (6:30 p.m.) Guests receive two drink coupons, hearty appetizers, dinner, raffle tickets and more.

Saturday, December 31

  • Guided skiing at Silverton (9:00 to 3:00). Arrive at the base area at 8:30 to boot up and meet your guide and receive your brown bag lunch.
  • Après ski party in the Silverton Yurt (3:00 p.m.) Complimentary beer coupons, swag, plus awards to celebrate your big mountain weekend.
  • Buffet-style dinner at The Grand Imperial Restaurant (7:00 p.m.) followed by live entertainment from Farmington Hill to ring in 2017

Sunday, January 1

  • Guided skiing at Silverton (9:00 to 3:00). Arrive at the base area at 8:30 to boot up and meet your guide and receive your brown bag lunch.
  • Après ski party in the Silverton Yurt (3:00 p.m.) Complimentary beer coupons, swag, plus awards to celebrate your big mountain weekend.

Make your reservations today and we’ll see you in 2017!