17/18 Unguided Season Pass With Massive Perks

$149 Pass Includes Exclusive Private Day at Silverton Mountain and Up to 18 Days of Free Skiing at Core Ski Areas Across the USA

As Silverton Mountain begins its 16th year, it comes with the announcement of huge new benefits for Season Pass holders.  Silverton Mountain has teamed up with 10 of our favorite resorts to give you up to 32 days of free skiing during the 2017-18 ski season!  The new resort partners include Powder Mountain (UT), Red Lodge Mountain (MT), Homewood Mountain Resort (CA), Snow King Mountain (WY), Sunlight Mountain Resort (CO), Powderhorn Mountain Resort (CO), Monarch Mountain (CO), Sundance Mountain Resort (UT), Mission Ridge (WA), and Eaglecrest (AK).

The $149 Spring Unguided Season Pass (early bird purchase price) includes the Spring Unguided Season, plus an exclusive private day at Silverton Mountain on March 29th, along with ½ price Heli skiing*, $89 guided skiing* and discounts on premium draft beers throughout the season.

The $499 Solid Gold Pass (early bird purchase price) includes all the benefits of the Unguided Pass, plus 10 days of guided skiing in December or January, and NEW for 2017/18- Guided skiing on two Sundays in February (2/4, 2/11) and three Sundays in March (3/11, 3/18, 3/25). The Solid Gold Pass now provides skiing at Silverton Mountain every month of the season.

“We are thrilled to announce this new reciprocal season pass program with some of the best independent ski area operators in the country,” said Aaron Brill, CEO of Silverton Mountain.  “Silverton Mountain season passes were already a tremendous value with access to 1,819 acres of the best adventure skiing to be found anywhere on the planet and limited numbers of skiers each day, but now with the addition of 32 days of free skiing, an exclusive private mountain day, and ½ price heli skiing this makes the $149 Pass the best deal in skiing!”

Silverton Mountain’s ski season opens on December 28th and will continue through April 8th. Guided only skiing operations run through March 25th. On Thursday, March 29th, season pass holders will have exclusive access to the mountain for a day of skiing before opening the unguided season to the public beginning on March 30th. Silverton Mountain will be open Thursday through Sunday (including Monday, Presidents Day) during the entire guided season.

Only a very limited number of $149 Unguided and $499 Solid Gold Season Passes will be sold for the 2017/18 season.  Until September 1st (or until the very limited supplies run out), you can purchase your Unguided Pass for $149 (regular price $299).  Solid Gold passes can be purchased for $499 until September 1st (regular price $699).

*Heli skiing and guided skiing discounts on standby basis only.

Don’t Wait! Purchase Passes Here.

Participating Resorts & Blackout Dates**

As of August 8, the following resorts will have a reciprocal seasons pass program with Silverton Mountain:

**The preceding resorts will each provide 3 days of free skiing to Silverton Mountain passholders (non-transferable) with certain blackout dates.

Go to Spring Unguided Pass Page

Go to Solid Gold Pass Page

These will sell out so act fast! Purchase Passes Here.

Brewski 2017: Thrift Store Prom

Dust off your high school bow-tie and get the mothballs out of your best-worst dress, Brewski is back and better than ever!

On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, join us for a rousin’ good time! The Brewski’s theme is THRIFT STORE PROM. Be like Macklemore: pop some tags at the local clothing re-sale store for something Prom-themed that’s so appalling, it’s awesome! Prizes from Silverton Mountain’s incredible partners will be awarded to the Thrift Store Prom King & Queen, and don’t forget the infamous dance off!

Beer will start flowing around 2:30pm. Purchase a wristband to the event when you check in on Sunday, April 2nd for only $15, and get a commemorative cup* with admission to the beer garden. Better yet, sign up for the Clauson Classic on the same day, which includes a lift ticket, stainless steel cup*, and admission to the Brewski!

After the Brewski, join us Sunday evening at The Eureka Station for an After Prom Party!

Returning Breweries for Brewski 2017:

Avalanche Brewing Company (Silverton, CO) – Winner of the 2016 Telluride Blues & BrewsBest of Fest
Ska Brewing (Durango, CO)
Steamworks Brewery (Durango, CO)
Carver’s Brewing (Durango, CO)
Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, CO)

New for 2017:

Golden Block (Silverton, CO)
BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango, CO)
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, CO)

Admission can be purchased the morning of April 2nd for $15, or is included with the Clauson Classic Package. Make your reservations for April 2nd here.

*While supplies last.

We ID: Must be 21 years or older to participate, please bring photo identification. Please no dogs at the base of Silverton Mountain.

The Clauson Classic 2017

Be Like John” is a motto at Silverton Mountain. John Clauson was our Assistant Snow Safety director, guide and friend. No mission was too hard, no load was too much, and nothing couldn’t be done without a smile and a humble admiration for the beauty of the San Juan Mountains.

In honor of John’s legacy, Silverton Mountain is hosting the annual Clauson Classic endurance race! From the top of the chairlift, see how many laps you can hike up the ridge while you raise funds for the kids in the Silverton Winter Sports Club. The further you go and the more laps you get, the more points you will earn to win some awesome donated prizes. Points will be earned throughout the day in other fun ways as well.

This is a true Silverton-style day, not a super competitive SkiMo race. This is a fun event to work hard with a smile, do more than you’re asked to do, and celebrate the life of one of the hardest-working individuals you could imagine. While speed is an element of this event, working hard by adding weight to your pack and being positive towards other racers and everyone else at the mountain are more admirable and appreciated elements of this event. We will give an award to the participant who most embodies John Clauson’s positive and inspiring spirit throughout the day.

Great prizes to be given to the participant with the most points, a runner up prize, and the Spirit Award. Prizes will also be given out at random from our amazing Mountain Partners.

We will also be holding a Be the Match bone marrow drive at the event. If John had lived long enough, his only hope for survival would have been with a bone marrow transplant. You can also sign up online to be a donor.

Race Info:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Register online or at 8 am at Silverton Mountain

Race Day:
Please check in between 8 and 8:30, even if you’ve registered ahead of time. Race starts at 9 am with first chair and ends at 2:30 pm in the base area. There will be two high points (Tiger Claw and Billboard, weather and snow condition depending). When you reach a high point, you receive a colored bracelet. These are worth points. At the end of the race, turn in your bracelets and we’ll add up your score!

Required Gear:
Like any day at Silverton Mountain, a beacon, shovel and probe are required. You must show these when you check in at the tent. You can also rent these at the mountain the day of the race.

Register for the event here for only $72! This price includes:

  • 1/2 price Silverton Mountain Unguided Lift Ticket for April 2nd
  • Clauson Classic Registration benefiting the Silverton Winter Sports Club
  • A commemorative stainless steel cup
  • Admission to the 15th annual Brewski Event (more info on this event coming soon)

Season pass holder? Event registration & Brewski entry can be purchased together at check-in starting at 8am on April 2nd for only $40. Includes commemorative stainless steel cup.


Spring Unguided Season Pass Returns!

We hope you are excited for the return of Unguided Season starting on March 31st! With events like the Clauson Classic, Brewski, Venture Snowboard’s Spring Fling, and the Sisters’ Meeting in the Mountains, the first two weekends of April are set to be great times for everyone!

Don’t miss any of the fun or the fantastic skiing and snowboarding by purchasing a Spring Unguided Season Pass! Silverton Mountain has decided to set the price back to the original amount of $179, which includes a minimum of 6 days of unguided skiing and riding plus an EXCLUSIVE DAY of unguided mountain access for season pass holders on March 30th.

In addition to the Exclusive Passholder’s day, Spring Unguided Season Pass holders will get special price admission to the Clauson Classic and Sisters’ Meeting in the Mountains, $2 premium draft beers in the tent every day, and $79 standby guided skiing and snowboarding before unguided season starts.

Quantities on this pass are limited, so act fast to make sure you make the most of the upcoming Spring Season Unguided dates and purchase your pass here.

Why We Expanded Our Guided Season

Silverton Mountain is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season with a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability. The season will open on December 29th and will continue through April 9th. Guided only skiing operations will run from December 29th through March 26th. Unguided skiing at Silverton is available March 31st, April 1st, 2nd, and April 7th, 8th, 9th only. Silverton Mountain will be open Thursday through Sunday (including Presidents Day on Monday, February 20th) during the entire guided season 12/29-3/26.

Some unguided guests have inquired regarding the decision to shift all the unguided skiing options to the spring. We loved these December and January unguided days as much as you, especially because it was when some of the most loyal skiers arrived at the ski area and the conditions that time of year tend to be outstanding. The economics involved with unguided skiing and riding over the past decade have been a challenge, and it was apparent that these December and January unguided dates have financial hurdles.  In December & January, guided skiing is easier to operate, as we can work more harmoniously with the mountains during the major snow storms we tend to receive, and have larger amounts of terrain open each day.  Unguided skiing requires a much more ballistic approach “fighting” mother nature most of the time.  Following the more natural ebb and flow and evolution of the ski season, makes more sense operationally with unguided skiing options being offered in the spring where large amounts of terrain can be offered.

No matter what we could have set the unguided ticket price at, early season unguided skiing and riding created financial realities that had to be continually subsidized using revenue from other products.

As you are probably aware, Silverton Mountain does not operate any hotels, condos, restaurants, or any other revenue generating “amenities” that are commonly operated by large ski resort corporations across the country. We have no interest in building condos or selling luxury homes like the big resorts do to cover operating expenses.  We operate on a revenue stream dependent directly from skier and snowboarder visits who enjoy our unique mountain adventure experience.

Silverton Mountain is offering a number of new ways to enjoy the mountain in 2016-17 that we hope all guests will enjoy. In addition to single-day and multi-day tickets that can be reserved by phone or online, Silverton Mountain skiers have several different season pass options. A limited number of Spring Unguided Season Passes are available for only $179 that include 3 free days at Monarch and 3 free days at Powderhorn, ½ price Heli skiing and $79 guided skiing on a standby basis. Many of our great events, including the Clauson Classic and Sisters’ Meeting in the Mountains, will be during the Spring unguided season as well.

The Solid Gold Pass offers 10 days of guided skiing in December or January, plus the unguided ski season pass perks and 2 extra days at Powderhorn for $499 during limited early pricing. This means you can ski guided for less than $50 a day (a day at Vail is $159), plus have all the unguided dates.

Thank you for your continued support of Silverton Mountain during our 15th Anniversary Season. We look forward to skiing with you soon!