Silverton Mountain is a unique backcountry skiing experience. One chair lift services only advanced and expert terrain. There are additional options for hike in and helicopter skiing. There are no groomed trails and the mountain has been left as is except for avalanche reduction work. Avalanche gear and liability releases are required to ski here. During certain times of the year only guided skiing is allowed. During other times unguided skiing is also allowed in certain places. Silverton Mountain is for expert skiers looking for extreme terrain. Most days there are less than 100 people on the mountain.


Location Silverton Mountain is located in southwestern Colorado near the town of Silverton. It is 363 miles from Denver and 54 miles from Durango.
Airports Durango-La Plata County Airport- 69 miles
Montrose Regional Airport- 67 miles
Season Length November to May (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mountain Info

Acres 1,819, plus
heli & hike to
Base Elevation 10,400 ft
Summit Elevation 13,487 ft
Vertical Rise 3087 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall 400 in
Lessons No
Avalanche education
Rentals Yes
Terrain Park No
Snowcat Skiing No
Cross Country Skiing No
Night Skiing No


Trails N/A
Longest Run N/A
Terrain Beginner & Intermediate: 0%
Advanced & Expert 100%
Lifts 1 char lift


Amenities No running water available, bottled water for sale
Trail Map Link Silverton Mountain Trail Map


Ski Town Near the small mountain town of Silverton, CO.
Summer The lift occasionally runs for extreme mountain biking.


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