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Silverton Mountain Tours

November 30, 2022 - April 12, 2023

 

Get ready for a unique lift-served ski adventure! Guided skiing and snowboarding at Silverton Mountain are similar to heli-skiing, snowcat skiing, and resort skiing but unlike anything else in the country. You will access up to 1,819 acres of backcountry-type terrain via chairlift, without the big crowds’ signature to other ski areas. There are no groomed runs or cut trails, just loads of nature’s finest black diamond skiing in the U.S.A. During an average guided skiing day, you can expect to get in anywhere from 3-6 runs (roughly 10,000+ vertical) of some of the best terrain in the world. While you can’t be guaranteed top-to-bottom powder skiing, the snow quality is typically very good.

Each guided skiing group of approximately eight people can expect to hike anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour for each run, although you can also drop straight from the lift. Hiking 15 minutes to an hour allows access to large open bowls and steep, tight chutes. During heavy snowfall, most riding is done in the trees. After each run, you will return to the lift by shuttle or foot. Walking for 10 minutes to return to the lift is possible.

In addition to strong skiing ability, Silverton requires fitness and comfort hiking at elevation (9000+ Feet).  Be aware that if you significantly hold up the rest of your group hiking or skiing, you may be asked to move to a slower-paced group.  If your fatigue or skill level is determined to be a safety hazard to yourself or others, your guide may ask you to sit out the rest of the day.

Your day starts at Silverton Mountain base area promptly at 8:20 am for check-in, a safety talk, and riding. Be sure to arrive at 8:15 if you are renting gear. Groups are formed at the start of each day, so there is no need to inform who you’d like to ski with ahead of time. Groups are created according to self-assessed skill levels (fast, medium, slower) and by a grouping of friends.

Arriving early will not get you on the mountain sooner. However, if you arrive late you might miss the first run and may end up with little choice in terms of grouping. You will be able to connect with a group for the following run. If your group arrives late, we will try to keep you together, but we may have to split the group up. If you have reserved a private guide, this does not apply.

Guided Only Season— December- March; Thursdays-Sundays (plus Monday, Presidents’ Day)

Guided Only Skiing— $184. See the pricing page for more info.

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