It has been snowing almost every day of the past week and there is no better time to get the legs in skiing shape and enjoy winter fun than right now. For the first time in the history of Silverton Mountain, the ski area will be open 7 days a week.
From Dec 15ththrough Dec 30th (excluding Xmas day). Silverton Mountain will be open every day for the holidays. Runs currently slated for Opening day are Colorado, Riff, Raff, Ropedeedope, Grande, Grassy and Butter Bowls.
Skiers and boarders can also earn free skiing by stomping down the snow (bootpacking) in the avalanche starting zones Dec 17,18,19, and 20. One FREE unguided ski day will be given for each day of bootpacking. Those who like to pack it hard and deep all 4 days can earn up to 4 days of FREE skiing. No experience required, but everyone must have a beacon, shovel & probe. Limited rentals are available at the mountain. Free ski tickets must be used during 2012/13 unguided season only and are not valid as any type of credit towards guided skiing. Packers should show up at the base area at 8:15am with pants duct taped to boots (no joke) ready to stomp. No bootpacking reservations are needed. Bootpacking is a great way to learn the mountain while getting plenty of fresh air.
Please don’t miss HOPE FOR THE SLOPES, January 6th, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Put a team together or come alone. Win awesome prizes and ski for cause.