This place will kick your a** and leave you begging for more!!! Triple black diamonds (if they existed) would be the best way to say it with a smile. The closest any of us mere-mortals will ever come to knowing what it feels like to star in a Warren Miller film!!! A true to the core ski area with absolutely no foo-foo frilly bulls**t amenaties (including running water) to get in the way of a backcountry experience like no other. The entire staff (of 16 I think) truely are the best of the best and are 110% dedicated to making it their mission in life to ensure everyone on the mountain has a day they will remember forever.
If you can't bootpack for at least 30 minutes with a full pack 4-5 times a day then go somewhere else. Plain and simple - this place is probably not for 99% of skiers or boarders, but if you fall into that 1% make it a point in life to get to Silverton. After that first time it becomes an addiction!!!