Silverton Heli-Skiing: Fear-Laced Fun

At Silverton, earning your turns make them that much sweeter. Skiers can hike the ridge up to 13,487’ and ski nearly 3,000 vertical feet down. - ©Krista Crabtree

At Silverton, earning your turns make them that much sweeter. Skiers can hike the ridge up to 13,487’ and ski nearly 3,000 vertical feet down.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

At Silverton, earning your turns make them that much sweeter. Skiers can hike the ridge up to 13,487’ and ski nearly 3,000 vertical feet down. - ©Krista Crabtree
Welcome to Silverton: The shining star of Colorado adventure skiing. - ©Krista Crabtree

Welcome to Silverton: The shining star of Colorado adventure skiing.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Welcome to Silverton: The shining star of Colorado adventure skiing. - ©Krista Crabtree
Silverton Mountain guide, Kim Grant, explains the route to enter Meatball chute. A few minutes of fear make the accomplishments feel greater, but the guides are with you all the way. - ©Krista Crabtree

Silverton Mountain guide, Kim Grant, explains the route to enter Meatball chute. A few minutes of fear make the accomplishments feel greater, but the guides are with you all the way.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Silverton Mountain guide, Kim Grant, explains the route to enter Meatball chute. A few minutes of fear make the accomplishments feel greater, but the guides are with you all the way. - ©Krista Crabtree
What’s not to love about the rush of rotors overhead with Silverton’s helicopter-assisted skiing? - ©Krista Crabtree

What’s not to love about the rush of rotors overhead with Silverton’s helicopter-assisted skiing?
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

What’s not to love about the rush of rotors overhead with Silverton’s helicopter-assisted skiing? - ©Krista Crabtree
Skiers capture photos of their lovely turns down the Grande, below Storm Peak at Silverton. - ©Krista Crabtree

Skiers capture photos of their lovely turns down the Grande, below Storm Peak at Silverton.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Skiers capture photos of their lovely turns down the Grande, below Storm Peak at Silverton. - ©Krista Crabtree
Long runs of powder include a trip back to the base in Silverton’s bus, named by skiers with a sense of humor. - ©Krista Crabtree

Long runs of powder include a trip back to the base in Silverton’s bus, named by skiers with a sense of humor.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Long runs of powder include a trip back to the base in Silverton’s bus, named by skiers with a sense of humor. - ©Krista Crabtree
Co-owner Aaron Brill scouts out a great line from his A-star. Ownership has its privileges. - ©Krista Crabtree

Co-owner Aaron Brill scouts out a great line from his A-star. Ownership has its privileges.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Co-owner Aaron Brill scouts out a great line from his A-star. Ownership has its privileges. - ©Krista Crabtree
It's easy to enjoy a blue-sky day overhead while accessing the 22,000+ acres of heli and hike-to skiable terrain at Silverton in Colorado’s San Juans. - ©Krista Crabtree

It's easy to enjoy a blue-sky day overhead while accessing the 22,000+ acres of heli and hike-to skiable terrain at Silverton in Colorado’s San Juans.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

It's easy to enjoy a blue-sky day overhead while accessing the 22,000+ acres of heli and hike-to skiable terrain at Silverton in Colorado’s San Juans. - ©Krista Crabtree
MJ Carroll, K2 product marketer, contemplates skiing Rope de Dope #1 at Silverton while testing a pair of women’s-specific K2 skis from the new Luv line. - ©Krista Crabtree

MJ Carroll, K2 product marketer, contemplates skiing Rope de Dope #1 at Silverton while testing a pair of women’s-specific K2 skis from the new Luv line.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

MJ Carroll, K2 product marketer, contemplates skiing Rope de Dope #1 at Silverton while testing a pair of women’s-specific K2 skis from the new Luv line. - ©Krista Crabtree
OnTheSnow Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, gets pumped to ski Meatball chute with Silverton co-owner, Jen Brill. - ©Silverton

OnTheSnow Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, gets pumped to ski Meatball chute with Silverton co-owner, Jen Brill.
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OnTheSnow Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, gets pumped to ski Meatball chute with Silverton co-owner, Jen Brill. - ©Silverton
The mining town of Silverton feels much like it did when the miners settled it… though now brothels are replaced by seductive skiing. - ©Krista Crabtree

The mining town of Silverton feels much like it did when the miners settled it… though now brothels are replaced by seductive skiing.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

The mining town of Silverton feels much like it did when the miners settled it… though now brothels are replaced by seductive skiing. - ©Krista Crabtree
Silverton guides instruct clients to move low and slow while approaching the 2012 A-Star helicopter. - ©Krista Crabtree

Silverton guides instruct clients to move low and slow while approaching the 2012 A-Star helicopter.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Silverton guides instruct clients to move low and slow while approaching the 2012 A-Star helicopter. - ©Krista Crabtree
Traveling Silverton style often involves a sled, truck, fat tire bike or of course, skis. - ©Krista Crabtree

Traveling Silverton style often involves a sled, truck, fat tire bike or of course, skis.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Traveling Silverton style often involves a sled, truck, fat tire bike or of course, skis. - ©Krista Crabtree

Resort: Silverton Mountain