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Reviews for Silverton Mountain

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Silverton Mountain that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Silverton Mountain stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Silverton Mountain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Silverton Mountain vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

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WOW!!! I have skied all over the US and BC. I live for POW and steeps and POW. I used to think Snowbird / CB / Squaw for steeps. Wolf creek and Targhee for POW. then we went to Kicking horse and got great POW and steeps in one place. Then we came to Silverton last year and hit it after they were closed for a week with too much snow in March. Check it out https://www.facebook.com/andy.sa.965/videos/10214015632168200/?t=10 The place has ruined me. Just steep everywhere. We only skied the tree side, so not gonna die stuff. but nice 40 degree trees everywhere with bottomless powder untracked all day. 4 runs and we were crushed. I can't think of skiing anywhere out west ever again. It would be yawn inducing. If you are a truly expert skier, then you MUST do it. You must do the travel to ski Valhalla. And I mean travel. Far from Denver especially when 550 was closed. If not, you are just another poser. Go to Vail or Jackson or Whistler. Have fun in the lines and the nightclubs. I will be in Silverton and asleep by 9 exhausted ready to do it again the next day.... Full Review
The steepest / the deepest
you will hate if not an expert
2 years ago
Jordan Hanzl
I had an amazing time at Silverton Mountain. They got snow the night before and we were riding fresh tracks all day. The snow was great and the guides are good at assigning you to groups where you will fit in. (As long as you are honest about yourself) The atmosphere here is like nothing I’ve seen. Everyone is super nice and just there to have a great time. I will be back for more.... Full Review
Great snow quality, great peop...
Hard to get to. Not very fami...
3 years ago
Blake Lockard
We had an amazing time at Silverton last week. The staff are incredibly hard working and they managed to provide an experience that can't be matched anywhere else. In a world where people only care about how much vert they can get in a day, Silverton provides a unique experience to people that want to hit big lines, ski in the company of other great skiers, and get a taste of the backcountry. This mountain represents, to me, what skiing is really about and I'm eternally grateful for getting to experience this. Hope to see you all soon!... Full Review
3 years ago
Silverton is a special, unique, amazing place. This is no frills legit skiing that you can't find at most resorts and this place has it all on the whole mountain, steep and deep!!! Terrain and powder is incredible. Staff is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and experienced. Strong emphasis on safety in the most gnarly terrain. If you want to ski hard and challenge yourself this is the place, if you want to be pampered, go to Telluride. WOW, just WOW. Bucket list destination. Had the most amazing ski day of my life here. Thanks. ... Full Review
Incrediable terrian and snow s...
Limited Amenities but that's f...
3 years ago
A special and unique place, a bucket list destination, not your average ski resort. This is the pinnacle of steep and deep. Black diamond and above skiing mostly. Orientated for advanced expert skiing, no frills, just the real deal. Great, amazing, helpful, knowledgeable, safety orientated, and accommodating staff. I imagine the negative reviews are from people that struggled to ski the terrain. You need to have your A game on, every turn. IN the Heli, big emphasis on safety to make me feel comfortable, but lax enough for big fun!!! Love this place. Amazing.... Full Review
Terrian and snow like no where...
Limited amenities
3 years ago
David
I fail to see it here. Maybe the heli-skiing is worth the price?? For $179 I expected more than four runs of 2,000 vert a piece. The first two runs were fantastic. The second two were only about 30% pristine. The 70% was down a tracked-out ravine choked with avy debris. We spent most of the day waiting as one skier at a time came down. I guess that is the price to pay for a "taste of the back country". The consensus among the locals in my group was that we would have skied much more fresh at Telluride or Crested Butte that day. From what I saw, Squaw Valley and Jackson have better expert terrain. I won't be back. The views were awesome and the snow quality was excellent. Still not worth the price.... Full Review
Freshies, decent, but not terr...
you will get more fresh turns ...
3 years ago
Steve French
I'm a repeat visitor and intend to return year and year! This place is unreal. If you want big terrain, deep snow and a vibe like no other, this is the place for you. The San Juans have some of the sickest terrain in the US, and the remote location only adds to the mystique. Sick of resorts packed to the gills with people? 80 people max per day. Sick of "low angle, meadow skipping" backcountry runs? Try Nightmare of Waterfall. Sick of 8" of new snow tracked out by 930a? The guides can always find fresh lines, and there is no rush here. Take your time! Come to Silverton with the right attitude, a quality crew, listen to your guide and you will have the trip of your life. ... Full Review
Incredible terrain, scenery, r...
Bathrooms, Stream Crossings
4 years ago
chris
sehr geiles Ski Gebiet. Wir waren zum Closing am 09.04.2017 dort. Die Schneeverhältnisse waren leider nicht mehr so gut. Januar/märz sollte perfekt sein.... Full Review
sehr viele Möglichkeiten abzuf...
5 years ago
Pete
spectacular beauty, with high "pucker" factor runs for advanced riders. the guides are professional and personable, and really helped us enjoy the challenging terrain. we had "spring" conditions, with a bit of ice in the morning. our guide managed to move us around the hill to find the sun-softened snow. a memorable experience. we hope to come back for powder sometime soon...... Full Review
the mountain
5 years ago
Aaron
Where are they taking these base depths from? The top of the biggest drift they can find? How can you report 5 in. and your base depth rises 15? Now you say you have a 140 in base? Give me a break.... Full Review
Good terrain
Unfriendly staff, false snow r...
5 years ago
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