Or, as one local puts it, “Silverton: A gritty little mining town with Victorian pretensions!” Once the stomping ground of silver kings and railroad giants, Silverton survives today as one of Colorado’s most endearing destinations.


Silverton Area Chamber

Silverton Mountain

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San Juans Prepping for a Snowy Season

If this past summer and this last weekend are a precursor to the upcoming winter season then I predict a snowy one! The leaves have not even begun turning into their glorious shades of yellow and orange and the Peaks are already heavily coated with snow. Even after the sun breaking out, the snow continued to stay throughout the weekend!

After a series of snowy nights at Silverton Mountain, Colorado a few lucky ski patrollers jumped on the chairlift and headed to the top of Silverton Mountain to make the first ski turns of the 2011/12 ski season.  A fresh blanket of snow covered the upper mountain making for some fun ski turns.

Photo Courtesy of Silverton Mountain.
Photo Courtesy of Silverton Mountain.

The weather has been extremely wet the entire summer and that has continued into September. This could mark the start of another very snowy winter ski season so make your plans to get to Silverton this winter season!

~Summit Sojourner

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