August 30, 2010
Silverton, Colorado - To accommodate increasing demand and avoid the occasional morning lifeline, Silverton Mountain has increased its lift capacity by 50% by adding chairs and mounting them more closely together.
In addition to improvements in lift capacity, the ski area has announced a new unguided season passes. They will be on sale on 8/23 for only $399. They are hooking locals up with a limited amount of early bird season passes on sale at nearly half the lowest price ever offered at any time before. The pass includes 1/2 price helidrops, an additional 14 free ski days at other Colorado Resorts (4 days A Basin, 5 days Monarch, & 5 at Loveland) and $79 guided skiing (standby). The passes, however, have a predetermined limit the price and their price will return to $799 once it's hit.
Silverton is a unique ski area located in southwestern Colorado that opened in 2002. Its one chairlift provides access to a high alpine environment that's surrounded by amazing ski lines in nearly every direction. Its terrain is exclusively for the advanced and expert skiers and riders. Silverton operates like no other resort in the country. During certain times of year it provides guided only skiing with small amounts of skiers on a daily basis (similar to a cat or heli operation), and other times of year it allows unguided skiing. The ski area gets over 400" of snow annually and its lift rises to 12,300 feet, providing access to over 1800 acres of expert-only terrain.
For more info: http://www.silvertonmountain.com/.
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