I didn't think Silverton had a hill. There's Purgatory and Kendall but those places don't really get snow. Where did you hear this load of bull?
'Just do it, you'll be fine.' -My words to my friend Darius right before going off a 4 foot ramp we made to grind a baseball field fence. He ended up hanging upside down by his pants. Good suburban fun.
yeah silverton's a ski area and the employees fired up a lift on sept. 18th to ski calf-deep powder-they're supposed to open in mid-october, check the website they have an article on the september snow.
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Skiing at Silverton Mountain in September
Silverton Mountain, Colorado’s newest and highest ski area gets first tracks of the 2002-2003 ski season. With several September snows dropping over 20” inches of snow at the top of the ski area, Silverton Mountain experienced its first ski run of the season on September 18, 2002. The abundance of early season snowfall has allowed Silverton Mountain to push the projected opening date for skiing up to October 17th 2002. Silverton Mountain with all natural snow and no snowmaking should be the first ski area open in the nation this year and for years to come. Once open, all Silverton Mountain ski runs are advanced and expert meaning early season skiing will be much more than the usual strip of man-made snow found at many other areas.
A handful of Silverton Mountain employees lucky enough to be working, fired up the lift to get in a couple of pre-season runs before work. Jerome Gardner, Silverton Mountain employee said, “Best run of the season” after skiing calf deep powder September 18, 2002 at Silverton Mountain.