Silverton ski patrollers get first tracks of the season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2010 2:12 pm

While skiers continue to wait for a winner of the annual Loveland vs. Arapahoe Basin opening day grudge match, another Colorado ski area saw enough coverage yesterday for a few lucky ski patrollers to claim some of the first turns of the season.

Silverton Mountain, which offers the highest elevation ski area in North America, was blessed with some deep, early-season coverage on its tundra base. It’s that same tundra base that allows the ski area to frequently offer more expert terrain than anywhere else in the U.S. during the early season.

With added chairlift capacity, more days of unguided skiing, and slashed prices on season passes, there’s never been a better time to make a trip to the Colorado ski gem.

Check out these photos compliments of Silverton Mountain:

Blue bird in October – what more could a skier ask for?

Launching the first air of the 2010-11 season.

Silverton’s opening day is scheduled for December 4, but could see an earlier date if the conditions allow.