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December Can be Epic


December in Silverton can be unreal. No holiday crowds and big dumps make it one of the best times of the season. With extra December dates added it has more unguided skiing/boarding options than ever before. December usually has fantastic snow and has been one of the snowiest months at the mountain. In fact the all time monthly snowfall record was set in December with over 200” in a single month. One year there was so much snow on opening day we were unable to open as the County snow plows could not make it up the road.

$49 Unguided ticket prices have never been raised and with the ultra low Silverton lodging prices why not make this a December to remember.
Local TIP: Silverton does not need a big base to be really fun. The alpine has a tundra base so bottomless powder can be had very early in the season. The woods take a little longer but still fill in rapidly. There is usually more expert terrain open at Silverton than anywhere else in the US in December regardless of what type of snow year it is. Estimated dates for skiing early season Dec (3-4) (10-11) (16,17,18,19) (22,23,24,25,26*MONDAY) (29,30,31,Jan 1, 2*MONDAY) (5,6,7,8) (12,13,14,15)

Guided reservations are starting to fill up. All of your favorite guides are returning again for 2011-12 and look forward to sharing an incredible day with you. The reservations are coming in steadily for the more popular dates but there is still availability for all dates at this time. As the first snowstorms of the winter usually drop their load in Silverton in a few weeks from now, the most popular dates normally start to sell out.

Last year’s 50% increase in lift capacity really eliminated the occasional morning wait. People come to Silverton to ski lines, not wait in them so we mounted up more chairs on the lift. People can even get a few extra runs in as a result.