Kendall Mountain is tiny ski hill located in the old mining town of Silverton. The ski runs are geared towards beginners and families.
The Grand Imperial Hotel opened the resort in the early 1960s. It was discovered in 1983 to be operating without a permit, so it closed until the late 1990s. Today Kendall Mountain Recreational Area serves the local community with a great place to take a few turns and learn the sport.
There are four trails, plus some tree runs. A small terrain park features some jumps and rails. One double chair lift serves the ski area.
There isn’t much vertical or even much slope, but the tickets are very affordable. If you’re an advanced skier or rider, head over to nearby Silverton Mountain for some of the most serious skiing in Colorado.
Basic ski and snowboard rentals are offered at Kendall Mountain Ski Area, and more specialized alpine touring ski and snowboard rentals are offered at San Juan Expeditions’ storefront, located at 1303 Greene Street in Silverton. Ski and snowboard lessons are available through Kendall.
Other activities in Silverton include country country skiing, an ice skating rink, snowshoeing trails, and a sledding hills. Rental equipment is available for all these activities.
The town of Silverton isn’t huge, but it has all the amenities necessary and an authentic western feel. You’ll find shopping, lodging, restaurants and saloons.
In this part of southwest Colorado numerous hot springs and other winter activities are close by. Ouray is a mere thirty minute drive to the north and is known as the “Little Switzerland of America”. Durango lies an hour south.
Address: 1 Kendall Pl, Silverton, CO
Lift Hours: 11am-4pm (Friday-Sundays)
- Base Elevation: 9,300 ft (2,800 m)
- Vertical – 240 ft
- Skiable Area: 35 acres
Trail Map: Kendall Mountain (jpg)