If you haven’t tried heli-skiing yet, then you probably haven’t really tested your courage. And no matter how good you are at skiing, Silverton Mountain is here to challenge you. A popular ski resort situated just around the corner from the town of Silverton, if you’re driving, it sits just about 6.5 hours south of Denver.
Known for both the quality and quantity of its snow, since its opening in 2002, it has become a popular skiing destination for all the powder hounds doing their winter pilgrimage. Boasting 1,819 acres, the mountain is the highest ski area in the whole of North America, with a peak elevation of 13,487’. Chutes, bowls, cliffs, and other amazing terrains abound in every direction.
Backcountry Heli-Skiing in Silverton
Available heli-skiing packages are Single Heli Drop which is great for someone just wanting to tick skiing off his bucket list, 6 Run Heli Day which includes 6 drops to exclusive terrains, and Private Heli which will provide you with the best lines that you and your guide can find. All packages are sure to create memories you will bring with you wherever you go.
As most of the terrains are steep while the runs are challengingly long, all adventurers will receive a morning safety briefing about avalanches and riding the helicopter before going.
Silverton Mountain is an all-thrill-no-frill experience for the powder hounds looking for something more daring. The terrains are mostly challenging and the guides are all knowledgeable and experienced. If you like steep and deep powder fun, then this is the place you have to try.
Address: 6226 State Hwy 110, Silverton, CO
Season: December – April