Skier and snowboarder at Silverton Mountain Ski Area in Silverton, Colorado

Silverton in Winter

Winter Activities in Silverton

The snow-covered San Juan Mountains around Silverton provide an enchanting setting for various outdoor winter activities including alpine, extreme, snow-cat and cross-country skiing; snowshoeing, ice fishing, natural ice climbing, ice skating, sledding and snowmobiling. Come to Silverton and enjoy some of the best snow in the country!

Skier descending chute at Silverton Mountain Ski Area

Backcountry-Type Skiing & Snowboarding

Extreme lines, extreme views

For expert and advanced skiers and riders, Silverton Mountain Ski Area provides excellent lift accessible backcountry-type terrain. Do not come looking for groomed runs, crowds, or condos. What you will find here are wide open bowls, great tree runs, and the finest natural skiing Colorado has to offer, with views that will boggle the mind. Guided skiing only during certain dates.

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Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton, CO


In-town and family-friendly

Enjoy family in-town skiing at Kendall Mountain Ski Area where your family can enjoy a variety of downhill adventures including sledding, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

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Ice climber at Ouray Ice Park

Ice Climbing

Ice palaces for all levels

Silverton has world-class ice climbing routes right outside of town and throughout the surrounding area. Experienced climbers can test their limits through beautiful gorges and high drainages. Beginners can learn from some of the best guides at the Ouray Ice Climbing Park.

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Snowmobile track outside of Silverton, CO


Groomed trails or high country tours

Silverton has many snowmobiling options available. The Silverton Snowmobile Club grooms many miles of multi-use trails with easy access from town on US Highway 550, including at Molas Lake. Ice Pirates provides guided tours in the high country with incredible mountain vistas.

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