If you haven’t brought out the powder skis already this season, you’ve been missing out. Some mountains are reporting some seriously massive snow totals in the wake of several recent storms.
Silverton Mountain is reporting four feet of powder in as many days, according to a post on Instagram made by the ski area on Thursday. According to the Silverton website, they’re reporting an 82-inch mid-mountain base and more than 50 inches this week.
Unfortunately, your chances of getting a taste of that powder are slim. They’re sold out for chairlift skiing and they’re already saying that trying for stand-by probably won’t end well this weekend.
Silverton is known as Colorado’s gnarliest ski area with a base elevation of 10,400 feet. From there, skiable terrain climbs to 13,487 feet. Avalanche gear is required as terrain is unpatrolled and ungroomed. Heli-skiing is a popular activity here.
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