Gearhead Adventure: Skiing Silverton, Colorado

Gearhead Adventure: Skiing Silverton, Colorado
Photo Credit: Ian Matteson

Silverton, CO is a small mining town nestled away in southwestern Colorado. Located in the San Juan Mountains, this town gets its fair share of snow, to say the least. The silver-mining industry eventually slowed, and in 2002 two visionary skiers decided to open up a ski area, not a resort—Jen and Aaron Brill put in one two-person lift to access some of the best snow and terrain the contiguous 48 states have to offer—and we all hope it stays like that. Getting Settled Our drive took us from Salt Lake through Grand Junction and 120 miles beyond, with the […]