Pros: Amazing terrain, unique experience
Cons: Expensive for basically "hike to"
THE SILVERTON MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE Where is this place? We must be getting close. Eyes anxiously scan the steep canyon walls for any sign of a ski lift. It’s barely dawn and six of us are driving up the snow covered back road snaking out of the old mining town of Silverton, CO. Our posse of pilots today includes Bill and Carl from Jet Blue airlines, Kim and myself from US Airways, Bob from Delta, and finally Buck, our token civilian. With ages ranging from 30 to 62 and hometowns from Cleveland to Durango, we are all greenhorns hoping to bag a skier's big game trophy on this...(read more)