Silverton Mountain Spring Pass

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marznc marznc
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Drove from Telluride to Albuquerque via Ouray and Durango last winter.  Was with my ski buddy who lives in Albuquerque.  I opted to fly home from ABQ on Southwest.  My two other friends on that trip flew back east from Montrose.  We all skied a week at Taos before driving to Telluride for a few days on the MCP.

On the drive we did a quick drive through the town of Silverton.  My ski buddy has stayed there with his cross country ski club.  He likes the town.  On a blue sky day, the scenery is fantastic.

Met up in Telluride with an Aussie who was spending several weeks in Utah and Colorado.  He was hoping to do some heli skiing in Colorado but wasn't the season for that.  Skiing at Silverton was on his itinerary for his first foray into southwest Colorado.  He's done backcountry and side country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking all over the world.  By the way . . . he's about 70 years old.
riverc0il riverc0il
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I saw this posted on SkiVTl. Black out dates limit MRG to mid-week non-holiday only:
http://silvertonmountain.com/shop/season-passes/unguided-season-pass/2018-19-season-pass-partner-blackouts/

Still not bad. BUT a Mad Card isn't much more money and has zero blackouts. The Smuggs tickets are the winner here, IMO, with only holiday black outs. I wouldn't recommend buying this for MRG only unless you exclusively ski mid-week non-holiday.
PeeTex PeeTex
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That’s an 8 to 9 hr drive in good weather. Even Colorado Springs is 5 to 6 hours. There is a small regional airport about 90 minutes South and that might work.

I’m sure it can be great skiing - but very isolated.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
Harvey Harvey
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riverc0il wrote
I saw this posted on SkiVTl. Black out dates limit MRG to mid-week non-holiday only:
http://silvertonmountain.com/shop/season-passes/unguided-season-pass/2018-19-season-pass-partner-blackouts/

Still not bad. BUT a Mad Card isn't much more money and has zero blackouts. The Smuggs tickets are the winner here, IMO, with only holiday black outs. I wouldn't recommend buying this for MRG only unless you exclusively ski mid-week non-holiday.
I had missed that about Mad.  Makes total sense, Mad has no use for more skiers on any weekend when the snow is decent.
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