Jarrett Luttrell of Silverton, left, and Joe Melley of Crested Butte,
climb the Campground Couloir on South Mineral Creek on Sunday, Nov. 25.
Photo by Criss Furman
Silverton Mountain Ski Area plans to open Dec. 15, with officials confident that snow showers are inevitable, despite the recent dry weather.
“We have snow,” said Jen Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain. “It’s just that the sun’s been out and it’s not really good skiing right now.”
Brill said the Dec. 15 opening will coincide with the Season Kickoff Party and Snow Dance at the Grand Imperial Hotel that night.
“It’s high elevation,” Brill said. “We always get snow.”
And Brill said Silverton Mountain’s customers seem to be betting that the snow will come, too.
“Reservations seem steady,” Brill said.
Meanwhile, the town-owned Kendall Mountain Ski Area is ready to go — except for the lack of snow.
Town Public Works Director Gilbert Archuleta said he hopes the ski area can open on Friday, Dec. 14, but it will all depend on if and when the snow flies.
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