Kendall Mountain Ski Area, the town-owned family skiing destination, is opening for its 50th season on Friday Dec. 6, with lift tickets priced at only $20 for adults and $15 for children over age 6. Kids younger than that ski free.
High in the San Juans at an elevation of 9,318 feet, Silverton got hit with 18 inches of snow last weekend and ski area officials say the mountain is in pretty good shape, providing excellent beginner and intermediate terrain.
It’s a great place for families to come and teach kids to ski.
The ski area will be open throughout the winter, Fridays-Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. And it will be open daily from Dec. 20-Jan. 5.
Kendall Mountain Ski Area was dedicated 50 years ago with the installation of a tow rope and the clearing of a mile of terrain, in a community effort. The town and county even had to put in a new bridge across the Animas River to access the ski area.
For more information and webcam, go to www.skikendall.com.
Season tickets: Call Silverton Town Hall, 387-5522