Silverton gets record snowfall

Silverton gets record snowfall

Silverton, Colo., December 10, 2007… This December is one to remember. Another 10” of new snow fell overnight, bringing the upper mountain base to 110 inches deep! There has been 40” of new snow that has fallen on Silverton Mountain in the last 48 hours and 90” of new snow in the last week. The only larger storm to hit Silverton Mountain was during the record setting winter of 2005 which dropped 117” in one long storm cycle that lasted 13 days.

Silverton Mountain does not usually have a 100” base until February, making this the deepest base Silverton Mountain has ever had in any December on record. Silverton Mountain is known for having ‘Expert Only’ ski terrain and skiers that love to jump of cliffs and ski tight chutes. With the fantastic base right now skiers have been jumping off 30 foot high cliffs, and steep 50 degree chutes that normally are not skiable until late in the season (see 6 quality photos attached).

The sky finally cleared for a few hours on Sunday allowing the weekend skiers to enjoy some unbelievable bluebird powder conditions. By Sunday evening the snow returned and the dumping continued on.

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