Silverton Unguided Season Pass: The Ultimate Ski Bum’s Multimountain Pass?

Roger Romani | | Industry NewsIndustry News
faceshots and steeps at Silverton
Sven Brunso getting pitted. photo: Silverton

Silverton is pretty different from your average ski hill, so it’s fitting that the “Unguided Season Pass” they just introduced is pretty different from your average pass.

The pass goes for a bum-friendly $149, and includes unlimited “unguided” skiing after their guided season finishes, half off heli bumps, discounted guided days at Silverton, and free days at a number of other resorts. Oh yeah, and discounts on beer.

Silverton season pass map
Silverton train map. photo: Silverton

Silverton has only one lift, but makes up for it with world class terrain. (And since when was one lift a bad thing? Keeps stuff fresh longer.) It’s a big, raw, experts-only mountain, perfect for real skiers. When Silverton is in its guided season, bums with Silverton’s pass can take their van on the road, to the Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and California mountains where the unguided pass gets reciprocal days.

As Silverton Mountain begins its 16th year, it comes with the announcement of huge new benefits for Season Pass holders.  Silverton Mountain has teamed up with 6 of our favorite resorts to give you 20 days of free skiing during the 2017-18 ski season!  The new resort partners include Powder Mountain (UT), Red Lodge Mountain (MT), Homewood Mountain Resort (CA)Snow King Mountain (WY), Sunlight Mountain Resort (CO), and Powderhorn Mountain Resort(CO).

The $149 Spring “Unguided Season Pass” (early bird purchase price) includes the spring unguided season, plus an exclusive private day at Silverton Mountain on March 29th, along with ½ price Heli skiing*, $89 guided skiing* and discounts on premium draft beers throughout the season.

The $499 “Solid Gold Pass” (early bird purchase price) includes all the benefits of the Unguided Pass, plus 10 days of guided skiing in December or January, and NEW for 2017/18- Guided skiing on two Sundays in Feb (4,11) and three Sundays in March (11, 18, 25). The Solid Gold Pass now provides skiing at Silverton Mountain every month of the season.

“We are thrilled to announce this new reciprocal season pass program with some of the best independent ski area operators in the country,” said Aaron Brill, CEO of Silverton Mountain.  “Silverton Mountain season passes were already a tremendous value with access to 1,819 acres of the best adventure skiing to be found anywhere on the planet and limited numbers of skiers each day, but now with the addition of 20 days of free skiing, an exclusive private mountain day, and ½ price heli skiing this makes the $149 Pass the best deal in skiing!”

Silverton Mountain’s ski season opens on December 28th and will continue through April 8th. Guided only skiing operations run through March 25th. On Thursday, March 29th, season passholders will have exclusive access to the mountain for a day of skiing before opening the unguided season to the public beginning on March 30th. Silverton Mountain will be open Thurs-Sun (including Monday, Presidents Day) during the entire guided season.

Only a very limited number of $149 Unguided and $499 Solid Gold Season Passes will be sold for the 2017/18 season.  Until September 1st(or until the very limited supplies run out), you can purchase your Unguided Pass for $149 (regular price $299).  Solid Gold passes can be purchased for $499 until September 1st (regular price $699).

* Heli skiing and guided skiing discounts on standby basis only.

Complete details are available at .  Season Passes sell out quickly and only a limited amount will be available.

Participating Resorts

As of today’s date, the following resorts will have a reciprocal seasons pass program with Silverton Mountain:

Note:  The preceding resorts will each provide 3 days of free skiing to Silverton Mountain passholders (non-transferable) with certain blackout dates.


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