Nov 7, 2012 Powder Snowboard Reviews: The 2013 Venture Euphoria. It took one glance at the Venture Euphoria to confirm something I’ve suspected for a while: Silverton Mountain is the Galapagos Islands of the snowboard world, where Venture Snowboards is free to evolve their products without the predatory forces found in the rest of the world.
Silverton Mountain Open 7 Days a Week!
Silverton, Colo., December 13, 2012… It has been snowing almost every day of the past week and there is no better time to get the legs in skiing shape and enjoy winter fun than right now. For the first time in the history of Silverton Mountain, the ski area will be open 7 days a week. From Dec 15th through Dec 30th (excluding Xmas day). Silverton Mountain will be open every day for the holidays. Runs currently slated for Opening day are Colorado, Riff, Raff, Ropedeedope, Grande, Grassy and Butter Bowls.
Skiers and boarders can also earn free skiing by stomping down the snow (bootpacking) in the avalanche starting zones Dec 17,18,19, and 20. One FREE unguided ski day will be given for each day of bootpacking. Those who like to pack it hard and deep all 4 days can earn up to 4 days of FREE skiing. No experience required, but everyone must have a beacon, shovel & probe. Limited rentals are available at the mountain. Free ski tickets must be used during 2012/13 unguided season only and are not valid as any type of credit towards guided skiing. Packers should show up at the base area at 8:15am with pants duct taped to boots (no joke) ready to stomp. No bootpacking reservations are needed. Bootpacking is a great way to learn the mountain while getting plenty of fresh air.
By Mark Esper The Silverton Standard July 26, 2012 The effort to reactivate the Pride of the West Mill in Howardsville has taken a “gigantic” step forward, according to officials with Colorado Goldfields Inc., the dormant mill’s owner.
Emery Cowan, Durango Herald, May 16, 2012 “It’s a new avenue to raise capital that in recent history has only been available to large corporations,” said Anthony Edwards, a Silverton lawyer who is starting a new crowdfunding-related business.
As part of the Red Bull Signature Series, Red Bull Cold Rush airs this Saturday, March 24 on NBC at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The invitation-only event comes to stunning Silverton Mountain in Colorado, North America's highest and steepest ski area
Feb 14, 2013 A mile-long zip line could send people flying down Arastra Gulch to the Mayflower Mill this summer, providing a significant new tourist attraction. Cameron Winters, owner of the Full Blast Adventures Zip Line on U.S. 160 near Durango, is near a deal with the San Juan County Historical Society to use the old Mayflower Tram and its easement for the project. Winters said the zip line will include the longest span in Colorado — 2,058 feet.
By Mark Esper Silverton Standard Dec 6, 2012 The San Juan County Commissioners have unanimously approved granting a 99-year easement to the San Juan County Historical Society to rebuild a 2.5-mile stretch of the old Silverton Northern Railroad between the Powerhouse and Howardsville.
By Nancy Loftholm The Denver Post Jluy 30, 2012 GRAND JUNCTION — The gold and other metals that still vein the San Juan Mountains are bringing a solid promise of a revived mining industry back to the town of Silverton for the first time in more than two decades.