Monday, September 25, 2006

Skiers Lay Down First Tracks of the Season

Silverton Mountain Ski Area saw the first skiers of the year after two major storms dropped heavy snowfall last Thursday and Friday.

The lucky skiers and riders were waiting and ready to ride when they woke up to what looked like February storm conditions.

After two days of heavy snow, Silverton Mountain's slopes were chock full of new snow 28 inches to 36 inches deep at 11,600 feet with substantially more up at higher elevations.

Silverton Mountain (near Durango in southwest Colorado) is America's highest ski area, with a peak elevation of 13,487 feet.

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