Kendall Mountain Recreation Center
1 Kendall Plaza
Silverton, CO 81433
Kendall Mountain Recreation Center is a small ski area located in the town of Silverton with a base elevation of 9300 feet and has over 35 acres of skiable terrain. Most of our classes are held here. To get to Kendall Mountain Recreation Center, come into Silverton via US 550 on Greene Street (the only paved street). Turn right on 14th Street (by Town Hall) and the Recreation Center is across the Animas River at 1 Kendall Plaza.
Bonnie Belle Cabin
CO Road 9
Silverton, CO 81433
The Bonnie Belle Cabin is a two story, 3 bedroom modern backcountry cabin located at 12,000 feet in Picayune Gulchin the heart of the San Juan Mountains, about 15 miles north of Silverton. The mountain views are second to none and can be enjoyed by from the two large redwood decks. This is truly a one of a kind property! Learn more by visiting their website at bonniebellecabin.com
Forest Rd 679
Ophir, CO 81426
The OPUS Hut is a full service, off-the-grid backcountry lodge that boasts some of the country’s most spectacular mountain surroundings and is well-known for it’s abundant high-quality ski terrain. The hut also offers amenities including solar powered lights, a wood fired sauna and wood heaters for warmth during winter as well as comfy beds, pillows and blankets. To learn more please visit their website at opushut.com
St. Paul Lodge and Hut
460 CR 14
Silverton, CO 81433
The St Paul Lodge and Hut is perched for perfect mountain views and impeccable access to backcountry ski terrain. This turn of the century building is a piece of history and truly a feast for the eyes. Makes for an unforgettable trip and the perfect classroom to study avalanches. Learn more by visiting their website at skistpaul.com
Red Mountain Pass Ski Huts and Cabins
Red Mountain Pass Ski Huts and Cabins are located right on the famous Million Dollar Highway (Hwy 550) in the heart of the San Juan Mountains at 11,000′ between Silverton and Ouray. All three properties – The Addie S, Mountain Belle, and Artist Cabin are newly constructed, built for comfort with a rustic, remote, atmosphere. Fully equipped kitchens, solar powered, south facing decks, an abundance of large windows, with spectacular panoramic high alpine views, easy vehicle access, running spring fed water, and a hot shower. Learn more by phone 970-260-2101 or at Skihuts.com.
Wolf Creek, Colorado
Located in Southwest Colorado in the San Juan Mountains, Wolf Creek Pass has always been known for its deep-powder skiing, friendly atmosphere, and the most annual snowfall in Colorado which is over 430 inches!
Wolf Creek Pass
US Highway 160
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Wolf Creek Pass provides quick, easy, and safe access to large and small avalanche paths. You can observe avalanche terrain from safe locations, creating a perfect environment to learn about avalanches and where they occur. The course area of Wolf Creek Pass is known for the most snow in Colorado with 300-400″ a year. On each of the field days you will travel three miles in the backcountry at 11,000′. A moderate level of fitness helps you to enjoy your course. The terrain is gentle and suitable for intermediate skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers. However,the ability to travel uphill over snow is required ~ skins and uphill bindings, or snowshoes.
Grand Mesa, Colorado
This snowmobiler-friendly town is tucked away deep in the mountains of northcentral Colorado just south of the Continental Divide. Normal snowfall totals push past 400 or so inches every winter in the surrounding mountains with nearly 244 inches falling in town.
Grand Mesa Lodge
25861 Hwy 65
Cedaredge, CO 81413
With an impressive annual snowfall of 425″, Grand Mesa Lodge is ideal for snowmobilers. Operating under a Special Use Permit in the Grand Mesa National Forest the Lodge is able to offer guests over 800 square miles of riding right from their cabin. No trailer needed! Grand Mesa Lodge has the perfect terrain to challenge all levels of riders, which is why we hold our Backcountry Skills 1 and 2 day courses here. Book one of their 14 fully equipped cabins or furnished Lodge rooms today by visiting their website at grandmesalodge.com.
1885 Horse Gulch Road
Colbran, CO 81413
Vega Lodge is at the gateway to Grand Mesa’s 350,000 acres of National Forest where there are 250 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling. The lodge is located on the north end of the Grand Mesa and overlooks the beautiful Vega Reservoir which provides countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Open year round, with a full restaurant including a well-stocked bar, convenience store and snowmobile fuel for sale on-site. View Directions In Google Maps.
Soldier Mountain, Idaho
Located at 7, 177 feet, this no-frills resort offers 1,180 acres and 35 runs of variable terrain including diverse trails, powder glades, bowls, backcountry skiing, and its own terrain park.