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Silverton Mountain

Silverton Mountain
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Silverton Mountain review: 41 facts and highlights

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How does Silverton Mountain compare to the average?

  • Seasonal snowfall
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    400inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (difficult)
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    44vs16.98
  • Summit height above sealevel
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    4101metersvs2585.7meters
  • Number of museums
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    1vs0.97
  • Months open yearly
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    5monthsvs4.84months
  • Base elevation
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    3162metersvs1405.75meters

General info

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
9.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
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In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
9.Has toboggan runs
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Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
7.Has a bobsled track
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This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
8.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

Snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

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