Just down the road from your Silverton base, you will enjoy a day of skiing at Purgatory Resort with its unique blend of long wide groomers to rip on and its tree skiing, while surrounded by gorgeous scenery in the heart of the San Juan Mountain Range. It is purgatory in name only as you will enjoy a laid back, no lift line resort known for sunny days after a storm, averaging 260 inches of the white stuff each year.
Telluride Mountain Resort boasts more than 2,000 acres of varying terrain, from steep narrow shoots to long wide groomers for ripping. It averages over 300 inches of snow per year. Trails are never congested and there are rarely any lift lines. You will feel like you are on your own private hill. Some great areas for powder can be had with short hikes for the more adventurous.