SILVERTON, Colo. (CBS4) – It just turned Autumn but skiing is already underway in Colorado’s high country.
Silverton Mountain ski patrollers were able to hit the slopes on Saturday after a low pressure system dropped enough snow.
“The ski patrollers could not resist the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today to make some turns on the upper mountain as they celebrated the start of the 15th anniversary season at Silverton Mountain,” Jen Brill with Silverton Mountain said in a statement.
Silverton Mountain is Colorado’s highest elevation ski area. The opening date is expected to be in December but if it keeps snowing it could open earlier.
“Silverton Mountain is the highest ski area in North America with a peak of 13,487 feet and providing skiing and snowboarding on all natural snow as early as August in previous years,” Brill said.