$2 lift tickets at Kendall Mtn. in Silverton Feb. 7-9
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SILVERTON – Silverton’s Kendall Mountain Ski Area is celebrating its 50th anniversary Feb. 7-9 with 1964 prices – $2 lift tickets for adults and $1 for kids.

The town’s Snowscape Celebration of winter will also feature snow-sculpting, live music, a snowmobile parade, a cardboard derby with a 1960s car theme, snow golf and fireworks.

The small ski area, operated by the town, opened in January 1964 on the slope of the 13,066-foot-tall peak overlooking Silverton.

Town officials noted that with the 1964 prices, a family of four can ski all day for just $6. “It’s worth the drive to Silverton,” said town spokesperson Chelsea Stromberg. “It’s a great place to bring the kids to learn how to ski.”

The ski area features four runs, plus tree runs, small jumps, rails and other features, and is served by a 1,050-foot long chairlift.

Silverton has received more than 93 inches of snow so far this year.

The tiny town high in the San Juan Mountains serves as a hub for a wide range of winter activities, including snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area is open Fridays-Sundays, from 11-4 p.m.

More information is available at www.skikendall.com or www.silvertoncolorado.com.

Silverton Snowscape Schedule:

Light up the Night for Kendall Mountain Ski Area’s Golden Anniversary, Feb. 7-9.


• 1964 Ski Lift Day Pricing: $2 Adults/$1 Kids!

Self guided tours of local snow sculptures. Pick up maps and voting cards at Kendall Mountain Ski Area.

• Durango Cyclery Snow Bikes for Rent/Demo 

• 1964 Ski Lift Day Pricing: $2 Adults/$1 Kids!

• Free Ice Skating & Sledding 

• 1960s-themed Photo Booth


Friday, Feb. 7

• 6 p.m. — Snowmobile Parade to Kendall Mountain

• After Parade — Annual Christmas Tree Burn

• 6 p.m. — Poker Tournament, Kendall Mountain Café, 1421 Greene St.

• 7:30 p.m. — Talent Show: “Light up Your Talent,” Silverton School


Saturday, Feb. 8

• 11 a.m. — Cardboard Box Derby/Theme: 1960s cars

• 12 p.m. — Shovel Race/BYO Shovel

• 11a.m.-12 p.m. — Winter Classic Snow Golf, Silverton Train Depot, 945 Animas Street

• 1p.m. — Broom Ball/BYO Broom

• 4p.m. — Kendall Mountain Youth Art Contest Judging


Saturday night

Celebrate Kendall Mountain Ski Area’s 50th Anniversary!

• 6 p.m. — Kendall’s Ribbon Cutting & Birthday Toast/Cake/ Grand Prize Drawings

• 6:30 p.m. — Grand Prize Drawings

• 6-9 p.m. — Night Skiing with $2 Lift Tickets, Chili Cook-off, Avalanche Brewing Co. Beer Garden, Live 60s  Music w/ Too Little O2, Prize Drawings & Fireworks!

• Ongoing — Costume Contest for “Best Lit” (headlamps, decorative lights, glow sticks, etc) & “Best Dressed” 1964 Celebrity/Famous Persons (007, Marlyn Monroe, Kennedys, etc).

• 8:30 p.m. — Big’ns: Bluegrass/Irish Pub Band, Montanya, 1309 Greene Street


Sunday, Feb. 9

• 11 a.m. — Horseshoe Tournament

• 12 p.m. — K-9 Skijoring/ Snowshoe Joring/Snow Bike Joring, Silverton Train Depot, 945 Animas Street. Awards for speediest & most creatively-costumed human & canine pair!

• 2-3 p.m. — Guided Snow Sculpture Tours

• 4 p.m. — Snow Sculpture Winners Announced


All events at Kendall Mountain Ski Area unless noted.  Schedule is subject to change without notice.

For more information about Events, Contests & Grand Prize Drawings call 970-759-5557 or log onto www.silvertoncolorado.com.

Winter equipment rentals are available through the Wyman Hotel at 970-387-5372, 1371 Greene Street

Please:  No dogs allowed on Kendall grounds!


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