Ready to be jealous? The ski patrollers at Colorado's Silverton Mountain turned on the chairlift today and got some extra early season powder turns. Known for epic steeps, lots of snow, and its low-key vibe, Silverton tops out as the highest ski area in North America with a peak of 13,487 feet. They are not slated to open until December 20, 2014, but if these storms keep up (and Joel Gratz from Open Snow says another storm is on the way), you can expect the ski area to open early. And don't be skeptical of the September snow, this happened at Silverton last year, too.
· Silverton Mountain [Official Site]
· Ten Tips To Have the Best Day of Your Life at Silverton Mountain [Curbed Ski]
· The Ultimate Guide to What's New at Ski Areas in 2014-2015 [Curbed Ski]
· Find Never-ending Powder On This Colorado Road Trip [Curbed Ski]