There are rumors that the San Juans are bone dry this winter, and certainly some places are. Durango Mountain has only about a third of its usual snow. But Silverton Mountain has almost 100 percent of average so far this weekend and got another 18 inches this week.
Most people don't know this. Booking at the expert-only mountain is down even though the skiing is great right now.
So steep freaks have an opportunity in the next few weeks. Many of the often sold-out 80 slots a day for skiing at Silverton are open for the next few weeks. Log on to www.silvertonmountain.com to check availability. Then brush up on your skiing, because this place is the real deal.