Hey all - Cody here (if you missed my first lodge post - check it out here).

As a yearly destination for our crew, we’ve talked about Silverton Colorado before. Some of you may be familiar with Silverton from their Red Bull collaboration where Shaun White trained for the olympics on an epic private halfpipe, or perhaps you’ve had the privilege of riding there yourself?

For those that are not familiar with Silverton Mountain, it’s a snowboarder founded, limited access (less than 100 tickets sold per day), guided backcountry experience with the convenience of a lift to get you your first 2000 feet of vert.

If you’d like to spring for the helicopter experience, that is an option as well, but my favorite is to earn those turns with some time in the boot pack.

Photo Credit Sean Slobodan at

Silverton is a magical place. The views from the top are amazing and the tree runs are some of the best I’ve ever had. As you can see from the photos, Silverton is not for the faint of heart. The mountain terrain is advanced to expert level only and you should be in good physical condition as it is strenuous activity at high elevations (12k ft). You should also expect to get thorough safety briefings each morning and bring approved avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel) in a backpack in order to get access to the mountain. Rentals are available for those that don’t have your own.

Amazing views, killer powder that lasts for days, and top notch guiding services make Silverton a truly unique and amazing experience that keeps me coming back each year.

Doug McAvity (below) and Rob Roof (above)

Just a few of the great guides at Silverton

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While I love the solitude and tranquility of the mountains, I think that my favorite part about our yearly Silverton trip is ultimately time with my homies, doing what we love most.

See ya out there,