North of Durango in Silverton, the Kendall Mountain Ski Area has 4 runs spread over 35 acres that are served by 1 lift with a maximum vertical descent of 240 feet. This is a small local ski area that complements the larger Silverton backcountry ski area. It's perfect if you bring kids along while you're up at the Silverton Mountain. For some apres ski, try the new Golden Block Brewery, Miners Tavern, Gradys Bar or Explorers Club.
To reach the snowboarding at Kendall Mountain Ski Area from the south, head north on US550 over Coal Bank and Molas Passes. From the North, take US550 over Red Mountain Pass. Drive into Silverton, turn right at Town Hall (14th Street). Kendall Mountain is at the end of the road (approx 4 blocks). The nearest airport is Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO), which is served by United Airlines and American Airlines.
TIP: The Kendal Mountain Ski Area is only open Friday through Sunday.
Overall, Kendall Mountain Ski Area is the 25th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Kendall Mountain Ski Area including Silverton Mountain, Durango Mountain Resort, Chapman Hill and Ski Hesperus.
Local Contacts: Kendal Mountain Ski Area (970) 387-0182; Durango Avalanche Info (970) 247-8187
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Triangle Motel, Silverton (970) 387-5780
Luxury Loding: Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton; Alma House (970) 387-5336
Breakfast Restaurant: Brown Bear Cafe, Silverton; Mobius Coffee
Reference Source: click here http://www.skikendall.com/
GPS: 37.811496, -107.657197
Date Published: 1/2/2016
Date Updated: 12/18/2017
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