Kendall Mountain Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Silverton, CO.
We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Kendall Mountain Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Kendall Mountain Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Kendall Mountain Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Kendall Mountain Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Kendall Mountain Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Terrain Overview
Kendall Mountain Ski Area has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Kendall Mountain Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 16 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Kendall Mountain Ski Area's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Elevation
Kendall Mountain Ski Area has a summit elevation of 9,596 feet, or 2,925 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,313 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 283 feet (86 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 9,596 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Difficulty Level
20out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Kendall Mountain Ski Area has 16 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Kendall Mountain Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Kendall Mountain Ski Area good for beginners?
Kendall Mountain Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Location
Kendall Mountain Ski Area is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Silverton, CO.
Silverton, CO 81433 USA
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Getting to Kendall Mountain Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Kendall Mountain Ski Area), its coordinates of 37.81100, -107.65700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Silverton, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Kendall Mountain Ski Area.
|Durango-La Plata County Airport||DRO||Durango, CO||46 mi|
|San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field||ALS||Alamosa, CO||101 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||102 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Kendall Mountain Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Kendall Mountain Ski Area.
|Silverton||Silverton, CO||13,487 ft||100%||1 mi|
|Telluride||Telluride, CO||13,150 ft||90%||13 mi|
|Lee's Ski Hill||Ouray, CO||0 ft||0%||14 mi|
|Lake City Ski Hill||Lake City, CO||8,847 ft||0%||23 mi|
|Purgatory||Durango, CO||10,822 ft||53%||30 mi|
|Chapman Hill Ski Area||Durango, CO||6,555 ft||51%||38 mi|
|Hesperus Ski Area||Hesperus, CO||8,888 ft||49%||42 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||44 mi|
|Wolf Creek||Pagosa Springs, CO||11,904 ft||52%||53 mi|
|Cranor Hill Ski Area||Gunnison, CO||7,000 ft||0%||68 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||82 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||88 mi|
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,596 ft|
|Base Elevation||9,313 ft|
|Vertical Drop||283 ft|
(50% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 10% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|