Kendall Mountain Ski Area

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 pass 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 with with Kendall Mountain Ski Area.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
16(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,596'(2,925 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
283'(86 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,313'(2,838 m)

Kendall Mountain Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
19.2out of 100
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Kendall Mountain Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 283 feet.


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.

Skiiable 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.
50%(8 acres)

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.

Blue Square
40%(6 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
10%(2 acres)

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 nearby the town of Silverton, CO.

Silverton, CO 81433 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.81119, -107.65681

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 37.81119, -107.65681 (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.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman FieldALSAlamosa, CO101 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO102 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO106 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SilvertonSilverton, CO13,847 ft100%1 mi
TellurideTelluride, CO13,320 ft89%13 mi
PurgatoryDurango, CO10,822 ft51%30 mi
Chapman Hill Ski AreaDurango, CO6,555 ft49%38 mi
Hesperus Ski AreaHesperus, CO8,888 ft47%42 mi
Powderhorn Ski ResortPowderhorn, CO9,850 ft58%44 mi
Wolf CreekPagosa Springs, CO11,904 ft50%53 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%82 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%88 mi

Kendall Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,596 ft
Base Elevation9,313 ft
Vertical Drop283 ft
(50% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  10% Expert)
Skiable Acres16
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Kendall Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats