It's no secret that Colorado is home to world-renowned ski resorts like Aspen and Vail. These mountain towns bring in tourists, celebrities, and locals in droves and are well-known to all.

However, there are also ski resorts in Colorado that are considered to be more of hidden gems and one of those ski mountains has an incredibly unique experience that simply isn't offered at your typical, commercialized resort.

Silverton: Colorado's Best-Kept Secret

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Silverton, Colorado is a tiny town in Colorado's rural, high country near Telluride. However, unlike Telluride, Silverton doesn't have any mansions owned by Jerry Seinfeld of Oprah.

In fact, Silverton is known for its largely untouched powder days as well as an experience you've likely never heard of that will give any skier or snowboarder an extra adrenaline rush.

Silverton Colorado's Heli Skiing

Besides being a hidden gem ski resort that caters to locals, Silverton Mountain Ski Area offers something called Heli Skiing, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.

Basically, you wait at the bottom of the mountain for a helicopter to pick you up, fly you to the top of the mountain, and drop you off so that you can ski or snowboard down.

Heli Skiing is available 7 days a week while the resort is open with certain exceptions, all of which you can find on the mountain's website.

If this sounds like something you'd like to do, the cost of a Heli Skiing experience at Silverton can run you anywhere from $189 to thousands of dollars, but that is all available on the resort's website as well.

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