It’s good news for skiers and snowboarders looking for more variety. Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton, Colorado officially joined Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) this past weekend and has become the 24th member of the trade association. The smaller ski area located in the southwest San Juan Mountains is a great place for skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

Kendall Mountain is in its 53rd year of operation and is run and owned by the town of Silverton. Locals are excited to establish their city on the map as a skier’s destination, and it’s not hard for them to win over out-of-towners who love snow sports. Adult lift tickets are only $25 per day, making Kendall Mountain a cheap paradise for those who want to practice their skiing and snowboarding skills without breaking the bank.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area. Photo courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA.

The ski area also offers four groomed trails, multiple tree runs, a terrain park, an ice skating rink, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Kendall Mountain’s addition to CSCUSA also means it’s eligible for existing pass programs, which “offers fifth-graders three free days of skiing and riding at 23-member resorts and sixth graders four days for only $125, and the Gems Card, which can be purchased for $25 and provides two-for-one lift tickets or 30% off adult lift tickets at the now 11 Gems Resorts,” according to Colorado Ski Country.

“Kendall offers a fun, laid-back, family-friendly environment for skiers and riders of all abilities within minutes of Silverton’s downtown,” said Malcolm MacDougall, Ski Area Operations Manager of Kendall Mountain.

So make sure you check it out. Kendall Mountain operates weekends from Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the town of Silverton’s website for more information including additional ticket prices and a full schedule.