A look at Silver Mountain's past | Environment
Back before the majority of the world knew what snowboarding was, there was skiing and it was fashionable. Here's some photos taken at Silver Mountain back in the day - possibly the late 1970s or early 1980s. Marketing director, John Williams, isn't sure of some of the date, but says it was before his time.
The resort is gearing up for their "Jackass Day" on Friday. It's actually a day dedicated to the historical creation of the resort in 1968.
Earlier today we mentioned the history behind the event: "Jackass Ski Bowl on Wardner Peak opened to the public in January 1968 with a single Riblet chair. After four years, the name was changed to Silverhorn Ski Area. Then in 1990, it became known as Silver Mountain, after a major expansion of trails on Kellogg Peak."
Williams also had another historical factoid up his sleeve. The resort was supposed to open in December, but there wasn't enough snow, so they had to delay until January 7th, 1968 - thus Jackass Day.
- Celebrate Jackass Day at Silver Mountain [January 4th, 2011]