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On the main street of town, Mobius offers inexpensive breakfast options, like granola or eggs and bacon. The Chai doesn’t come from a box and a local roaster provides the coffee beans. Offering one of the only functioning wireless internet signals in town, Mobius serves a strong cup of coffee and as a social epicenter for a town of just over 500 people. Try a Mate Latte and breakfast burrito.
Founded in 1885, mining history is deeply embedded in the culture of Silverton; the town’s ski roots are relatively new. Experience over 100 years of mining history by staying at the Teller House, located in the upstairs of a building on the main street. The creaky floors, black and white photos, and antique décor set the scene. Room rates range from $85 to $125 per night.
Morning yoga sessions always improve a day of skiing, especially on heated floors next to a wood stove. The Silverton Movement Center offers classes ranging from yoga, Pilates, and belly-dancing. For just $12, visiting skiers can drop into any class.
Montanya is more of a tasting room than a bar. At Silverton’s elevation of 9,305 feet, the booze goes straight to your head—so take it slowly. With cocktails such as Lucky Lady, the Blackberry Orange Mojito, and the Thai Boxer, even fastidious rum lovers will experience difficulty in following the locals’ rule, “one and done.” Try the Sriracha Sour if you prefer spicy drinks or the Rio de Janeiro to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Located just downstairs from the Teller House, the San Juan Grill is known for consistently good food. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for many skiers the grill is the only restaurant they visit. Offering a range of local and organic meats, cheeses, and produce, Silverton’s San Juan Grill is a little pricier than other options in town.
Often referred to as “P.O.W” by the locals, Pride of the West is the late night bar in town. If you happen to be walking down Greene Street around midnight, P.O.W is the only place exhibiting any kind of commotion; a sidewalk full of cruiser bikes, huskies, and people in puffy coats. Check out a night featuring a band, guaranteed to be the most crowded gathering you will find in Silverton.