April 8, 2020

“In the early days, when they thought this epidemic was much like other epidemics, religion held its ground. But once these people realized their instant peril, they gave their thoughts to pleasure.”


March 18, 2020

9th Annual Silverton Splitfest

APRIL 16 - 19, 2020

"The San Juan Mountain landscape around Silverton is defined by avalanche terrain. The 550 corridor between Ouray and Coal Bank Pass is arguably the most avalanche prone highway in North America. Silverton is the town that first comes to mind when considering avalanche risk potential to motorists, maintenance workers, (some)...

March 15, 2020

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center publishes a daily hazard bulletin that utilizes the North American danger rating, standardized problem icons and codified language related to avalanche size and likelihood. Diving deeper into the daily report, recreationalists find the Forecast Discussion page, where staffs’ personality, wit and writing talent really shines.

What sha...

March 14, 2020



The Stellar is a collaboration between Silverton Avalanche School and the Friends of the San Juans. These periodic communications are designed to be an educational resource for FOSJ members and are not intended to supplant avalanche bulletins, danger ratings and one’s own personal responsibility for backcountry travel choices and decision making. Si...