The Silver King Inn & Suites is at the Top of the Rockies!
Take Highway 91 South off of West Interstate 70 just before Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Drive 22 miles to the Historic town of Leadville. As you enter Leadville you will veer left onto Hwy 24 also known as Poplar St. You will see the Silver King Inn and Suites on the left.
We are conveniently located for any of your needs with several businesses within walking distance & our historic downtown is only a short 1 mile drive!
There are many fun & exciting activities nearby!
Ski Cooper (7 miles)
Mount Elbert/Mount Massive Hiking Trails (12 miles)
Mount Massive Golf Course (3 miles)
Turquoise Lake (5 miles)
Twin Lakes (18 miles)
Pictures by Stephanie Wagner & Shannon Ferguson
Leadville, Colorado sits at the heart of the Rockies at 10,152ft making it the highest incorporated city in the United States. Situated within the San Isabel National Forest and surrounded by three wilderness areas, Leadville is popular with hikers and campers. The Mount Massive Wilderness, the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, and the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness are all within a few miles of Leadville. We’re home to the 2 highest peaks in Colorado, Mount Massive & Mount Elbert & are notable for having a large number of 14,000 foot peaks viewable from town.
Leadville has an alpine subarctic climate with cold winters and mild summers. Need a break from the heat? Summers rarely peak above 72 degrees & we see over 310 days of sunshine throughout the year!
Snow falls 9 months a year here making us the first & last place in Colorado for snow in the season. We average 149 inches a year & maintain it with over 100 miles of groomed trails.
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Once a booming mining camp, Leadville is one of the last preserved mining towns in the state and has more original turn-of-the-century buildings and houses than any other mountain community. There is no shortage of heritage tourism opportunities here. Leadville also has more museums and historical sites per ca-pita than nearly any other city in Colorado. Originally called Silver City, Leadville was the last place Doc Holliday was a law man and the first proposed capital of the state. In the late 19th century, it was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver.
Leadville is truly a mecca to be experienced! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiasts, history buff, or just looking to enjoy life 2 miles high, we have it all!
Click below to experience all that Leadville has to offer!
9 REASONS WHY LOCALS LOVE LEADVILLE (AND SO WILL YOU)
5 WAYS TO SNOWSHOE LEADVILLE!
Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, snowshoeing is a fun, easy way to enjoy the fluffy snow in North America’s highest city. Come try this affordable sport on Leadville’s 100 miles of groomed winter trails. Our snow’s so good that we were chosen to host the 2020 DION Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships, Feb. 28-March 1, 2020. It even has a Citizens’ Race and Kids Kilo open to all!
Experience Leadville in the winter & play like the locals!
Leadville, Colorado, stars in a new Street Level series from Colorado Public Television (Channel 12). In two intriguing shows, host Juliana Broste will honor 10th Mountain Division heroes, snowcat to Chicago Ridge, schuss Ski Cooper, explore Leadville’s fat tire biking scene, visit the Tabor Opera House, and check out Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and sleep yurts.
Watch both episodes below!
Check out all of our local events !
Tennessee Creek Basin is now open at Cooper! If you seek the high adventure of steep double black diamond tree skiing, Cooper’s new terrain is for you! Check out the expansive views of Chicago Ridge while skiing & snowboarding on the east-facing slopes. Cooper is growing with the best beginner terrain, long intermediate groomers and now with amazing steeps.
Cooper is the very definition of authentic skiing, with the softest snow surface in Colorado. We have terrain variety for all abilities, including the finest learning and beginner terrain in the country, up through epic powder, glades, and bumps. We have the friendliest smiling faces ensuring the most family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find. We have no lift lines (unless you consider a couple minutes a “lift line”). We have a ski and ride school that will get you on the snow and having fun or tweak your skills to take you to the next level in our renowned ski and snowboard lessons and clinics. We have plenty of tasty food & bev options in the cafeteria, and an Irish Pub for lunch and apres-ski fun that would make Katie O’Rourke herself blush. And guess what? You can afford it. And you can afford to bring the whole family, too. Join the Cooper Family today!
Upcoming Ski Cooper Events:
2 for Tuesdays & $30 Thursdays Through the end of March!
Live Music at Katie’s every Thursday & Saturday!
Mountain Top Yurt Dinners
Take a snowcat ride to the top of Cooper for a delicious gourmet meal on the top of the mountain. Your meal will be a pairing of locally sourced ingredients & local wines served in a cozy yurt. Return to the base by snowcat transportation. It’s an unforgettable experience!
Open every Saturday through March 28th!
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Check out the upcoming Fat Biking events for 2020!
For more information about any of these Winter Events please click the image above
Ladies Night at The Hat
Come join us to Celebrate all of the Ladies in Leadville EVERY Monday until February 17th! Happy hour prices ALL night for the ladies
Contra Dances on the 1st Fridays at Freight through May!
Just come to the door and check in!
Family friendly! All kids under 12 are free.
Doors open at 6-Dancing starts at 7
Join us at the Healy House & Dexter Cabin where Admission is free all day!
Giri Watts & Special Guest, Ryan Knapton will host DONEK DAYS with Woodward® Copper for select 3 day experiences in January, February, March, and April. This will be a semi-private group experience, with a maximum of 5 participants per session. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to slide with two riders on the cutting edge of snowboarding, helping to fuel the carving revolution in their own unique ways.
Giri is fully certified with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, and works as an Educator with the Rocky Mountain Division of the organization. Based at Copper, he teaches snowboarding in winter, and is the Head Coach for Woodward Copper Summer Camp.
Ryan Knapton is a YouTube sensation with an authentic passion for sharing the love of snowboarding. He uses a refined foundation in competitive halfpipe/freestyle riding to inspire thousands of snowboarders daily with his contributions to the community.
We promise you can’t get instruction like this anywhere else in the world and at a world-class resort like Copper Mountain in Colorado.
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Check out all the fun things to do in & around Leadville with our free online guides!
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