I just took advantage of our recent early season snowfall and did a few ski turns off of Red Mountain Pass. There may not be any snow left in town, but there was enough on Red to manage a few turns.
Red Mountain Pass is renowned for backcountry skiing. The area is now represented by a new chapter in the Backcountry Snowsport Alliance. Work has begun on signs and kiosks to designate the non motorized areas.
If you are in the backcountry in snow season, ALWAYS carry and know how to use Avalanche safety equipment. If you haven't been trained in avalanche safety, the Silverton Avalanche School will offer an excellent Level I course this January.