I have to say I meant my harsh review based on my ONE trip there. Our guide would take us to a shot promising fresh Pow. When we got there it was usually crud and if he did not make us ski the crud, he would give us a very narrow slot to spoon all our tracks in. This was on the eve of a huge dump with unskied bowls all around us. Our crew was very experienced in back country skiing and mountaineering, so we kind of skoffed at our "guide", especially when he said several of the non-descript shots we skied were first descents. He was an incredible douche. One skier in our group who guides and patrols out of Chamonix wrote a scathing letter to the area owner about our experience.
The reality is that the area is great for people with limited backcountry experience. I was disappointed. I would rather hike the whole distance in the backcountry and cut out the lift and guide fee. The unguided skiing might be good but I have not done that in Silverton
I wish the owners good luck, and I like their ideals, but I doubt I will be going back