If you are looking for a little steep, lift accessable BC-ish terrain in that region of Colorado Wolf Creek is a great option. Sounds like youd be spending a lot of your time in the waterfall area from what you sound like you're looking for. Me, I haven't been to Silverton, from what I've heard it sounds like it exceeds my abilities and desires. That mountain is definitely not for the beginner or even intermediate rider as far as I've been told, you best be pretty well on your shit especially if they haven't seen snow for a short time and get a little carved up.
When the fuck did we get ice cream?