Silver Star Mountain Resort
The Silver Star Mountain Resort is a scenic, year-round family vacation destination featuring an abundance of snow during winter, numerous adventure activities during summer and a cozy, comfortable and welcoming village every season.
Located 20 km (12 miles) northeast of Vernon, British Columbia, Silver Star Resort is easily accessed via air and road from the gateway cities of Vancouver and Calgary and Just a one hours from Kelowna, where the Kelowna International Airport has various daily flights on Westjet, Air Canada and Horizon.
From mid-November to mid-April, Silver Star Resort gives you 2,500 vertical feet, 107 runs and 2,725 acres of varied terrain.
Two mountain faces, Vance Creek and Putnam Creek, are blanketed with an average annual snowfall of 23 feet , providing an average snow pack of 245 cm (8 ft). The feather-light snow is groomed to perfection with plenty left over for the powder hounds, especially in the 300 acres of open bowl or glade terrain.
Silver Star Mountain
Vance Creek, the south face, features predominantly intermediate and novice terrain with a few expert options accessed from the summit.
Putnam Creek, the north face, is home to some of the most challenging terrain found anywhere. Expert runs plummet through narrow gullies and exhilarating chutes, and there are 11 double black diamond runs.
Ski Silver Star, BC, Canada
Come to ski Silver Star! Nordic skiers have 105 km of core trails with around 80 kms groomed and track set. There are 4 km of track lit for night skiing.
Silver Star Resort annually hosts Canada's National Cross Country Ski Team for early season training and offers a variety of training camps for recreational skiers at the National Altitude Training Centre, located in the Village. This comprehensive fitness testing and training facility features wax rooms, weight training, physio- and massage therapy. On-mountain hotel guests have use of the exclusive Silver Star Mountain Health Club, located in the training center.
Rated as the most informative and friendly ski school in Western Canada, the Silver Star Mountain Ski School provides a variety of skiing, snowboard and cross-country skiing programs. With a staff of 85 professionally trained and certified professionals, every level will be sure to improve -- in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Ski school ski week packages combine lessons and lift tickets for adults and children. The Star Kids Centre provides ski improvement and child care facilities for newborns to 5 years.
Silver Star Ski Resort
The charming Victorian-era village at the Silver Star Ski Resort offers an array of friendly apres ski spots, hotels, restaurants and shops -- all radiating a welcome warmth. A fine selection of hotels, condominiums and vacation homes feature ski-in/ski-out convenience. And dining options range from casual and comfortable dining room settings to light meals and snacks. Families are always welcome and prices are modest.
Other areas of activity include the Tube Park, Brewers Skating Pond, snowshoe safaris, tobogganing and horse and wagon rides. Silver Star Snowmobile Guided Tours provide daily tours of the extensive snowmobiling area within Silver Star Provincial Park. All tours include snowmobiles, fuel and snow boots."
TRAIL RATINGS Easiest: 20 % More Difficult: 50 % Most Difficult: 20 % Experts Only: 10 % Number of Trails: 107 Longest Run: 8 km (5 miles) MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Base Elevation: 3,780 ft (1,152 m) Summit Elevation: 6,280 ft (1,914 m) Vertical Drop: 2,500 ft (762 m) Skiable Area: 2,725 acres (1,103 hectares) Annual Snowfall: 276 in (701 cm) Number of Lifts: 11 Uphill Lift Capacity: 13,800 per hour Types of Lifts: 2 Magic carpets 2 T-Bar Surface Lifts 1 Double Chairs 1 Fixed Grip Quad 1 Detachable Quad 1 Six Pack Express 2 Tube Lifts CONTACT INFORMATION Telephone: 250 542-0224 Snow Phone: 250 542-1745 Facsimile: 250 542-1236