Silver Star Ski Resort, Canada

Silver Star Ski Resort, Canada

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About SilverStar

This charming resort offers a big mountain experience with small town charm you are sure to love. Champagne powder and varied terrain attracts every kind of skier and snowboarder to BC’s third largest ski area.

SilverStar has four distinct mountain faces and 132 marked runs; the progressive terrain is perfect for learning. But don’t be fooled by the quaint town and great learning area – the backside of this mountain offers an uncrowded paradise of over 1,900 acres of steep and deep, black and double black diamond runs. When purchasing

SilverStar village is renowned for its colourful buildings and ski-through main street. SilverStar is home to ‘Adventure Park’ complete with ice-skating rink, tube town, fat bike tracks, mini-snowmobiling and the only tenpin bowling available at a ski resort in the Okanagan!

Known for:

  • Ski-in/ski-out
  • Family friendly
  • Village charm

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Resort Stats

Season  November to April
Average Snowfall  7 metres
Elevation  6,280 ft
Vertical Drop  2,500 ft
Ski Area  3,282 skiable acres
Terrain Park  Yes
Lifts  12
Terrain  15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced, 10% extreme

SilverStar Lift Pass

The value of a SilverStar Lift Pass means you’re able to do so much more than access the mountain. You can also enjoy any or all of these activities:

  • Laugh with your friends and family as you speed downhill on tubes at Tube Town Adventure Park.
  • Play ice hockey or enjoy a romantic lap on a frozen mountain pond.
  • Try rolling along 15km of snow trails on an all-new Fat Bike.
  • Make the most of breathtaking views and unlimited access to 55km of groomed, world-class Nordic trails.
  • Explore a magical 16 km network of dedicated snowshoe trails through forests of giant Christmas trees.

The accommodation at Silverstar is mostly ski-in/ski-out and ranges from budget standard to beautiful vacation homes that can sleep up to 17 people. It is also common for Silverstar condos to have private hot tubs and balconies.

Accommodation

Accommodation for peak season (Christmas – end of January) books out far in advance, we’d recommend booking in accommodation 6 months prior to departure.

SilverStar Ski Packages

To learn more about SilverStar request a quote below or call to chat to one of our knowledgeable consultants. We can help your plan and tailor a SilverStar ski holiday package to suit your budget and preferences. From flights to transfers and lift tickets, we’ve got you covered.

Country British Columbia, Canada
Visa requirementsETA is required for Visitor entry please contact us for more details
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedCanadian Dollar ($)
Ski Area Size3,269 Acres
Highest Point1,915m
Vertical Drop760m
Longest RunEldorado 8 km
Lifts12
SeasonNovember - April
Terrain15% Easiest
40% Intermediate
35% Most Difficult
10% Extreme
Nearest AirportKelowna (YLW) 65km
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Nightlife info

The Village life at Silver Star is very unique. There is something for everyone's fancy.
Long Johns

Is a quaint little pub with a warm local atmosphere and a favorite for mountain staff, with live music and great food, Long Johns is a must on every silverstar holiday.

Bugaboos

Bugaboos is a sweet little bavarian bakery whose specialty is fresh baked cinnamon buns and hot chocolate. it is a perfect spot for brunch or afternoon tea.

Pinheads

Pinheads is Silver Stars famous bowling alley. With 4 lanes and an attached bar and grill, Pinheads is very popular with families. ensure that you book early for this one as they are always busy especially over the christmas period.

Town Hall

Town Hall is a mountain owned cafeteria, with a barista bar now open as well. The coffee from town hall is arguably the best on the mountain, with their array of breakfast goods and being open early makes town hall the perfect place for breakfast to fuel up for a day of riding.

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Culture and history info

Vernon resident Bert Thorburn became the first person to ski in the Silver Star area in 1930. He rode his bike up to the end of a logging road in the area and then walked a distance following forestry trails to a forest fire lookout. He camped there for the night and skied down the next day.

In 1946 the first rope tow was built on Burney Ridge, 800 ft (240 m) long. It was powered by an old four cylinder engine. The cooling system was a 40 gallon water drum hooked up to the radiator. For $.50, you could ski all day.
In 1958 the final three kilometers of the Silver Star road is pushed through by local contractor Ross Postill to the current day village area. Construction of two rope-tow lifts and an A-frame day lodge were also built in 1958. In 1959 a poma lift was installed from the 5,000-foot (1,500 m) level at the parking lot to the top of Silver Star Mountain, replacing the rope tow. In 1964 new t-bars were installed to replace the slower rope tows and 1965 a second A-frame structure was added to the day lodge.

In 1967 and 1968 the Summit and Yellow Chairs (6,000 feet) built by GMD Mueller were installed, making Silver Star Mountain one of the largest ski areas in Canada.

In 1981 Silver Star Sports purchased by Norm Crerar, Charlie Locke, John Hindle, Rob Marshall and John Gow and becomes Silver Star Mountain Resorts Ltd. The first Nordic trails were also cleared. In 1983 the Putnam Station Hotel is built and is Silver Star's first on hill hotel. From 1984-1990 many new hotels and amenities are built on the hill.
In 1990 the Silver Queen chair was built by Doppelmayr and serves as the bunny hill.[1] In 1991 the original Putnam Creek and Vance Creek express quads were built and opened up extensive amounts of terrain.

In 2001 the Schumann family, owners of Big White Ski Resort since 1985, reach agreement in principle with the Honourable Judd Buchanan, (Order of Canada), majority shareholder of Silver Star Mountain Resort on the purchase of the majority assets of Silver Star Mountain Resort. In 2002 Silver Star Mountain Resort invests $10 million in resort expansion plan featuring: The Comet Express, a $5.2 million, six passenger, high speed, Leitner-Poma chairlift which replaces the Vance Creek quad. This state-of-the-art lift is the largest of its kind in Canada, 5,993 feet (1,827 m) in length and with a capacity of up to 3,000 passengers per hour.

Trip time is under six minutes. The Powder Gulch Express replaced the Putnam Creek quad and is also built by Leitner-Poma. This $4.1 million quad has a length of 2,025 metres and provides access to Silver Star's award winning black and double black diamond terrain for over 1,600 snow enthusiasts per hour. $700,000 is also spent on improving guest service infrastructure including a new bakery, a new retail shop, a wonder carpet beginner lift, and upgrades to the Tube Town Adventure Park.

New for the 05/06 season Silver Star Ski Resort announced third new lift in three years, the $5.5 million Silver Woods project. 420 acres (1.7 km2) of never before skied terrain, serviced by a new Leitner-Poma high-speed detachable quad, the "Silver Woods Express". New for the 06/07 season the "Alpine Meadows Chair" a fixed grip quad chair was built in the Attridge area replacing the aging mid T-bar. For the 07/08 season the Silver Queen chair was reconfigured.

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Snow Bird Lodge

123 Shortt Street
Wake up to stunning Monashee Mountain views. Ski-out onto champagne powder. Ski-in after a day a day More info
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Activities

ICE SKATING
Outdoor skating is pure magic on Brewer’s Pond. With a one-hectare natural skating surface, an outdoor fire and music, you’ll want to share the experience with your whole family. There’s plenty of room for hockey enthusiasts and figure skaters alike. Skating day tickets and skate rentals are available at the Tube Town ticket office.

SNOWSHOEING
Snowshoeing has become a favorite pastime for winter enthusiasts because you can get out and enjoy the outdoors completely at your own pace. Its low risk and the health benefits are great! We offer 16 kilometers of single track trails weaving in and around the forested area in lower cross country trails. The trails are of varying difficulty and are clearly marked with hand carved wooden signs and reflective markers so they may be used in the early evening. There are two trail heads providing access from the Village and Adventure Park areas.

TUBE TOWN
Get ready for tubing in a safe, controlled environment. Our tube lift lets you make run after run without hiking back to the top, or ever having to carry your own tube sled. We supply truck sized inner tubes with safety handles. Day tickets are available at the Tube Town Ticket Office.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Welcome to Canada's largest network of daily groomed cross country ski trails.
There's no better way to experience the beauty of Silver Star than exploring our cross country trails. Begin with over 55 km of trails at Silver Star, varying in difficulty from Green to Blue to Black. A dual mountain cross country ski pass will then allow you to explore an additional 50 km of connecting trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. Cross country skiers can take the ski lifts during regular operating hours to the upper trails, or use the cross-mountain trails that gently wind up towards Paradise Camp and the connecting trails to Sovereign Lake.
Two warming huts at Silver Star and one at Sovereign Lake make for fantastic lunch stops. The new "Chap-tik" cabin at Silver Star is the gateway to Alder Point and the most stunning views on the mountain.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Silver Star Has a very diverse range of options at the snow sports school.

Options include:

2hr Group Lessons
Private one on one coaching
Nordic and Telemark
Certification Programs
Edge Camps for women
3 day Ski Improvement Clinics

For the Kids:
The Snowsports Adventure Centre provides daycare for children aged 18 months to 5 years and skiing and snowboarding programs for children up to 12 years old.

At Star Kids Daycare your children will be cared for by our professional daycare workers, there are exciting indoor and outdoor activities planned throughout the day including crafts, activities and games.
Star Kids Daycare also offers a skiing program for children aged 3 to 5 years.

Combine daycare with a 1 hour private lesson in the morning or afternoon, we provide the rental equipment for free.

Beginners can improve their skills on the magic carpet in the enclosed beginner learning area.

Transfers

Transport from Kelowna airport to Silver Star is easy there are plenty of options from private transfers to airport shuttles. If you are not carrying skis it can even be a viable option to take a Taxi. Airport shuttles start at around $70pp contact us for current rates.
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Hot Deals

A full day alpine lift ticket allows you access to more than 3000 acres of skiable terrain at Silver Star. All full day alpine lift tickets now provide you FREE upgrades to include Nordic, Tubing, Skating, Fat Biking and Snowshoe trails!

CHILCOOT LODGE

Includes 2 FREE nights + 2 FREE days lift pass.

Package includes:

7 nights twin share in a Hotel Room at Chilcoot Lodge, Silver Star

7 day Lift Pass (Buy 5 days/ get 2 days free)

From $1199 per person

Valid for travel 1 February - 21 March (higher rates may apply 13-17 Feb) 2020. Book & pay by 31 August 2019. Prices and availability are subject to change.

The Chilcoot Lodge is part of the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre and offers modern amenities and comfort in a variety of standard rooms, 1 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom suites just footsteps from the village centre. The Chilcoot Lodge is also the home of the 3000sq ft Chilcoot Conference Centre, featuring a ballroom and meeting rooms.

FEATURES:

Non-smoking

Cable TV

DVD

Fireplace (in all one bedrooms & two bedrooms)

Free wireless internet access

Shared hot tub

Shared laundry facility

Ski lockers

Ski-in/Ski out

No pets

Conference Center & meeting space



FAMILY SILVER CREEK HOTEL

Includes 2 FREE nights

Package Includes:

7 nights twin share in a 1 Bedroom plus Alcove at Silver Creek Lodge for a family of 4

6 day Silver Star lift pass for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 years & under)

Silver Creek Hotel is best known for its spacious units, warm atmosphere and spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Units include studio and one-bedroom suites, all of which have cable TV, DVD players, fireplace and balconies. Guest amenities include 2 rooftop hot tubs, laundry facilities, wireless internet access and a fitness room.

From $2999 per family

*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 3-31 January 2020 and 22 March – 13 April 2020. Book & pay by 31 August 2019. Kids must be 12 years and under.

Prices and are subject to change at time of booking.

Facilities:

Rooftop hot-tubs

Fitness room

Laundry

Free wifi

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