SilverStar

Located high above British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and a 55 minute drive north from the Kelowna International Airport, SilverStar is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for a big mountain experience away from the line-ups. SilverStar is a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience, whether it’s discovering winter for the first time, or reacquainting with fond childhood memories.

Overview

SilverStar is a place your family will remember for life. The village is lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, and with its mid-mountain location your days will start with a ski run and not a lift line. This colourful, intimate village has everything you’ll need within a short walk. No vehicles needed here!

With 3,282 acres of skiable terrain and 131 marked runs spread across four mountain faces, the variety is British Columbia’s third largest skiable terrain. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder filled chutes, long winch-cat groomed black diamond runs, glades, back-country, Terrain Park and more combine to keep all levels of skiers and boarders entertained.

The resort is immense, it’s incredible, and you will feel like you have it all to yourself.

  • Excellent ski-in, ski-out accommodation
  • Canada’s first all inclusive My1Pass Lift pass
  • Magical fairy-tale village
  • 3rd largest Ski Area in BC.
  • 100% Pure and Natural Snow
  • Olympic Calibre Grooming
  • Ski School and Kids Adventure Centre
  • Wide open, uncrowded slopes.

With its renowned dry, fluffy Oakanagan powder snow, Silver Star is a mountain with many attractions. The mountain’s stunning 3,282 acres (1,328  hectares) are blanketed by 23+ feet (700+ cm) annually with all natural powder snow. There is no snowmaking equipment in the resort – SilverStar doesn’t need it. Experience 2,500 vertical feet (760 metres) of descent from the top of the mountain. Comfortable daytime temperatures average –5 C, (27F), cold enough to keep the snow light and fluffy, yet absolutely perfect for skiing.

SilverStar’s backside is huge! With over 60 runs on the backside of the mountain, 43+ of which are either Black or Double Black Diamond, there is something for everyone.  The backside or Putnam Creek as it is otherwise known, is serviced by the high-speed Powder Gulch Quad, and is renowned for black diamond runs and deep powder snow that will test even the most fervent skier or snowboarder. Winch-cat grooming nightly of the Black Diamond runs creates steep fall line cruising that will leave you breathless.


Getting there

SilverStar’s friendly and intimate atmosphere isn’t he only thing that makes us the ideal getaway. Nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s interior, coming to stay at SilverStar is really easy from New Zealand and Australia.

Centrally located near Kelowna’s International airport – a quick and convenient shuttle makes it possible to fly and ski the same day.


Kelowna Airport/Silver Star Shuttle Service

Silver Star is less than an hour’s drive away from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Upon arrival you can choose to rent a vehicle, or have a shuttle bus to meet you at the airport. With direct flights from Vancouver, Seattle and more, you’ll be spending less time “on the road” and more time on the mountain.


Statistics

Top Elevation 1,915 Metres
Base Elevation 1,609 Metres
Vertical Drop 760 Metres
Skiable Terrain 3,282 Acres
Lifts 12 lifts
Runs 131
Ave Annual Snowfall 700 cms
Terrain Beginner 15%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 35%
Terrain Expert 10%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Accommodation

Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you plan the Canadian SilverStar getaway you’ll never forget. Whether it’s a reunion with friends, a family vacation, or a last minute getaway, SilverStar has a perfect holiday waiting for you.

With great ski-in / ski-out options throughout our mid-mountain village, from budget accommodation to luxury…. We are sure to find the perfect fit for your Canadian winter holiday.

Ask our snow travel specialist for more information.

        

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Other Activities

SilverStar is a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience, whether it’s discovering winter for the first time, or reacquainting with fond childhood memories. Home to Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass, families are able to enjoy a wide variety of activities all included in their My1Pass alpine day lift ticket or season pass.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views and unlimited access to 55 kilometres of groomed, world-class Nordic trails.
  • Explore a magical 16 kilometres network of dedicated snowshoe trails through forests of giant Christmas trees.
  • Play ice hockey or enjoy a romantic lap on a frozen mountain pond.
  • Laugh out loud over and over with your friends and family as you speed downhill on tubes at Tube Town.
  • Adventure Park.
  • Try out fat biking on 15+ kilometres of trails. It is our newest snow sport, and one growing exponentially in popularity worldwide.

After the kids have ripped up the mountain during the day, they can enjoy the challenge of indoor climbing at the National Altitude Training Centre, family night at Tube Town, or a friendly game at Pinheads Bowling Alley. In addition, there are a host of free activities like arts and crafts nights or story time by the bonfire in the heart of the village.

Food and wine lovers will delight in SilverStar’s impressive lineup of dining options. Visit the Den for après ski and mouthwatering food or enjoy the best nightlife on the mountain at the Red Antler. For fine dining, head to the Silver Grill for locally inspired fare and great Okanagan wines. Those looking to combine adventure with their meal can explore a number of specialty dining experiences, including a snow cat ride under the stars to Paradise Camp or a snowshoe dinner tour to The Wild Horseman’s Cabin.

One visit to SilverStar and you will understand why so many people love to call it “my mountain.” It is a resort like no other – a year-round one-of-a-kind experience. Summer visitors come for the hiking, award-winning downhill bike park, XC biking trails, and family-friendly fun. Winter visitors return season after season for the mid-mountain ski-in, ski-out convenience, beautiful all-natural and guaranteed snow, friendly village, and progressive terrain.

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