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 ski holiday 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 ski holiday destination 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 3,269 acres of skiable terrain and 132 marked runs spread across four mountain faces, the variety of terrain 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 B.C.
  • 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 3,269 acres are blanketed by up to 7 metres annually of  all natural powder snow.  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.

Mountain Statistics

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
Avg. Annual Snowfall 7 Metres
Terrain Beginner 15%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 35%
Terrain Expert 10%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

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Other Activities

At SilverStar there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowshoe
  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Tubing
  • Adventure Park
  • Fat biking
  • Mini Snowmobiles
  • Indoor climbing at the National Altitude Training Centre
  • Pinheads Bowling Alley

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.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

Accommodation

SilverStar has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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