Whether you love beautiful snowfalls and calm frozen lakes or prefer to spend the chilly months cozied up indoors with a hot drink, the Okanagan is undoubtedly one of the best places to live and vacation during the winter season. This region offers mild winter temperatures, plenty of snow and some beautiful sunshine. It’s perfect if you like to participate in traditional winter activities. There’s downhill skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort, scenic cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Sovereign Lake and stunning mountain views on snowmobile trails spanning from Silver Star to Armstrong. There are also a few unique options for anyone looking to try something new this season.

 

Night Skiing –

There is nothing more peaceful then enjoying a calm starlit evening on an illuminated trail. The quiet surroundings make for great conversation and an enjoyable evening spent outdoors with friends and family.

Sovereign Lake, Vernon BC

 

Fat Biking –

Take in your favourite mountain biking trails all year round! Fat bikes have wide tires designed for riding in the snow. Making them a great new way to adventure on the mountains and trails. Rentals are available at Silver Star Mountain Resort & Sun Country Cycle.

 

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides –

Take in the scenery of Silver Star’s back trails on a horse drawn sleigh. After a tour through the picturesque wilderness you’ll be taken to a rustic cabin to warm up and enjoy a hot drink and freshly baked treat or stay for a buffet dinner and dine by firelight with your loved ones.

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