Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every kind of skier to BC’s third largest ski area. The colourful mid-mountain village offers true ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, and Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket provides affordable, family-friendly fun for guests. With four distinct mountain faces and 132 runs, the progressive terrain is perfect for learning. For the more adventurous, the backside of the mountain is an uncrowded paradise of over 1,900 acres of steep and deep, black and double black diamond runs.
True mountain weather is what you will find at Silver Star, the slightly cooler temps and heavier annual precipitation make for the ultimate ski conditions, however the mountain does warm up nicely in the summer. Summer highs average 20°C and winter lows drop to -4°C, the annual snowfall is 275 inches or more, no snowmaking required.
Silver Star offers too many activities and amenities to possibly list them all. Canada’s third largest ski resort with 132 marked runs, appeals to avid skiers and snowboarders as well as those looking to enjoy more laid-back activities like skating, tubing and snowshoeing. The summer months are a great time to explore the trails on a mountain bike, enjoy the scenery on the gondola, go for a horseback ride or take a wildflower tour. There really is something to suit anyone. Cafes, restaurants and markets are all walking distance of each other in the Village. Spend a morning on the slopes, stop by the café for a warm pick me up and spend the afternoon at the spa. Silver Star is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
Traveling by car, Silver Star Resort is only a short 22-minute drive to Vernon and all amenities. The Ski Bus shuttle service runs regularly from Vernon to Silver Star throughout the ski season. For those visiting from further away, an airport shuttle service from The Kelowna International Airport will have you on the mountain less than an hour after landing.
Food & Drink:
There are a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes lining the streets of Silver Star Village. Cozy comfort food options, elegant fine dining and a perfect latte from one of the local coffee shops are all within walking distance.
The homes, condos and cabins at Silver Star Resort are a sight to see, brightly painted chalets stand out against the mountainside and give the mountain a cheerful vibrant appearance. These cozy mountains homes make the perfect part-time home away from home during the winter months or a welcoming homestead for those who stay on the mountain full-time.
Outside of the typical mountainside activities, Silver Star hosts live music shows, sporting events, food and drink festivals and more. Look out for the SEISMIC Mountain Festival, a 10 day festival of sports, music and art. The Vernon Winter Carnival makes its way to the mountain for ice sculptures and the Summer Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival features stunning mountain views and a variety of craft wine, beer, cider and spirits.