Silver Star

British Columbia, Canada

About Silver Star

Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every kind of skier to BC’s third largest ski area, with over 3,269 skiable acres. 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.

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Snow Resort Stats

Mountain

Silver Star
  • Elevation Top 1915m
  • Elevation Bottom1155m
  • Vertical Drop 760 metres
  • Skiable Terrain 1240ha
  • Longest Run 8 km (5 miles)
  • Beginner 20%
  • Intermediate 50%
  • Advanced 30%
  • Total Number of Trails 115 Marked Downhill Trails

Lifts

Silver Star
  • Total 12
  • Highest Lifted Point 1,915 metres (6,280 feet.)
  • Gondolas & Trams 0
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed Quads 2
  • Quad Chairs 2
  • Triple Chairs 0
  • Double Chairs 1
  • Surface Lifts 4
  • Uphill Capacity 14,000 skiers/boarders per hour

Snow Making

Silver Star
  • Snow Making n/a
  • Total Number of Guns n/a
  • Annual Average Snowfall 7m

Terrain Parks

Silver Star
  • Total 1
  • Name TELUS Park
  • Half Pipes 1
  • Half Pipe Size 140m
  • Total Terrain Park
  • Area Size 16 acres (6.5 hectares)

Silver Star: Insider Ski & Snowboard Tips

Silver Star village is a chocolate-box cute approximation of a ye-olde British Columbian mining town framed by the stunning Canadian Rockies. It’s all pillbox reds and sunflower yellows and saloon-style architecture rendered in hyper-colour against a cornflower blue sky. Although this can’t be true, in my memory the sun always shines in Silver Star. I know it can’t be true because the resort has some of the best natural snow going, over 700cm annually actually, but it seems Silver Star has contrived to receive most of its snow at night – clever.

Silver Star: Access

Silver Star Mountain Resort is located 55 minutes North of Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Indeed this makes Silver Star the closest Western Canadian Resort from Toronto and many other Canadian & US cities! With Kelowna International Airport’s Runway Extension it is easier than ever to get there; more planes, more capacity, more direct routes, less hassle, more time for fun!

 

Kelowna International Airport is serviced by many of the top Canadian and American airlines — Air Canada, AIr North, Jazz, WestJet, United Airlines and Alaska Air.

 

Fly Westjet with direct flights from many Canadian centres.

 

Air Canada/Jazz have non-stop flights into Kelowna from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto plus easy access through all of these gateways.

 

Air North now offers direct flights to Kelowna from Whitehorse on Thursdays and Sundays

 

Alaska Airlines have 3 flights daily on their comfortable Q400’s from Seattle into Kelowna with connections from all Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air gateways

 

Short, daily direct flights from Vancouver allow for quick and convenient connections for our overseas guests. Daily non-stop flights into Kelowna are also available from Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Whitehorse, Seattle, San Fransisco, Las Vegas as well as Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and even Cancun Mexico.

Silver Star: Accommodation

Silver Star offers up a variety of accommodation options from condos, lodges to ski-in ski-out hotels. Many of which are striking in terms of their appearance and colourful exteriors!

Silver Star: Restaurants & Après

Silver Star is a fairly sedate mountain resort, which can either be a very good thing or a bad thing, depending on what you’re after! Much of Silver Stars accommodation’s are entirely self-sufficient so you find many visitors don’t eat out. That said, there are still a number of dining options which can be looked into in greater detail here.

Silver Star: Non-Skiing Activities

Do it all at Silver Star. You can experience activities such as: rock climbing, horse sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and more.

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