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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.
Silver Star Mountain
The village is easily accessible by ski - you can take a break and grab food without wasting time. The mountain is small enough to feel comfortable but big enough that you could spend a week here. You can always switch between the front and back sides of the mountain if the weather isn't ideal.
With all interior mountains, the snow is dry and won't clog up your bindings like the coastal Vancouver snow. It's dry and fluffy and awesome here.
The down side of Silverstar is that it is smaller than Big White and 90% of runs filter through one chair. It is a fast sextuple chair, so the waits aren't bad, but it can get a little boring going up the same chair all day.