Ski & Snowboard Holidays, Destinations & Deals

SILVERSTAR, british columbia

Breaking News: 11 May, 2020

SilverStar pays it forward with a voucher for use toward any 2020/21 season or POW pass product. As a thank you to loyal passholders, and in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on the 2019/20 season, SilverStar Mountain Resort is issuing 2019/20 season passholders, and POW passholders with unused days, a voucher for use toward any 2020/21 season or POW pass product. The voucher value is based on the type of product purchased for the 2019/20 season and will be good through the 2020/21 season so that you can apply it when you are ready. Read more.

SilverStar Mountain Resort is a charming smaller ski destination, with an architectural style, colour and character reminiscent of an old mining town. There’s nothing quite like SilverStar anywhere else in Canada. It’s easy and a perfect fit for families, to enjoy loads of groomed family friendly terrain for all levels of ability.

Equally, SilverStar delivers the goods with loads of challenging terrain, and proudly boasts a reputation for reliable champagne powder snow, particularly appreciated over on the Putnam Creek backside, with plenty of double black chutes and steeps.  Many of SilverStar’s runs are named after old silver mining claims.

SilverStar is special – a big mountain, a small town feel, with all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds. All with true mid-mountain ski-in, ski-out access.

SilverStar is inland from Vancouver (YVR) — around 4.5 hours by road and serviced by Kelowna International Airport (YLW).

WHY SILVERSTAR?

SilverStar has a well-deserved reputation as a family friendly resort, steeped in mining history. The resort offers true ski-in, ski-out access to 132 runs and 12 gladed areas serviced by 10 lifts. The size is just right for the kids to safely explore the mountain, and enjoy the freedom around the intimate village. The double-black runs challenge the more experienced skiers and riders.

You will find long-time residents and local characters that help give SilverStar its safe, neighbourhood community feel.  A chairlift ride, most likely might find you with locals who are willing to share their secrets that have kept them calling SilverStar home for so long.

The variety of trails and terrain spread across 3,282 acres of skiable terrain is both enchanting and exhilarating for skiers and riders alike. There are four mountain faces, including the world renowned Putnam backside. Here you can play in 1900 acres of challenging double black diamond steeps, for those keen for new and bigger adventures.

SilverStar boasts Canada’s largest daily groomed network of cross-country trails, with 34 miles (55km) of Nordic ski trails from green to blacks to suit beginners to Olympic level athletes, including two certified biathlon ranges.

SNOW HOW TIP: No surprise that SilverStar was awarded #1 Canadian XC Resort (with Sovereign Lake) by USA Today in 2018.

There are no international hotel chains at SilverStar, which is in keeping with its’ authentic charm. Rather, there is a good variety low rise condominium and hotel style accommodation, to suit all budgets. From luxury, slope-side condos like Snowbird Lodge, to more modest hotel style rooms, and many freestanding homes and chalets. Most are ski-in, ski-out; spilling straight into the pedestrian, ski-through village, or located in an area known as the Knoll, with excellent access to chairlifts.

Aerial view of SilverStar

On the après ski scene, at SilverStar there are some totally unique winter activities such as ski-in, ski-out 10 pin bowling; a dinner to the Paradise Camp driven in a snow cat; climbing walls in the National Altitude Training Centre; and fat biking on snow, just to name a few.

There are a reasonable offering of bars and restaurants, however don’t come to SilverStar just for the nightlife. If après ski is your priority, then honestly Whistler or Banff is the place to be seen. This resort is about the powder snow; the skiing and riding; and reconnecting with your family and friends.

SilverStar has become a real favourite with many of our clients – particularly families and cross-country ski enthusiasts. We would recommend you consider this resort if you are planning a vacation to the interior of British Columbia. Many visitors book a dual mountain ski vacation choosing SilverStar with Sun Peaks or Big White. The inter-resort transfer access is straightforward.

 FUN FACT

SilverStar retains the title of having the longest running recreational downhill event in Canada, since its inception in 1981. The Over-The-Hill-Downhill still attracts recreational ski racers from across North America every February.  This is a seriously popular event, with training camps available for those wishing to get into shape.

Over the Hill Downhill
Over the Hill Downhill event – a fun day for all

It’s time to dig out the long skis, the race suit, your need for speed. This incredibly fun and long running recreational downhill ski race pits individuals and teams of four against each other for the glory of being the fastest down the mountain. Teams are entered in a category based on the combined team age ranging from 65 to 225+ years.

 

THE SNOW

Like other resorts in the interior region of British Columbia, SilverStar enjoys exceptional light dry champagne powder snow. It is a completely different microclimate compared to Whistler on the west coast, and not as cold as the Rocky Mountain ski resorts of Lake Louise and Banff. It We recommend definitely factoring this in, when choosing your ski destination. Knee-deep, light, fluffy champagne powder, and relatively milder temperatures, averaging 23F (-5C).

The resort historically averages an annual snowfall of around 23 ft (7 m) without any snowmaking being required. This provides a perfect playground for snow enthusiasts of all abilities to enjoy everything SilverStar serves up: exceptional gladed areas, steep double black chutes with powder stashes, and the consistent corduroy groomers.

THE VILLAGE

The colourful low-rise village sits mid-mountain which means you are never far from the ski runs and lifts. In 2018, SilverStar installed an 8 seater gondola operating from the village centre to the summit. The village is quite small. Accommodations nestle quietly amongst the 18 pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants and six retail stores. There are options for grocery shopping both on-mountain and home delivery.

The colourful and authentic old mining town of SilverStar

DISTANCE

It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk (in ski boots) from one end of the village to the other. Townhouses and chalets are generally another 10-15 minutes’ walk from the village. A free shuttle bus connects the village and accommodation areas, operating on a continuous loop.

OUR ADVICE

SilverStar is worth a visit.  Many clients keep returning, because they love the terrain, the laid-back lifestyle and the charm. This hill has something for everyone. There are no lift lines and great snow. No wonder the locals love SilverStar. Our nordic ski clients love SilverStar too. The world class cross-country trails, the tracks are set daily; ensures our cross-country friends are very much in their happy place at SilverStar. The snow quality is always reliable, and the après ski, albeit low key, is authentic and fun. SilverStar is very kid friendly and also pet friendly.

We would recommend for your first visit to Silver Star to allow at least 4-5 days to really unwind, and enjoy this classic ski resort, and old mining town. Consider a dual mountain resort vacation with either Sun Peaks or Big White. You too might fall in love with the Star and return year after year, like many others. Book now.

WHERE TO STAY

There are two main accommodation areas. The inner village centre where you can stay at Snowbird Lodge, the resorts most luxurious condo style accommodation. For more mid-range options, Vance Creek Hotel and Chilcoot Lodge, and the Bulldog Hotel are worth consideration.

A short 10 minute walk, or free shuttle bus ride you’ll find Firelight Lodge and Creekside Townhouses and condos. Both are excellent choices, being close to Brewer’s Pond Ice skating and Tubetown area, as well as ski to the Silver Queen Chair.  The nearby Knoll area, is home to many chalets and townhouses including the Grandview Condominiums.

SilverStar Resort Map

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT

#1.  A big mountain, with a small-town feel, with all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds. All with true mid-mountain ski-in, ski-out access

#2.  Discover another side of SilverStar — the 65.2 miles (105km) of Nordic trails. SilverStar and their neighbour Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, when combined, deliver the largest daily groomed trail network in Canada.

#3.  Explore steep powder filled chutes, long winch-cat black diamond runs, glades, back-country at Putnam Creek “Backside”

#4.  Enjoy a unique mountain dinner tour. Journey by snow cat, horse-drawn sleigh, snowshoe, or even cross-country ski to one of the charming cabins for an unforgettable experience that you and your family are sure to remember for life.

#5.   Explore a magical 10 miles (16 km) network of dedicated snowshoe trails through forests of giant Christmas trees.

RESORT FACTS
DESIGNATED TRAILS:
#Total Trails Beginner Intermediate Advanced Expert
132 15% 40% 25% 10%

SilverStar Alpine Trail Map

Annual Snowfall:
SilverStar  275in 700+ cm
TERRAIN: RESORT AREA
Sun Peaks 3282 ac 1328 ha
VERTICAL DROP:

2500 ft / 762 m                    Longest Run: 5 miles / 8 km

Summit Elevation 6280 ft / 1915 m
Village Centre 5280 ft / 1609 m
Vertical Drop 2500 ft / 762 m
NUMBER OF LIFTS & UPHILL CAPACITY:
SilverStar 11 14,000 people per hour
NORDIC SKIING:

SilverStar is Canada’s largest network of daily groomed cross-country ski trails.

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of SilverStar than exploring the cross-country trails. Begin with over 34 miles (55 km) of trails at SilverStar, varying in difficulty from green to blue to black. A dual mountain cross-country ski pass will then allow you to explore an additional 31 miles (50 km) of connecting trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.  High elevation and mild winter temperatures provide a perfect recreation area to explore. World-class grooming and outstanding early and late season ski conditions continue to provide some of the best cross-country skiing in the world.

NIGHT SKIING:

When the sun goes down the lights come on at SilverStar. Night alpine skiing is usually available every Friday and Saturday night, 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The resort provides groomed and lit trails accessed by the Gondola, Silver Queen Chairs and “The Zone” Magic Wonder Carpet.

For cross-country skiers, SilverStar maintains 2.5 miles (4 km) of lit Nordic trails available seven nights a week.

SEASON DATES & OPENING HOURS

SilverStar is usually open from late November to mid-April each year.

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION

9.00 am – 3.30 pm Note: These times are provided by the ski resort and can vary based on external conditions, day of the week, school, and public holidays.

 

TERRAIN PARKS
One of Canada’s Best Terrain Parks

SilverStar Terrain Park is a safe and progressive terrain park & rail garden expanding a whopping 16 acres (6.5 hectares). Designed for the progression of riders and skiers, you will find an assortment of all kinds of table tops and step-up jumps designed to help you take your park skiing and riding to the next level.

For a good mix of metal to grind, you’ll also find a huge variety of boxes and rails to satisfy your park cravings. SilverStar’s award-winning Terrain Park is known all over the Okanagan as one of the finest, all-natural-snow terrain parks.

Small Lane

The Small Lane is a terrain park of its own, located next to our Main Park and is the best area for beginner level riders and skiers to shred and progress. Here you’ll find Small ride-ons, lip features, boxes, and snow features including jumps. The small lane has something for every style of Terrain Park learner. The Small Lane entrance is located on lower Big Dipper on the skier’s right hand side of the Terrain Park.

Medium Lane

The Medium Lane in the Terrain Park is the place to be for intermediate level riders and skiers. This lane showcases a line of intermediate level boxes, rails, tubes, and jumps. The Medium Lane entrance is located on lower Big Dipper in the middle of the Terrain Park.

Large Lane

You’ve been practicing your tricks in the medium lane and you feel it’s time to step your game up? Test your skills in the Large Lane! Here you will find a similar line to the XL lane so you can slowly progress your riding before hitting our expert rider training ground. The Large Entrance is located on lower Big Dipper on the skier’s left hand side of the Terrain Park.

X- Large Lane

You’re really starting to get comfortable with your riding and it’s time to hit the big line? Here you’ll find huge jumps and expert level rails that will help you progress your riding to the next level. This lane is home to multiple slopestyle events, and is an awesome training ground to learn new tricks, and throw down.

GETTING THERE


SilverStar Mountain Resort is 40 miles (63.7km) from Kelowna International Airport. From Vancouver by road, the resort is 302 miles (486 km) from Vancouver. The nearest town to SilverStar is Vernon 13 miles (20.9km)

FLY: SilverStar is conveniently positioned in the Interior of British Columbia, less than an hour from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Many of the major airlines have daily direct flights from many major cities, or direct connections from: Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, and Calgary, ensuring SilverStar is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Air Canada, WestJet, Air North, Alaska Airlines and their code share partners ensure straightforward connections from the USA, UK, Australia and Asia.
The resort’s airport shuttle service meets all flights from Kamloops. It usually takes just 60 minutes door to door. If you are flying into Kelowna, shuttles must be reserved 5 days prior to arrival, as they do not meet all flights. Remember to let them know if children need a booster or car seat.

DRIVE: If you are considering a road trip to take in other ski resorts and the spectacular alpine scenery; Whistler is only 5.5 hours away via Highway 99, some 270 miles (433 km), Sun Peaks is just 2.5 hours: 119 miles (191 km) and Big White (via Kelowna) is 1.75 hours by road, 77 miles (124 km) . We can arrange inter-resort transfers.

SNOW HOW TIP: SilverStar Road from Tillicum Road to the Resort is posted as “USE WINTER TIRES OR CARRY CHAINS BEYOND THIS POINT OCTOBER 1 – APRIL 30.” If you plan to travel British Columbia roadways when wintry conditions are a possibility, you should carry chains and be prepared to install them if needed. When you come to a posted sign on the highway stating “Winter Tires or Chains Are Required Beyond This Point”, you must be ready to install chains or have proper winter tread tires before proceeding.
For the latest information about road conditions, closures, travel advisories and webcams, please visit the Drive BC.

SNOW HOW TIP: Winter tyres or chains are mandatory from October 1 to April 30 each year. Winter tyres can be requested for rental cars also. Look for the snowflake symbol on the tyre. Enterprise Car Rental are our preferred car rental company, purely based on positive past experiences, and offering a fleet of vehicles with winter tyres.

GETTING AROUND SILVERSTAR: The SilverStar in-resort shuttle is complimentary and operates throughout the village areas of SilverStar, providing convenient pick-up and drop-off services for guests to and from their accommodations. The shuttle continually services the set route through the operating times. During normal business levels, it will complete a loop on average in 30 minutes. During high volume times, it will take 35- 45 minutes to complete a loop.
• TAXI: There is no taxi company in the resort, however there are two taxi companies operating from Vernon. Contact details: Vernon Taxi 250-545-3337 and Capital Taxi 250-545-1355

BIKES: Fat Biking is available at SilverStar. These bikes are intended for off-road cycling with wider, over-sized tires to handle the snow. Fat biking is only permitted on the designated multi-purpose trails.

OTHER GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Local operators provide low cost bus options from Vernon and Kelowna. Check for current operators Ground transportation.

Snowsports School

SilverStar is home to one of the most innovative SnowSport Schools in Canada and is renowned as being “the best place to learn from the pro’s”. Being such a diverse resort, the team is trained in all disciplines, alpine skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, telemark, cross country fat biking, snowshoeing and skating.

Given the focus on family at SilverStar, the Snowsports School have a very specialized group of instructors/coaches trained to work with young children. This dedicated group creates a warm, fun atmosphere for young students where their skills will be improved to ski or ride safely on the mountain.

FUN FACT: The SilverStar Academy is a comprehensive on-snow skills development series offered exclusively at SilverStar Mountain Resort. These training programs offer coaching at the highest level, and are designed for individuals seeking excellence and improved performance in a variety of alpine disciplines.

SilverStar have a vast selection of improvement lessons and programs. Here are a just a few.  

WOMEN’S ACADEMY

An all-day all-inclusive day on the slopes. Your coach will use every trick in the book to improve your skiing skills. Spend the day exploring a variety of slopes and conditions where your new found skills will make your skiing experience the best it can be.  Take one day or two days throughout the season.

The Women’s Academy Program is limited to 8 x Advanced and 8 x Expert Skiers – Minimum 3 people required at each level.

Bumps Academy (Age 13+) Refine your bump technique. This fun-filled two-day bump camp will show you how to use the terrain to your advantage, maximizing your enjoyment of skiing the bumps, skiing through the trees and all over the mountain. This Academy Program is available for the following ability levels: Minimum 3 per class – Maximum 6 per class

Intermediate – can comfortably ski blue bumps/off-piste blue terrain wanting to acquire skills to ski black bump terrain. Terrain – Horsin around, Frontside bumps – Chute, Show off, Southern Cross etc.

Advanced – Can comfortably ski ungroomed black bump terrain, working on performance and control. Terrain – Quicksilver, High lead, white elephant etc.

Expert – You are comfortable skiing all over the mountain on black diamond terrain, however, want to enhance your bump technique, allowing you to ski with less effort and fatigue. Terrain – Quicksilver, High lead, Head Walls, etc.

 

Masters Academy If you are you 50 years of age or older then this is for you. Join like-minded skiers for a fun-filled two days. Your instructor will work to simplify your ski technique, allowing you to ski with less effort and fatigue; and show you how to use modern ski design and equipment to your advantage giving you more time on the slopes.

This two-day program will build on your strengths and maximize your potential.

This Academy Program is available for the following ability levels:

  • Intermediate – You can control turns on Blue terrain and want to acquire skills to ski more confidently on the steeper Blue terrain.
  • Advanced – You are comfortable skiing groomed Black Diamond terrain, however, want to work on better performance and control.
  • Expert – You are comfortable skiing all over the mountain, however, want to simplify your ski technique, allowing you to ski with less effort and fatigue.
Adventure Camps for Kids Let us the team at SilverStar Snowsports take care of your children for a fun filled 3-Day or 5-Day week of adventure and fun. It’s a week of learning to ski and ride, making new friends, and enjoying all the activities SilverStar Mountain Resort has to offer.

Instructors will ski/ride with your kids throughout the morning, have lunch* with them, then pass the afternoon by trying one of the multitude of activities SilverStar has to offer. Try skating, tubing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, as well as fun filled indoor activities. There are so many things to do on the mountain.

XC Supercamp XC Supercamp offers Canada’s most established cross-country ski improvement camps for adults of all skiing abilities and fitness levels. The Supercamp, will provide an enjoyable, social Nordic experience for every participant that not only develops skiing skills, but also encourages fitness and camaraderie. The camp is perfect for a getaway with friends or family, a personal ski escape, or an early-season training camp.

What’s Included: 

  • Waxing workshop, Après ski wine & yoga, Evening social, Guest speaker, Trail passes for the duration of the camp, Lunches for all days of your camp, Transportation between ski areas, Discount on Silver Star accommodation, Video analysis, Personalized coaching
U19 ACADEMY U19 Academy is a specialized on-snow race and skills development program that focuses on alpine, skier-cross, snowboarding and snowboard-cross. This Academy combines the highest level of coaching with an incredible social atmosphere, where both parents and children can interact with families from around the world.

 

KIDS PROGRAMS

For the tiny tots and children, SilverStar Snow Sports School provides the fun-filled ultimate snow playground for kids, 18 months and older. The focus is on fun, and it’s the perfect place for kids to be introduced to snow sports; gain confidence; and improve their snowboarding and skiing. With lots of activities on and off snow, your kids will be hooked.

Star Kids Daycare At Star Kids Daycare, your children are cared for by professionals who provide them with both indoor and outdoor fun, offering a skiing program for children aged 18 months* to 5 years. Daycare Plus is a full day of daycare with a 1 hour private lesson in the morning or afternoon, and the rental equipment for free.

SNOW HOW TIP: Best to register in advance for child minding prior to your vacation to ensure availability.

RENTALS

Many of our clients, like to bring their own boots, which is a great approach, however to ski or ride on the latest technology equipment, and to save the stress of travelling with your own skis and boards, it’s a great idea to rent your performance skis or board.

At SilverStar you have a great choice of rental gear — providing the latest technology; the best in boot-fitters; and every conceivable accessory and gadget you may need. Located in the Main Street Boardwalk, the location is super convenient in the inner village.

SNOW HOW TIP: TRY THE ULTIMATE RENTAL PACKAGE if you are staying 5 or more days? Want to try it all? Why not try the Ultimate Rental Package which includes unlimited exchanges on all our rental gear. Try skis, boards, Nordic, skates, Fat bikes, and snowshoes…it’s all included in one easy price.

RETAIL THERAPY

SilverStar village has a relatively small offering of retailers. Of note, The Lord Aberdeen Market is a full-service grocery and liquor store where you will find everything you need for your stay. There’s a large variety of fresh produce, meat and fish, locally baked goods, gifts such as Canadian maple syrup, locally made condiments and preserves, along with all the basics you need to cook a wholesome meal. The Lord Aberdeen Market also supplies health and beauty products, phone cards, and a large selection of local wines, beer and liquor.

There are three souvenir and clothing stores, an art gallery featuring local artisans, and a candy store which is a favourite with the young and young at heart.

Retail stores with apparel and equipment for skiers and snowboarders, après ski gear, gifts and souvenirs
Equipment hire and rentals – skis, snowboards, snowshoes, Nordic gear, helmets, clothing, snow bikes
Boot fitter – expert team guarantee comfort & fit     √
Art Gallery with local artisan goods
Kids gear, candy store and souvenirs
Repairs and tuning open daily
APRÈS SKI

SilverStar may seem a small resort, there is plenty of après ski on offer. Here a couple of the best:

SilverStar Wild Horseman Dinner Tour

Enjoy a sleigh ride around private mountain trails to the cosy Wild Horseman’s Cabin. Experience the sights and sounds of nature as you glide your way out to an enchanting secluded cabin. Relax and be treated to a mug of arguably the best homemade hot cocoa and hot apple cider you’ll ever taste, followed by a BBQ buffet dinner fit for a king.

Paradise Camp Snow Cat Dinner

Every Friday and Saturday night, Paradise Camp opens its doors for fine dining. Climb aboard the Paradise Express snow cat and trek through the mountain under moonlit skies to Paradise Camp, located at Putnam Creek on the back side of the mountain.

Paradise Camp has a warm and charming ambience and offers a unique dining experience and superb views of the Monashee Mountains. Enjoy a romantic lantern-lit dinner, and chef prepared menu with an extensive selection of wine, cocktails and martinis to pair with your meal.

Food and wine lovers will delight in SilverStar’s impressive lineup of dining options. Visit the Den for après ski and mouth-watering food or enjoy the best nightlife on the mountain at the Saloon. For the more discernible tastes, head to the Silver Grill for fine dining and great Okanagan wines.

THINGS TO DO

ON MOUNTAIN

Here are a few of our favourite on-mountain activities:-

Mini Snowmobiles SilverStar’s Mini Sleds are perfect for your young ones! Watch your youngsters face light up with excitement as they ride these mini snowmobiles round and round on a designated fenced track. Mini sleds are designed for those aged 6-12 years and under 100lbs
Mountain Hosts The Mountain Host tours (Alpine and Nordic) depart daily from the village at 9:30 AM. The volunteer Mountain Hosts offer their knowledge of the best runs, hidden treasures and some of the easiest route back to the village or your accommodation.

Ski and Snowboard Tours: an introduction to everything that SilverStar has to offer, including best groomed terrain, best views, shortest lift lines, where is the best snow, even the best places for lunch, coffee or après ski activities. Our Mountain Hosts will cater the tour to your ability level, share some interesting local knowledge and show you where you can explore next.

Cross-Country Ski Tours – your Host will show you a sample of Canada’s largest daily groomed XC ski network.  They will also point you in the right direction for more exploration.

Snow Biking Monashee Adventure Group is an outdoor adventure company for the passionate and the extreme rider from all over the globe. Come experience a new level of snow riding within the most incredible Canadian landscape.
Fat Biking Enjoy more than 15 km of fat bike trails open for riders. Fat Biking is included with the purchase of a valid alpine, xc cross day ticket and/or season passes.
 More information regarding these and other activities, available here.

 

OFF MOUNTAIN

For those days when you feel like a change of pace, or perhaps you have non-skiers and riders in your group, here are a few of our favourite ideas:-

Ice Hockey Tour This is a must-do evening activity! Get up close to the action with the Vernon Vipers, the local Ice Hockey team. The resort organizes everything — game day tickets, and transportation to the indoor ice rink in Vernon. As the six-time National Champions you’ll love the Vernon Vipers. Whether you are a diehard hockey fan or a first timer, a true Canadian hockey game will make a great family event. The bus leaves directly from the resort and returns you directly after the game. These games sell out, book early.

SNOW HOW TIP:  Locals always call it “hockey” never “ice hockey”.

Okanagan Valley Lake Country Wine Tour Ask us about local wine tours that operate over the winter season. Lake Country vineyards include 50th Parallel, Ex Nihilo and Gray Monk Experience Lake Country handcrafted wines, home to some of the oldest and most well-established vineyards and wineries in the Okanagan Valley.
More information regarding these and other activities, available here.

SilverStar – near to Lake Country vineyards in winter.

 

Q & A

CAN I BUY GROCERIES?

Yes, the Lord Aberdeen Market is a full-service grocery and liquor store where you will find everything you need for your stay. There’s a large variety of fresh produce, meat and fish, locally baked goods, gifts such as Canadian maple syrup, locally made condiments and preserves, along with all the basics you need to cook a wholesome meal.

The Lord Aberdeen Market also supplies health and beauty products, phone cards, and a large selection of local wines, beer and liquor.

Home Delivery – Butcher Boys in Vernon will also provide an online/home delivery service.

I’VE HEARD SILVERSTAR IS A CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING DESTINATION. PLEASE TELL ME MORE?

Yes, in fact SilverStar Mountain Resort, in partnership with Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, boasts Canada’s largest daily-groomed XC trail network. B with over 55 km of trails at SilverStar, varying in difficulty from Green to Blue to Black. A dual mountain cross-country ski pass will then allow you to explore an additional 50 km of connecting trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

With a valid XC Day ticket or Season Pass, access to the follow chair lifts is available to XC skiers during regular operating hours:

  • Alpine Meadows /|Gondola (when running) – 2 rides/day | Silver Queen | Comet (expert XC skiers only, when Gondola not running)

Lifts provide access to the upper trails, or skiers can use the cross-mountain trails that gently wind up towards Paradise Camp and the connecting trails to Sovereign Lake.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE?

December to February:  Low: -10°C / 14°F   High: -4°C / 24°F
March to May:                  Low: -2°C / 28°F     High: 12°C / 53°F

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

SilverStar Mountain Resort continues to be a family favourite. Here are just some of their recent awards:

 2018/19 Best of the Okanagan Life Magazine:
Best family resort | Best ski resort | Best place to get married | Best Place for an adrenalin rush

2018 Holidays with Kids Awards

  • Best Family Ski Resort in Canada
  • Best Resort for Beginners
  • Best Resort for Advanced Families
  • Best Resort for All Round Activities
  • Reader’s Choice

#1 Great Places to XC Ski – British Columbia Cool Guide 208

#1 Canadian XC Resort (with Sovereign Lake) – USA Today Top10 Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts in USA/Canada

2017 Okanagan Life Magazine – Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan, 6th Year in a Row

2017 HWK Awards

  • Best Family Resort 2017
  • Best for Beginners 2017
  • Best Resort Location 2017
  • Best Resort Atmosphere 2017
  • Reader’s Choice Award

2016/17 Ski Canada Magazine’s “Best of” Awards

    • Best Family Resort
    • Best Grooming
    • Best Terrain Park
    • Best Sun
    • Best News for Tree Skiers