SilverStar

Located high above British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and a 55 minute drive north from the Kelowna International Airport, SilverStar is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for a big mountain ski holiday experience away from the line-ups. SilverStar is a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience, whether it’s discovering winter for the first time, or reacquainting with fond childhood memories.

Overview

SilverStar Mountain Resort is a ski holiday destination your family will never forget. The village is lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, and with its mid-mountain location, your days will start with a ski run and not a lift line. This colourful, intimate village has everything you’ll need within a short walk.

SilverStar is British Columbia’s third-largest when it comes to skiable terrain offering 3,282 acres, and has 132 marked runs spread across four mountain faces. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder filled chutes, long winch-cat groomed black diamond runs, glades, back-country, terrain park and more combine to keep all levels of skiers and boarders entertained.

The resort is immense, it’s incredible, and you will feel like you have it all to yourself.

  • Family-friendly
  • Excellent ski-in, ski-out accommodation
  • Colourful winterland village
  • Variety of terrain
  • Canada’s first all-inclusive My1Pass Lift pass
  • 3rd largest Ski Area in B.C.
  • 100% Pure and Natural Snow
  • Olympic Calibre Grooming
  • Ski School and Kids Adventure Centre
  • Wide open, uncrowded slopes.
  • Abundant, dry champagne powder

With activities both on and off the slopes, the welcoming ski-in, ski-out village is the perfect place for the ultimate mountain escape. And while there may be a big mountain with a ton of fun things to do, it’s the welcoming, friendly nature that keeps guests smiling.

SilverStar’s backside is huge! With over 60 runs on the backside of the mountain, 43+ of which are either Black or Double Black Diamond, there is something for everyone.  The backside or Putnam Creek as it is otherwise known, is serviced by the high-speed Powder Gulch Quad, and is renowned for black diamond runs and deep powder snow that will test even the most fervent skier or snowboarder. Winch-cat grooming nightly of the Black Diamond runs creates steep fall line cruising that will leave you breathless.

Top tip: “Get on the Gondola! SilverStar has 10 lifts with their newest addition an 8-seater Doppelmayr Gondola which will take you from the heart of the village to the top of the mountain in just 4.5 minutes. Once you’re up the top you have access to all 132 ski runs on the four faces of the hill! ” – Oscar Gordon, SilverStar

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 1,915 Metres
Base Elevation 1,609 Metres
Vertical Drop 760 Metres
Skiable Terrain 3,282 Acres
Lifts 10 lifts
Runs 132
Avg. Annual Snowfall 7 Metres
Terrain Beginner 15%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 35%
Terrain Expert 10%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Maps

Other Activities

At SilverStar there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

Snowshoe and Dine

Take a trip in a Snow Cat to the backside of the mountain for an unforgettable experience that you and your family are sure to remember for life.


Ice Hockey Games

Enjoy a true Canadian pastime and cheer on our local hockey team – six-time National Champions The Vernon Vipers.


Snowbike Tours

Experience this snowy mountain adventure with professional backcountry guides.


Horse Sleigh Rides

Join a sleigh-ride to the Wild Horseman’s Cabin. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you glide your way to an enchanting cabin!


Snowshoeing

Head into the backcountry and explore a variety of trails, frozen lakes, meadows and the views of the Thompson Nicola region.


Mini Snowmobiles

Let your kids get in the driver’s seat at our fun and safe, mini snowmobile track located at Tube Town.


Winter Tubing

Slide, spin and swerve down multiple lanes of perfectly packed snow at Tube Town. A must-do for all kids and kids-at-heart.


More Activities

  • Adventure park
  • Fat biking
  • Indoor climbing at the National Altitude Training Centre
  • Pinheads bowling alley
  • Guided mountain tours
  • Ice skating
  • Winter festivals
  • Night skiing

Getting There

Getting to SilverStar

SilverStar’s friendly and intimate atmosphere isn’t the only thing that makes us the ideal getaway. Nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s interior, coming to stay at SilverStar is really easy from New Zealand and Australia. Centrally located near Kelowna’s International airport – a quick and convenient shuttle makes it possible to fly and ski the same day.


Kelowna Airport/Silver Star Shuttle Service

Silver Star is less than an hour’s drive away from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Upon arrival you can choose to rent a vehicle, or have a shuttle bus to meet you at the airport. With direct flights from Vancouver, Seattle and more, you’ll be spending less time “on the road” and more time on the mountain.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

Accommodation

SilverStar has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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