Related Regions: British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada, Ski Canada, North America

Silver Star Skiing

Season Start/End: 11/21 - 4/ 3
3789ft - 6282ft
15%| 40%| 35%| 10%
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A bluebird powder day at Silver Star. Photo by Rowan Thornton, courtesy of Silver Star Mountain Resort. - ©Rowan Thornton

Who cares about snowmaking machines when daytime temperatures in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley – home to Silver Star Resort – stays at -3 Celsius (27 Fahrenheit) and keeps light, powder snow under those slats and boards. It's all natural here.

You'll find what you are looking for, regardless of your ability. Do your skiing or riding thing across 3,000 acres from groomed cruisers to the Putnam Creek steeps and into the Silver Woods glades.

Silver Star’s village is reminiscent of a typical 19th century British Columbian mining town era with Victorian architecture. Boarded sidewalks and brightly colored shop fronts add a unique western flavor.

Accommodations are ski-in, ski-out with condos and hotels. The Snowbird Lodge is luxurious and you also can enjoy some unique Victorian-style vacation homes.

Silver Star averages more than 700 cm of snow annually (23 feet). There are 12 lifts, including a six-pack, four quads, a double, four surface lifts and two tube lifts. You'll ski or ride on 115 marked trails, the majority intermediate, but with plenty of beginner and advanced action.

Enjoy cross-country skiing? Well, members of numerous national teams, including Canada and the U.S., will tell you Big White's Nordic trails are among their favorites.

The resort is 22 km (12 miles) from Vernon. Easiest bet from there is to take the Vernon Airporter to the mountain. Driving? Connect with Highway 97 to Vernon and follow 48th Ave. to Silver Star Road directly to the resort. Airlines will bring you to Kelowna from across Canada and from Seattle.


A bluebird powder day at Silver Star. Photo by Rowan Thornton, courtesy of Silver Star Mountain Resort. - ©Rowan Thornton

Silver Star's colourful Victorian-style village offers the convenience of ski-in/ski-out accommodations complemented by a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes, winter activities and weekly events. Four retail shops, ski rentals, repair, and lessons are available. Childcare for ages 18 months and up. Shuttle available from Kelowna airport.


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  • 2493ft
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  • 3789ft


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  • Night Skiing

    204 ac

  • Longest Run

    5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3065 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/21/2015
  • Days Open Last Year: 144
  • Projected Closing: 04/03/2016
  • Projected Days Open: 141
  • Years Open: 64
  • Average Snowfall: 276"

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Silver Star Reviews

  • Art Spaans

    • 4
    12th January 2014

    Full review

      Ski Patrol doesn't try to police the kamikaze idiots straight lining with wide rocker skis on busy runs. Jump off cliffs into...
  • Tim

    • 5
    6th May 2013

    Full review

      In March we spent 2 weeks skiing in Silver Star and it was amazing! The resort is very small compared to European...

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