Silver Star Holidays has teamed up with WestJet to offer skiers and riders packages for Silver Star Mountain Resort vacations. Flights drop into Kelowna International Airport, one hour from Silver Star, and the packages bundle up flights, lodging, and lift tickets and include free skiing on the day of arrival.

"We provide one stop shopping. It doesn't get any easier," Resort Services Manager Robin Baycroft told us. "Kelowna is rapidly growing as one of B.C.s biggest airports, and the great thing when flying with WestJet is that you can ski the day you arrive for free. It's only a WestJet deal."

One WestJet package, which starts at $562 CAN per person from Vancouver or Victoria, includes five nights of accommodations, four days of lift tickets, and roundtrip airfare. Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays provide the lowest rates, which start at $574 CAN from Calgary, $684 CAN from Regina and Saskatoon, $694 CAN from Winnepeg, $826 CAN from Ottawa and Montreal, and $794 CAN from London.

WestJet seven-night packages from Toronto that include lodging and lift tickets start at $966 CAN per person. The packages bundle up seven nights of accommodations with six-day lift tickets and roundtrip flights.

Hawaiian skiers and riders can also get to Silver Star with Kama'Aina Weeks Specials. The package includes roundtrip airfare on WestJet from Honolulu to Kelowna via Vancouver, seven nights lodging, and six days of lift tickets. Rates start at $1,260 CAN per person.

Per person rates for the three packages are based on lodging in a two-bedroom apartment at the Lord Aberdeen Hotel for a family of four with children 12 years old or younger. The ski-in/ski-out hotel includes an outdoor hot tub and sits within a quick walk to restaurants. The packages are available Nov. 26 - April 3 with the exception of Dec. 22 - Jan. 2.

Shuttles run from the Kelowna airport to Silver Star, where you can ski for free on the day you arrive. Acquire free day-of-arrival lift tickets by showing your WestJet boarding pass.

More information. Or call 800-663-4431.