Silver Star Mountain Resort offers four distinct mountain faces and 132 runs and over 3,200 acres of varied terrain on mainly tree-lined slopes. The colourful mid-mountain village offers a true ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes and Silver Star is now British Columbia’s third largest ski area.
As well as the gladed ski terrain in both Putnam Creek and Silver Woods, the main ski area around the village has some fabulous long, wide groomed trails ideal for novices and intermediates and a new Winch Cat groomer was also added last season, adding to the vast fleet of machines that keep Silver Star’s beautifully groomed runs in great condition.
Putnam Creek also has good cruising, but there is also plenty of challenging terrain too, with 1,900 acres of black and double black diamond runs and some of the best moguls anywhere on the backside of the mountain. Silver Star also has a progressive terrain park, kiddie terrain park and a snow-cross course, and the new gondola that opened last season now provides quicker access to Alpine Meadows, Vance Creek and Powder Gulch for beginners and offers the added bonus of night skiing on Friday and Saturday from mid-December to mid-March.
Off the slopes
Off the slopes
The vibrantly coloured buildings set among the trees of Silver’s Star mid-mountain village make the village one of the prettiest in Canada. Accommodation ranges from luxurious lodges to Victorian-styled vacation homes as well as fabulous slopeside condos, and there are many bars, such as the unique, lively Saloon and restaurants serving everything from tapas to steaks. A selection of shops complete the line-up on the charming main street which is themed after an early 1900s mining town.
If you or the family still have any energy after a busy day on the slopes, there is tubing, snowmobiling (for children and adults), fat biking and snowshoeing available. More relaxing is the choice of a sleigh ride, which weaves through snow-covered trees to a log cabin for dinner.
Another great fun family activity is the Pinheads Bowling Alley, just steps from Brewers Pond – a natural outdoor skating pond that is ideal for a classic Canadian game of hockey or your attempt at a triple axel.
A Silver Star ski holiday also has some of Canada’s best cross-country skiing on its many groomed, Nordic runs, which combine with the trails of the nearby Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre to offer over 105km of daily groomed trails.
There is also an indoor climbing wall, the Elevate at Silver Star Spa, a fitness centre and plenty of family events including movie nights, bingo and even fireworks for those looking for things to do away from the slopes.
The resort also provides a FREE wi-fi network available throughout the village.
|Transfer / Driving Time
Kelowna (1 hr)
16 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced lanes with rails and jumps
|Avg annual snowfall
275 inches / 700 cm
|Lift capacity (pax/hour)
|Number of runs
132 + bowls
Nov 23 to early Apr
|Number of lifts
12 including 1 Six-pack & 4 Quads
3,282 acres – 10% extreme, 35% advanced, 40% intermediate & 15% beginners
Frontier’s Personal Experience
“I love the brightly coloured village which has a really vibrant feel to it. I really liked the fact that you can easily access the slopes from Snowbird along with the modern accommodations at Fireside. I had a great evening at The Den Bar and Bistro – can highly recommend!Michael Williamson,