Fast Facts

Silver Star has evolved into a world-class ski resort

‘Why Silver Star?’ We offer the ultimate Canadian winter experience with superb ski-in ski-out accommodation and 7 meters of 100% natural snow each winter. Our variety of terrain featuring 128 marked trails, a progressive park and the renowned backside, make Silver Star the ideal destination for everyone, from beginners to adrenalin junkies. When the lifts close, there are loads of family events and activities for all ages, plus an array of restaurants and bars to choose from.  Once you’re at Silver Star you’ll ask ‘Why Not?’

Village Facts

Village Elevation

Village 1,609 m (5,280 ft)

Accommodation

5.600 pillows

Restaurants and Bars

16 Restaurants

Mountain Facts

Location

  • 22 km (14 miles) from Vernon to Silver Star
  • 65 km (40 miles) from Kelowna Airport to Silver Star

Winter Season

  • 2014/15: Tentative Opening Day Alpine Skiing; November 27, Closing Day April 6, 2014
  • 2014/15: Tentative Opening Day Nordic Skiing; November 21
  • Average: Late November to early April

Mountain Bike Park

  • June 2014 to September 2014

Winter Hours of Operation:

  • Day skiing: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm 7 days a week
  • Night skiing: 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm Friday and Saturday December 16th to March 31st

Elevation

  • Top 1,915 m (6,280 ft)
  • Bottom 1,155 m (3,780 ft)

Vertical Drop

  • Vertical Drop 760 m (2,500 ft)

Annual Snowfall

  • 700 cm+ / 23 ft +

Average Temperature

  • Average winter daytime temperature
    -5 °C (23 F)

Ski and Weather Conditions

Snow Report

Online Mountain Forecast

Current Weather Conditions

Skiable Area

  • 3,269 Skiable Acres (1,323 hectares)
  • 3rd Largest Skiable Acreage in BC

12 Lifts

Length of Lift
Metres (Feet)
Vertical of Lift
Metres (Feet)
Comet 6 Pack Express 1,824 5,985 478 1,596
Powder Gulch Detachable Quad Express 2,128 6,981 561 1,840
Silver Queen Fixed Grip Quad Chair 510 1,673 86 282
Silver Woods Detachable Quad Express 1,235 4,078 340 1,200
Summit Fixed Double Chair 1,220 4,000 305 1,000
Alpine Meadows Fixed Grip Quad Chair 743 2,438 229 751
Home Run T-Bar 760 2,492 75 247
Discovery Carpet 340 1,115 91 300
Star Kids 1 80 262 24 80
Star Kids 2 180 590 54 180
Tube Town Lift, 2 Tube Lifts        

Total Uphill Capacity

  • 14,000 people per hour

Trails

  • 128 marked trails totaling 93km (58 miles)

Terrain Type

  • 15% Easiest
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Most Difficult
  • 10% Extreme

Longest Run

Longest Run is Eldorado 8 km (5 miles)

Rockstar Terrain Park

  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced lanes with rails and jumps
  • Course that can be tuned for regional, national, and World Cup events

Nordic

  • 105 km (60 miles) of trails including Sovereign Lakes
  • 4 km lit track for night skiing.
  • Lift access to upper trails
  • 2 certified biathlon ranges

Night Skiing

  • 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm Friday and Saturday, December 20th to March 31st
  • 4 km’s of lit trails accessed by the Summit and Silver Queen Chairs                 
  • 4 km’s of lit Nordic trails 7 night a week

Heli Skiing

  • 117,000 Skiable Acres (53,000 hectares)
  • Pick up & drop off on resort

More Info

 

 

Grooming Fleet

BRAND NEW for 2012/13  Pisten Bully 400

NEW to Silver Star Pisten Bully 100 Tube Town Cat

2011 Pisten Bully 400 Active Winch

2011 Pisten Bully 400 Park Bully

2010 Pisten Bully 400 Edge

2009 Pisten Bully Edge

2008 Pisten Bully Edge Nordic

Bombardier 350 Sherpa

Pisten Bully 200 Paradise Cat