my Mountain News

Major TV Series To Be Shot at Silver Star Mountain Resort

Wed, 19/07/2006 - 12:00 am

Vernon, B.C. – Season two of the hit TV series Making the Cut - Last Man Standing, will begin filming in the Okanagan at

Silver Star Mountain Resort on Monday, July 24th, 2006. Silver Star has been selected as a premier location and will set the

stage for the off - ice segments of the series. The hockey portion of the television series will be staged at the local

ice-rink and home of the Vernon Vipers - the Vernon Multiplex.

Making the Cut 2: Last Man Standing features 39 drafted candidates who will compete in an intense hockey training camp

over a two week period. At the end of show there will be one player, essentially the ‘last man standing’, who will

receive an endorsement contract and the exposure to top professional hockey scouts and managers to showcase their skills.

Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice-President for Silver Star Mountain Resort, says, "We're thrilled to have this production

back at Silver Star. These guys put it all on the line every day. Our job is to make them comfortable, provide them with an

environment to regroup so they can do it all again the next day at the ice rink."

Partial filming of Making the Cut 2: Last Man Standing will take place among the excitement and daily activities of

Silver Star Mountain Resort. Silver Star’s Victorian inspired village, brightly coloured store fronts, boarded sidewalks, and

downhill mountain bike park provide a unique ambiance and energy for filming this one of a kind Canadian television series.

In the summer, Silver Star offers 1600 vertical feet and sixteen trails for downhill biking, hiking, and sightseeing all

serviced by Canada’s fastest 6-passenger bike chairlift. Silver Star Mountain Resort is open daily, 10am to 5pm (www.bikesilverstar.com) and is located 22 kilometres (14 miles) east of Vernon, BC, and an

hour's drive from Kelowna International Airport in British Columbia.

For more information, contact: Michael Ballingall, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, Silver Star Mountain Resort, mailto:mballingall@bigwhite.com.