Opening November 8, 2008!
The light is green and the ground is white, which means Silver Star is opening its Nordic season Saturday, Nov. 8.
With 25 centimetres of fresh snow in the past two days, Silver Star's Nordic opening was given a major boost, allowing for grooming crews to hit the trails.
Environment Canada’s Gabor Fricska said a weather system currently working its way off the Pacific reached Silver Star Thursday morning, dropping another 10 cm. More is expected overnight.
“The precipitation will likely start as snow and we may see some light accumulation in the early afternoon,” said Fricska.
He said they are forecasting between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow to accumulate at elevations of 800-900 metres.
Silver Star's grooming crews are already busy preparing the Cross Mountain paved trail, Paradise Camp, Comin' Round The Mountain, Aquaduct (my friend), and Cabin East translating into 15 kilometres of trails.
The good news is that tickets will be reduced to $12 and will remain that way until we can get at least half of our 60 km of trail open.
“We’re looking forward to another great Nordic and Alpine season,” said Michael Sherwood, Silver Star’s general manager. “The more it snows, the sooner we can open — so let it snow.
The ticket office will be open seven days a week starting Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our Nordic friends can also stop by for a drink and food at The Saloon, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting Nov. 14, The Saloon will extend its hours until 7 p.m.
Rentals will be available through Ski Dazzle, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.