my Mountain News

Silver Star Opens for Summer!

Thu, 29/06/2006 - 12:00 am

Vernon, BC – Silver Star Mountain Resort opened today for summer business with an eager crowd of hikers and bikers awaiting the first lift up the mountain. Throughout the month of June, the Silver Star trail crew has been active building new trails along with improving the existing trail infrastructure. “Silver Star is committed to providing its guests an exceptional riding experience” said Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice-President of Marketing & Sales. “We have invested over $200,000 in new trail design and improvements," continued Ballingall.

The resort offers 1600 vertical feet and sixteen trails for downhill biking, hiking and sightseeing - all serviced by Canada's fastest 6-passenger bike chairlift. The mountain also offers complete downhill bike rental packages as well as a variety of riding clinics for those looking to improve their riding skills and overall confidence. The trails range from easy cruising trails for the beginner to berms and fast, single track for the advanced rider.

This weekend, mountain bikers have an exceptional offer of 'Try Before You Buy' which allows those that purchase a day pass to ride the park or the trails all day with a money back offer if they upgrade to a summer season pass. Other exciting events on mountain this summer include the 5th Annual Okanagan Summer Wine Festival being held August 10 -12, 2006 and the Mountain of Ale Beer Festival on August 26, 2006.

Opening Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort (2006). Photographer: Tim Fitzgerald

Silver Star Mountain Resort is open daily, 10am to 5pm. The summer season operates until September 4th. Day lift passes range from $9 to $34 and season passes are also available to purchase. Summer vacation packages are also available, contact Silver Star Holidays at 1-800-663-4431 or visit www.bikesilverstar.com for more information.

Silver Star Mountain Resort (website: www.skisilverstar.com) is located 18 kilometers (12 miles) east of Vernon, BC, and an hour's drive from Kelowna International Airport in British Columbia.

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