Silver Star First Canadian Resort Accepted into Powder Alliance
Season pass holders will now get 36x FREE DAYS at Powder Alliance ski resorts
Wrightwood, CA and Vernon, BC – June 16, 2014: The Powder Alliance, North America’s premiere multi-resort season pass, announced today that it is expanding into Canada with the addition of Silver Star Ski Resort in Vernon, B.C. An exclusive collection of specialty ski resorts known for having the greatest powder stashes on the continent, the Powder Alliance represents 13 resorts with a combined total of 10,653 centimetres of annual fresh powder and 20,869 acres of skiable terrain.
We’re even BIGGER than We Thought…
Silver Star is BC’s 3rd largest ski area
Updated land surveys for Silver Star Mountain Resort calculate the resort’s skiable terrain at 3,269 acres (1,323 hectares), making it the third largest ski area in British Columbia.
Despite its size however, Silver Star has remained one of BC’s “secrets stashes” and a local’s favourite. This vast ski area includes incredibly diverse terrain, with consistently deep champagne powder snow, 128 runs and an entire 1,900 acre section of black and double black diamond runs.
It’s no surprise that Okanagan locals have continued to vote Silver Star the #1 Ski Resort in the Okanagan year after year.
Voted #1 Family Resort & #1 Ski Resort in the Okanagan (AGAIN)
Silver Star Mountain Resort takes another top prize
Okanagan Life Magazine asked the question and locals throughout the Okanagan answered – Silver Star Mountain Resort was their favorite place to bring their families. And it’s no wonder why…with the introduction of Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass in 2012/13, one affordable price now included unlimited skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. But there’s more to it than being just an affordable winter playground.
Silver Star is also known around the world for its safe, friendly village atmosphere. Locals quickly adopt new visitors and make them feel welcome. A variety of ski improvement and social programs have been designed to offer children a place to meet new friends, while playing on the slopes. And still there’s more to it.
The terrain at Silver Star is progressive, letting families learn together while still offering the largest selection of advanced ski terrain in the region. Boredom is a word seldom used here.
But perhaps the most important thing Silver Star Mountain Resort offers, is a chance for families to re-connect and discover what makes Canadian winter special. Whether it’s skating on a real mountain pond, snowshoeing through a forest of giant Christmas trees, or simply enjoying a hot chocolate by an outdoor family, these are experiences that will stay with you and your children for life.
Canada’s Largest Daily Groomed Cross-Country Trail Network Expands
New trails and infrastructure added to Silver Star’s award winning Nordic facilities
The 105km cross-country trail network offered at Silver Star Mountain and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is about to become even larger. Currently the largest, daily groomed cross-country trail network in Western Canada, Silver Star will be adding new trails beginning with a new scenic loop at the Alder Point lookout. The expansion will also include a new warming hut at the gateway to the Alder Point trails.
Double Diamond Adds Montana Robotic Ski Tuner
Cutting edge robotic technology takes Double Diamond Service Centre into the future
Double Diamond Repairs adds an impressive new line-up of technology this season with a state-of-the-art Board & Ski Tuner, Waxing Machine and Binding Calibrator. The new technology will not only improve the precision tuning options offered at our ski and board shop, but will also significantly speed up wait times for equipment. Drop it off before lunch and be ready to ride shortly after.
The new technology represents a major investment not only in the repair shop, but in the customer service and experience we can offer to our guests.
Over $200,000 will be spent to update the facility and purchase the latest technology in robotic ski tuning equipment from Montana. With expanded square footage and some of the best technology available today, the Double Diamond Service Centre will become the premier service location in the region.
Robotic tuning offers the upmost in quality, speed and consistency compared to standard machines or hand-wax finishes.
The patented “Crystal Glide Finish” is renowned worldwide as a sign for outstanding quality in ski and board service and the Montana Challenge increases the speed at which an accurate and high quality tune is achieved, getting our guests back out onto the slopes in less time.
Wax Future will provide the latest race proven waxing technology for better gliding and protection properties. The device uses an infrared heating element that travels along a track over the length of a ski or board base, melting the wax as it goes. The infrared heat penetrates deeply into the base, which allows the wax to flow farther than a traditional wax iron.
This in turn leads to a longer lasting wax with superior glide. The optimized wax application provides higher wax penetration and absorption for long lasting sliding capacity on ski bases.
Finally, the Montana Jetbond binding calibrator tests releasable ski bindings to ensure they are releasing at the correct pressure for the tension setting providing improved guests safety and peace of mind.
New Fort McMurray Air Service to Silver Star
WestJet brings Silver Star even closer to Fort McMurray residents
A new non-stop air service between Fort McMurray (YMM) and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) provides increased convenience for guests destined for Silver Star. By car, the resort is a 55 minute drive from the Kelowna Airport.
Terrain Park & Snow-Cross Updates for 2014/15
New location for snow-cross, urban feature updates and village jib park
A new skier/boarder cross! Very exciting. It will be lift accessible by the Comet 6-Pack Chair and visible from the village. The new snow-cross plans currently include a longer, steeper course made for beginner to intermediate riders.
Improvements will be made to the “urban” park features added last season. A variety of new and updated features will continue to be added as we continue to focus on the progressive nature of the terrain park.
A village jib park is also being considered similar to what was in place last season by Snowbird Lodge. A final announcement on these plans will be made soon.
Adventure Centre Renovation Adds More Space for Kids
Kids centre expansion and learning area improvements make for better learning experience
Improvements to the Snowsports School Adventure Centre means more space for fun and activities for the kids this winter. The interior of the Centre has a new welcome and front desk area along with an extended lunch area. The improvements will allow for as many as 24 more seats in the lunchroom giving the Adventure Centre the ability to host more children for after-hour activities.
The Adventure Centre beginner’s ski area will also see some improvements for the winter creating a more fun learning area for children.
Pinheads Bowling Enhances Season Pass Benefits
Another unique benefit is added for Silver Star season passholders
All My1Pass season passholders now enjoy one free game of bowling at Pinheads Bowling Alley as part of their season pass benefits this season. It’s another unique experience offered by the high-altitude bowling centre, located only steps from Brewer’s Pond at FireLight Lodge.
New Village Technology & Infrastructure for 2014/15
Silver Star helps guests connect faster, easier and at no extra charge
A FREE village wi-fi network will make connecting with friends back home quick and easy for guests of Silver Star. FREE wi-fi access will be available throughout the Silver Star village on one network to make logging in and out convenient for everyone.
Silver Star “Lights” Up the Holidays
$30,000 of new Christmas lights added to the colourful village atmosphere
The annual Light Up and Trail of Lights will grow again this season as Silver Star adds tens of thousands of lights to its growing holiday light show. Last season’s investment added over $30,000 of lights throughout the village and included what continues to be the tallest Christmas tree in the Okanagan at over 125 feet tall.
Combined with spectacular mountain-top fireworks displays and torchlight parades at Christmas and New Years, Silver Star draw thousands of spectators every year to share in the holiday magic.
Former Australian Interschools Event Manager recruited to head Canadian Interschools Snowsports Program 2015
May 18, 2014 – VERNON, BC and MELBOURNE, VIC. Silver Star Mountain Resort announced today the launch of the Family Snowsports Academy Canada (FSAC). The four-week pre-season training program is specifically designed to meet the needs of promising skiers and snow boarders competing in Interschool Snowsports competitions throughout Australia.
Silver Star introduces “The Zone”
New this season, “The Zone” is Silver Star’s new learning and winter play centre. The newly expanded Learning Zone will feature wider, gentler slopes for beginners, groomed to allow for progressive learning right beside the village. The Jib Zone will offer an introductory park area for learning small rails and other park features. And the Air Zone will be the icing on the cake with a Katal Air bag operating on Friday and Saturday evenings by the Silver Star Freestyle Club. There will be a small fee to use the air-bag - more details to come.
Heli-ski from your doorstep at Silver Star this season – on mountain heli-skiing returns!
Enjoy something truly special this winter as we introduce you to an awe-inspiring 117,000 acres of majestic alpine & tree-skiing in the Monashee Mountains, the likes of which you simply can’t experience anywhere else. Get picked up and dropped off on-mountain, right at the resort, and enjoy run after run of skiing paradise.
Day skiing packages – Enjoy 117,000 acres of majestic alpine & tree-skiing in the Monashee Mountains with Kingfisher Heliskiing. Our day Heliskiing program includes pick-up and drop-off right at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Seats are available from December 26, 2013 through January 15, 2014. There is limited space so book your seat early.
Silver Star Day Heliskiing includes:
For dates, packages and booking info contact our Guest Services Team and Information Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-Inclusive Pass Extended for 2013/14
Back by popular demand, all alpine season pass and alpine day tickets holders not only gain access to the resort’s 115 lift-serviced runs, but gain unlimited access to all Nordic trails, snowshoe trails, Tube Town Adventure Park, and ice skating at Brewer’s Pond.
My1Pass is Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass. Pass holders can ski/board over 3000 acres of incredible terrain, XC Ski 55km of groomed world-class trails, Snowshoe 16km of dedicated snowshoe trails through giant Christmas tree forests, Snow Tube at Tube Town Adventure Park, or Ice Skate on our natural frozen mountain pond.
My1Pass is still the best value in Canada with the most inclusions at the best price.
Around the Village
Rental Upgrades - Our customers that utilize our rental service will see a welcome change. A new floor, new racking, and a new configuration that will all greatly enhance the experience all while reducing the wait.
Restaurant Updates - The Cantina at Tubetown will actually become a Cantina – Mexican food! Hopeful our customers and staff will enjoy the variety.
Terrain Park & Snow-Cross Updates for 2013/14
A new skier/boarder cross! Very exciting. It will be lift accessible by the home run T! We are planning on being popular with this new addition to our backyard.
A better, more progressive terrain park. We will be improving features and variety this season to ensure that we have a top level progressive terrain park.
Mountain Katz Restaurant Revamp!
This just in! Mountain Katz restaurant is under completely new management for the coming 2013/14 ski season. The new team is proud to present a tasty and unique new menu. When designing the menu for the winter season they have mixed things up a little; while still having their own take on the mountain classics such as burgers and poutines, they also have a number of new Asian dishes. Along with the new menu they will be providing mountain wide room service including holiday homes, for Breakfast & Dinner. Throughout December all delivery orders over $30 will receive their choice of two free Appies!
Silver Star is now even closer!
With the completion of the highway developments on Hgwy 97, Silver Star Mountain Resort will be a short 55 minute drive from the Kelowna Airport. The new highway will make for a quick, safe and easy trip to the resort, with over 3000 acres of incredible terrain right in your back own back yard – and little to no lift lines.
XC Camps and Dual Mountain Access
In early November the 105 kilometres of trails at Silver Star and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre come alive as cross-country enthusiasts from around the world converge on the mountain. Silver Star has been dubbed as the best early-snow destination anywhere. The mountain is blessed with consistent early snow and meticulous grooming, and plays host to the Canadian and USA National Cross Country and Biathlon.
Silver Star Mountain Resort and neighbouring Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre provide a Dual Area Cross Country Trail Pass and co-host early season cross country camps. The 'Super Trail System' on Silver Star Mountain is the largest groomed cross-country trail system in Western Canada and second largest in the country. Nordic skiers of all abilities can now access the groomed and track set trails on one pass.
New Technology & Infrastructure for 2013/14
A new Groomer will be added to the grooming fleet at Silver Star this season, improving overall grooming capacity and reducing downtime during maintenance. This means more corduroy grooming each night through the season for our guests to enjoy.
TELUS LTE – Silver Star and Telus have invested heavily this summer to provide our guests with the fastest network access in Canada.