Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia

Small town charm, big mountain adventure

SilverStar Mountain Resort is a scenic, year-round family vacation destination featuring an abundance of snow during winter, numerous adventure activities during summer and a cozy, comfortable and welcoming village every season.

Four mountain faces, Vance Creek, Attridge, Silver Woods and Putnam Creek, are blanketed with an average annual snowfall of 23 feet, providing an average snow pack of 245cm (8 ft). The feather-light snow is groomed to perfection with plenty left over for the powder hounds, especially on the famous "back side" of the resort.

Vance Creek, the south face, features predominantly intermediate and novice terrain with a few expert options accessed from the summit.

Putnam Creek, the north face, is home to some of the most challenging terrain found anywhere. Expert runs plummet through narrow gullies and exhilarating chutes, and there are 15 double black diamond runs.

Rated as the most informative and friendly ski school in Western Canada, the SilverStar SnowSports School provides a variety of skiing, snowboard and cross-country skiing programs. With a staff of 85 professionally trained and certified instructors, every level will be sure to improve -- in a relaxed
and fun atmosphere.

The charming and colourful Victorian-era village offers an array of friendly apres ski spots, hotels, restaurants and shops -- all radiating a welcome warmth. A fine selection of hotels, condominiums and vacation homes feature ski-in/ski-out convenience. Dining options range from casual and
comfortable dining room settings to light meals and snacks. Families are always welcome and prices are modest.

Located 20 km (12 miles) northeast of Vernon, British Columbia, SilverStar Mountain Resort is easily accessed via air and road from the gateway cities of Vancouver and Calgary and is also less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna international Airport.

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Mountain Statistics for Silver Star Mountain Resort
Base Elevation: 3,780 ft (1,152 meters)
Summit Elevation: 6,280 ft (1,914 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,500 ft (762 m)
Skiable Area: 3,282 acres (1,329 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 276 in (701 cm)
Longest Run: 26,400 ft (8,047 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 12
Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Tubing Lifts
3 Magic carpet
1 T-Bars
1 Double Chairs
2 Quad Chair
2 HiSpeed Quads
1 Six-Pack
Number of Trails: 132
Trail Ratings for Silver Star Mountain Resort
Easiest: Easiest 15%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 35%
Experts Only: Experts Only 10%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Silver Star Mountain Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 55 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes