Silver Star Mountain Resort, British ColumbiaTwo Mountain Faces
Silver Star 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.
Two mountain faces, Vance Creek 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 in the 300 acres of open bowl or glade terrain.
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 11 double black diamond runs.
Rated as the most informative and friendly ski school in Western Canada, the
Silver Star Mountain Ski School provides a variety of skiing, snowboard and
cross-country skiing programs. With a staff of 85 professionally trained and
certified professionals, every level will be sure to improve -- in a relaxed
and fun atmosphere.
The charming 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. And 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, Silver Star
Mountain Resort is easily accessed via air and road from the gateway cities
of Vancouver and Calgary and is also just a one hour from Kelowna.
|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:||3,065 acres||(1,241 hectares)|
|Annual Snowfall:||276 in||(701 cm)|
|Longest Run:||26,400 ft||(8,047 m)|
|Number of Lifts:||15|
|Uphill Lift Capacity:||14,000 per hour|
|Types of Lifts:||2 Tubing Lifts
3 Magic carpet
1 Double Chairs
2 Quad Chair
2 HiSpeed Quads
|Number of Trails:||122|
|Trail Ratings for Silver Star Mountain Resort|
|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|
|Nearby Cross Country:||60 km|
|Nearby Snow Tubing:||Yes|