Tim Fitzgerald from Silver Star Mountain Resort has written an update on winter 2013/2014 in Silver Star and has put together his list of recommendations on how to get the most of our your trip.
From its humble beginnings as a local ski hill in the late ’50s, Silver Star Mountain Resort has evolved into a world-class winter holiday destination. Renowned for its amazing light, dry snow and crowned as one of Canada’s favourite family resorts, guests visiting from around the world continue to experience the charm of our quaint resort village. The vibrant architecture helps distinguish Silver Star as one of the most colourful and welcoming resorts in Western Canada.
Modelled after an early 1900s mining town, its bars, restaurants, and shops make up the resort’s charming main street. It’s also home to a number of its long-time residents and local characters, giving Silver Star its safe, welcoming community feel. Just ask, and you’ll find these same locals are willing to share their secrets that have kept them calling Silver Star home for so long. And that’s what makes Silver Star so special; it’s a big mountain with a small town feel, offering all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds.
Located a mile above sea level in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Silver Star is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for a big mountain experience without the tedious line-ups. With 115 runs spread over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, the resort features three distinct mountain faces. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder-filled chutes, long winch-cat black-diamond runs, glades, back-country, and a 16-acre terrain park combine to keep all levels of skiers and boarders thoroughly satisfied.
Whether it’s discovering snow for the first time or reacquainting for fond childhood memories, Silver Star continues to be a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience.
Back for 2013/14
Silver Star introduced Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass in 2012 and because of its overwhelming success, it’s making a return to winter 2013/2014 in Silver Star! Every lift ticket and season pass offers:
- Unlimited skiing and snowboarding
- Access to 55 km of groomed, world-class Nordic trails
- 16 km of magical snowshoe trails
- Skating and games of hockey on Brewer’s Pond
- Endless adrenaline rushes at Tube Town Adventure Park
Silver Star Recommends
Ski Dazzle Ski Shop – Silver Star’s premier ski shop features top name brands in skis like Nordica, Atomic, Armada and Fischer and popular snowboards like Burton. Clothing lines like Quiksilver, DC, Oakley, and Rip Curl are just some of the brands featured at the spacious shop located in the heart of the village. Ski Dazzle also offers custom boot-fitting to make your ski and snowboard experience as comfortable as it is enjoyable.
The Snowsports School – Lead by Norm Kreutz, one of Canada’s top ski instructors, the Snowsport School offers everything from private coaching to group sessions for every level of skier. Everything from freestyle to race training is on the menu at our renowned ski school.
The Goody Box – Satisfy your sweet tooth and pick up that unique Silver Star souvenir at our fantastic candy shop. No trip to Silver Star is complete without at least one visit to The Goody Box.
Silver Grill Steak and Chophouse – Fine dining is on the menu at Silver Star’s quaint, quiet restaurant tucked away on Main Street in the heart of the village. Featuring Canadian AAA beef, West Coast seafood and Okanagan wines, the Silver Grill is the perfect option for for a special night out.
Bugaboos Café – Fantastic European bake goods and piping hot coffees all await at one of the resort’s most popular stops. Homemade soups, sandwiches and cold beer make Bugaboos a great lunchtime and après-ski stops as owner Frank Berkens welcomes all with a smile.
Long John’s Pub – It’s truly a bar where everybody knows your name. Great food and even better atmosphere make Long John’s one of the most popular places to grab a meal and get together with friends for a drink.
Paradise Camp – Paradise Camp is a rustic restaurant located at the top of Silver Star’s Putnam Creek, home to some of the steepest and deepest runs on the mountain. Paradise Camp is open daily for breakfast and lunch, featuring fantastic homemade soups, sandwiches and bake goods. Every Friday and Saturday evening, guests can climb aboard the Paradise Express snow cat for a fine-dining experience unlike anything at Silver Star.
To find out more about Silver Star ski holidays and accommodation options, get in touch and speak to an expert by calling 0131 243 8097, or request a tailor-made itinerary using our online request form.