Silver Star Ski Holidays
Silver Star has incredibly varied terrain, from the gentle to the formidable, bottomless dry Okanagan powder and impeccably groomed runs. If you want the intimacy of a small village resort with skiing that will please groups of mixed abilities or families, this is one of your best options.
There are over 3,000 acres at Silver Star and two distinct areas - Vance Creek and Putnam Creek. Vance Creek looms protectively over the village, which is situated mid-mountain - so that it is possible to ski-in and ski-out from your accommodation wherever you are in resort.
Skiing in Silver Star
Most people will start the day by skiing down to the Comet Express chair on the front facing Vance Creek side; this will take you to the summit and your choice of blue, green or black terrain. Beginners and those fond of a green run to find their ski legs in the morning should take 'Far Out' to awaken the reflexes - after this long swoop through the trees you should be limber enough to enjoy the day. There are many spirit-lifting blues and competent intermediates will have a whale of a time on the 'Gopher Glades,' 'Walt's Run' and 'Big Dipper.' If by the end of the day you haven't managed to get your fill of swishing and swaying down the white stuff - do not fear - Silver Star has a night skiing operation, so you can keep on racking up the vertical till as late as 9pm on Fridays and Saturday's.
Over on Putnam Creek, despite one long green run - the feel of the terrain changes quite dramatically. Here we're talking steep, fast downhill on well-maintained trails. Or vast bumps, squeezed into narrow couloirs that await the faint of heart - 'Head Wall' and 'Kassanova' have this sort of gnarly terrain in spades. This is an enormous area - which the trail map fails to do justice. Advanced skiers will be in hog heaven here. There are also some blue trails on Putnam Creek - so it is entirely possible for groups with very different ideas of what a 'good' run is to ski together taking different routes and meeting for the chair-ride back to the top - followed by a great meal or a warming beverage in the Paradise Camp restaurant located at the top of the chair.
- Important information
Season Late November–Early April Ski Area 3,282 acres Annual Snowfall 23ft Number of Lifts 12 Ski Range 3,780–6,280ft Green Runs 15% Blue Runs 40% Black Runs 45% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
- Snow report
4cm Last snowfall
- Cloudy and snowy again today
10/11 Lifts open
- Piste conditions
- Pockets of fresh powder can be found off piste
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- Distance from airports