There are apres skiing advantages, too. A jug of beer ($17 Canadian, but $14 US) and a pile of nachos ($17 Canadian, or $14 US).
While saving money, Washington state skiers and boarders at the end of an action-packed day can relax and settle in to 100 per cent ski-in, ski-out digs. It doesn't matter if its' the smallest studio, or the biggest villa.
Ski-in, ski-out gets everyone hyped, not just Americans.
So does the fact that SilverStar is British Columbia's third largest ski resort behind Whistler Blackcomb north of Vancouver and Sun Peaks near Kamloops.
The terrain is world class with 132 runs dropping 2,500 feet on four mountain faces.
There's something for every skier ability: Fifteen per cent of the runs are beginner, 40 per cent intermediate, 35 per cent expert and 10 per cent extreme.
SilverStar is also easily accessible from Washington.
The flight from Seattle to Kelowna on Alaska Airlines affiliate Horizon Air is only an hour and then the shuttle from Kelowna airport to SilverStar is just another hour.
Or, depending where you start out from in Washington state, the drive is six to seven hours.
On a long weekend road trip, you could easily break up your time between skiing and visiting several wineries in the Okanagan, sampling some of the region's award-winning vintages and dining at some incredible restaurants run by talented chefs who use the bounty of the valley in their dishes.