SilverStar Mountain Resort
Its new My1Pass program offers guests six snow-filled experiences all with one pass - among them skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country, snowshoeing and ice-skating. Located just outside of the town of Vernon, B.C., and 30 minutes north of Kelowna's International Airport, SilverStar Mountain Resort is a stellar destination. The condos, townhouses and slope-side accommodations provide a colourful backdrop to the main event which is on the slopes. Resort bylaws mandate purples, oranges and blues for the on-site buildings. Paired with its neighbour Sovereign Lakes Provincial Park, you'll find more than 100 km of cross-country ski bliss in addition to outstanding skiing and snowboarding for all levels.
Night skiing, heli-skiing, 105 km Nordic skiing (some lit at night), sleigh rides, fat tire bikes, snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours, hockey rink, bowling, mini snowmobiles for children and climbing wall.
8:30 am 3:30 or 4:00 pm
Spread across four mountain faces, the variety of terrain is endless. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder-filled chutes, long black diamond runs, glades, back-country and gentle green runs to get the kids started. The terrain park has a combo of jumps, boxes and rails to challenge ever levels of skiers and boarders.
One six pack chair, 4 quads, 1 double, 1 T-Bar, 3 carpets, 1 Tube-town carpet.
Silver Star is located in the Okanagan Valley, 22 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Vernon, British Columbia. Shuttle service to the resort is available by Vernon Airporter which also provides shuttle day-trip service between Silver Star and its sister resort, Big White. Helicopter service is also available between the two resorts. The nearest airport is Kelowna International Airport. Daily shuttle service between the resort and the airport is available via Kelowna Concierge as well.
Drive time: 6 hours from Calgary, 9 hours from Edmonton, 5 hours from Vancouver, B.C., and 6 hours from Seattle, Washington.
Only one hour drive time away, the airport can be accessed via connector flights from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. Rental cars are available at the airport. Shuttle buses and daily shuttle service via Kelowna Concierge are available at the Kelowna Airport.
Lots of options! The Kelowna Let's Ride Pass is a season pass of unlimited access to the shuttle from your home in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Vernon. The Okanagan Ski Bus picks up on select dates from as far away as Enderby and Salmon Arm.