Silver Star Mountain Resort is the most northerly winter playground in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. With a swirling array of colours against a backdrop of fresh white snow, Silver Star’s Victorian-inspired village comes straight from the pages of a Dickens novel. Lit up at night, it’s a true winter wonderland.
The mountain offers two distinct ski areas; one for novices and intermediates, the other for the more adventurous.
Over 23 feet of dry, Okanagan powder falls from the heavens every year on the long rolling cruisers that are groomed to perfection each and every morning. Awarded ‘Ski Resort of the Year’, the mountain has 3 distinct faces, and 115 runs, gladed areas, and Telus Park, all serviced by express lifts. Plus over 100 kms of Nordic trails and night skiing – something to suit every level of skier. Thrill seekers float through knee-deep powder on the challenging black and double-black diamond runs on “the dark side of the star”, Putnam Creek. TELUS Park, awarded “Best New Terrain Park” by Ski Canada, is where you can challenge yourself on the half-pipe, ride the rails and kickers in the terrain park, and bank the corners on the skier/boarder cross course.
The charming, pedestrian-only village is located at mid-mountain, offering convenient ski-in, ski-out access to Silver Star’s hotels, boutique retail shops, restaurants and cafes. Silver Star’s magical village offers a great selection of hotels, a purpose-built international ski hostel, award-winning vacation homes, suites and condos each with their own unique style and warm hospitality.
You can also enjoy skating, snowmobiling, tobogganing, sleigh rides, snowshoe safaris and dog sled tours, or rekindle your fun-loving spirit by racing down a snow-covered hill in an inner tube!
Location: Silver Star Mountain Resort is located 14 miles (22 km) northeast of Vernon. From Vernon drive north on Highway 97 and turn east on Silver Star Road. Fly into Kelowna Airport with West Jet, Air Canada, or Horizon Air, and catch the quick one-hour shuttle ride up to Silver Star Mountain Resort’s village.
Silver Star Mountain Resort offers storybook charm, friendly staff, 100% Natural Snow, legendary powder, award-winning Nordic trails, and 3,065 skiable acres of varied terrain. Silver Star is well known for hosting fun-filled family events and activities, and the magical village provides excellent Ski-in/Ski-out accommodation. Silver Star Snowsports School is regarded as Canada’s premier Ski and Board School.
Summer at Silver Star Mountain Resort is no less magical, providing an excellent family summer getaway destination. Ride the Comet 6-Pack Express, Canada’s largest mountain bike chairlift, and ride or hike on the 60 kms of varied trails around the mountain. Test your biking skills on one of our fast,mountain bike trails, wander through silent pine forests, see wild flower meadows, and enjoy a picnic on the summit (elevation 6,280 feet) overlooking the scenic Okanagan Valley.
Nature Tour: Join Silver Star Mountain Resort’s nature tour guide on a breathtaking summer nature tour of Silver Star Mountain to discover its colorful nature and history. The guides will take you on an unforgettable tour through wildflower meadows and berry patches, past an abandoned silver mine and to spectacular view points of the Okanagan Valley and Monashee to describe the unique wildflowers, wildlife, geology, ecology and history of the mountain.
Vernon is the nearest city to Silver Star Mountain, and the oldest community in British Columbia’s interior. Nestled between the beautiful Swan, Kalamalka, and Okanagan lakes in the North Okanagan Valley, Vernon offers unsurpassed beauty and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities that combine to create an exceptional quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
The North Okanagan region of British Columbia is situated between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap, stretching from Vernon in the south to Grindrod in the north. Incorporated in the North Okanagan are the communities of Armstrong, Cherryville, Coldstream, Enderby, Grindrod, Lumby, Spallumcheen, Vernon, and Silver Star Mountain.