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“A new family tradition”

SilverStar Mountain Resort
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Owner description: SilverStar Mountain Resort is nestled in B.C.'s spectacular Okanagan Valley, only one hour from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Skiers and riders come from around the world for the quaint and colourful village, and a vast mountain offering terrain for all. Silver Star offers Canada's only all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass. My1Pass is your ticket to more than 3,000 acres of groomed cruisers and deep powder, Nordic and snow shoe trails, Brewer's Pond and Tube Town. With fine dining, lively bars and unique shopping, SilverStar Mountain Resort is the best winter vacation in B.C.!
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our teenage girls and I spent two days skiing Silver Star this week, and were very impressed. The hill offers terrain for all skill levels, and isn't so large that we couldn't separate, and all find our way back to the village for lunch. Another plus for me was that the entire hill has cell coverage so we could stay in touch with each other. We stayed in Vernon rather than on the hill, but that wasn't an issue as it is only twenty minutes to the village from down town.

Thank James H
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We've been to Silver Star one other time four years back, and the experience is like no other.
There is so much fun stuff to do here, it's also in the perfect location! Near enough to Vernon so that if you need something you can get there without driving half the day, but far enough so that the city lights and noise are unnoticeable.
4 years ago when our family came here we really enjoyed Tube Town, probably just as much as skiing! The pulley system is great, much better than at Panorama which, last time I was there you have to pull your tube up the hill. I strongly advise, as much as the staff say you won't need it, to wear a helmet at Tube Town however, you are going very fast and I saw a lady who got a minor concussion, she wasn't wearing a helmet. So do your kids a favor and lock a helmet on them and swallow the key.

The village is spectacular, it has such a friendly, colourful look to it and is just so inviting. There are little shops and places all over, and I love the fact I don't have to cook meals for everyone, there is a large variety of food being served all around the village.

We were staying at Snowbird Lodge, which we enjoyed a slight bit more than the Vance Creek Hotel we stayed at 4 years ago.
Snowbird to me is that best-of-the-best hotel at Silver Star, it has everything. Very comfortable, spacious, modern and quiet rooms, an epic view, a nice little movie theater and place to hang out on the 3rd floor, private hot tubs, friendly staff, ski lockers, and my favorite - ski in ski out.
However, that all comes at a price.
I was a little surprised Silver Star still didn't have a public pool however, most ski resorts do.

We got out on the hill the next morning, it was the week before spring break so the hill was virtually empty. If you could make plans to schedule your vacation here either a week before or a week after some big event or break, you could be saving yourself hours of waiting in line time.

My 7 year old brother and Mom are more beginners, mostly sticking to green and a few blues, while my dad and I are more advanced.

We skied down Easy Street as our first run, very fun beginner trail, there is some nice jump opportunities for those adventurous people out there as well along the right side. We then turned on to Aberdeen Skiway, (more sweet jumps on the left hand side) and got to the Comet Chair. I wish it was a law that chairlifts have foot rests, because after coming back from here and going to Nakiska, my legs were just dying from the weight of my skis.
My favorite runs on this hill would be Sundance, Bergerstrasse, Far Out, Easy Street, Aunt Gladys, and Whiskey Jack.
But what I think we did at least 10 times, my true number one favorite - Peanut Trail.
I wish every resort would have something like this, I enjoy it so much, if you want to try it out, I know it's a blue run but it's not that hard, just if you are a beginner stay out of those jumps that seem to dip into the ground, those throw you off easily. Maintain your speed though, I almost crashed into a tree the first time we did this run because I didn't do that. It's definetly a very fun run though.

I truly love everything about this ski hill, it's very hard to say anything bad about it, the only thing I despised about this vacation was the day we had to leave.

3  Thank ShadowBlade
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have skied cross country at Silver Star and the nearby Sovereign Lake trails several times. The resort is very convenient for groups in which some want to cross-country ski and some want to downhill. There are several agencies renting fully equipped houses. Ours had room for 8 and was located close to the village. We could ski directly to the lifts or the Silver Star XC trails. It is about a 5 minute drive to the Sovereign Lake trails, which I prefer. The house cost $200 per night in March. Silver Star is smaller than some of its competitors-Whistler, Big White, Sun Peaks but it has a nice vibe. We ate in the pub one night and found the service fine but the food just so-so. I think it is the best choice for a cross-country skiing holiday in BC.

Thank John R
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Silver Star is a skiers' mountain. Both Silver Star and Big White are managed much the same, but Silver Star has the best ski runs and Big White has the best ground facilities. Both are overrun with Australians.
Magellan GPS units get the address wrong. Correct coordinates are 50 deg, 21' 29" N, 119 deg, 3' 34" W at elevation 5,332.
Isodore's makes a good quiet place for lunch.

Thank Odis P
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

I probably spent around $1000 for three nights' accommodation, food, two days of XC skiing and one day of downhill. So it's not cheap, but I think it's good value. This was my first visit to Silver Star and I wasn't familiar with the food outlets (and obviously couldn't try them all), but I liked The Den for food/beer, Out of Bounds for coffee, and Bugaboos for pastries.

The downhill runs are extensive and varied. In my one day of downhill I didn't have time to try even half of the runs at my level (blue).

For my two XC days, I chose to go to the adjoining Sovereign Lake area (a 10 min. drive). (There's no separate Tripadvisor category for this, so I'll review it here.) At the trail head there is a well set-up "day lodge" and a waxing shed. There is a nice little warming cabin about 3 km from the lodge. The trails are well groomed, but conditions were windy (as apparently they often are), and the exposed tracks got filled with snow. The ticket price ($17 and change with tax for an adult) is a little steep. The terrain is varied and mostly wooded, though quite a lot of the trails are on roads. Again, I wasn't able to do all of the runs at my level (black) even over two days.

Overall, I had a great time and will go back soon.

1  Thank Eardstapa
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