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Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every kind of skier to BC’s third largest ski area, with over 3,282 skiable acres. The colourful mid-mountain village offers a true ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, and Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket provides affordable, family-friendly fun for guests. With four distinct mountain faces and 132 runs, the progressive terrain is perfect for learning. For the more adventurous, the backside of the mountain is an uncrowded paradise of over 1,900 acres of steep and deep, black and double black diamond runs. 


Late November to early April. Did you know that SilverStar Mountain Resort and many of its runs are named after old silver mining claims?


Mid-June to early September. Did you know SilverStar Mountain Resort turns into one of Canada's largest downhill and cross-country bike parks in the summer, and now has a Silver Level Ride Centre IMBA designation?

Village Facts


  • 22 km (14 miles) from Vernon to SilverStar, 22 minute drive
  • 65 km (40 miles) from Kelowna Airport to SilverStar, 55 minute drive


  • Village 1,609 m (5,280 ft) – mid-mountain, true ski-in, ski-out


  • 5,600 pillows
  • 9 On-Mountain Hotels/Lodges with a variety of Holiday Chalets & Condos


  • 18 Food & Beverage Outlets


Mountain Facts
Skiable Area
  • 3rd Largest Ski Area in BC
  • 3,282 Skiable Acres (1,328 hectares)
Number of Runs
  • 132 marked runs
  • Longest run 8km
Total Vertical Drop
  • 760 m (2,500 ft)
Variety of Terrain
  • 15% Easiest + Silver Queen Beginners Area, with Quad Chair lift access
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Most Difficult
  • 10% Extreme
Annual Snowfall
  • 700 cm+ (275 inches+), 100% natural – no snowmaking required
Average Daytime Temperature
  • -5 °C (23 F)

Number of Lifts = 10 with a total uphill capacity of 14,000 skiers per hour

  Length of Lift
Metres (Feet)
Vertical of Lift
Metres (Feet)
Comet 6 Pack Express 1,824 5,985 478 1,596
Powder Gulch Detachable Quad Express 2,128 6,981 561 1,840
Silver Queen Fixed Grip Quad Chair 510 1673 86 282
Silver Woods Detachable Quad Express 1,235 4,078 305 1,200
Doppelmayr 8 Passenger Gondola 1,063 3,487 293 960
Alpine Meadows Fixed Grip Quad Chair 743 2,438 229 751
Home Run T-Bar 760 2,492 75 247
Discovery Carpet 84 275 20 66
Adventure Centre Carpet 40 131 4 13
Tube Town Magic Carpet    
Nordic Skiing
  • 105 km (60 miles) of trails including Sovereign Lakes
  • 4 km lit track for night skiing.
  • Lift access to upper trails
  • 2 certified biathlon ranges
Night Skiing
  • Fridays & Saturdays from mid-December to end of March
  • 4 km of lit trails accessed by the Gondola and Silver Queen Chairs                 
  • 4 km of lit Nordic trails seven nights a week
SilverStar Terrain Park & Snow Cross
  • 16 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced lanes with rails and jumps
  • Course that can be tuned for regional, national, and World Cup events
Our Story

From its beginnings as a local ski hill back in 1958, SilverStar Mountain Resort has evolved into a world class winter holiday destination. Renowned for amazing, light dry snow and crowned as one of Canada's favorite family resorts, guests visiting from around the world continue to experience the charm of its colorful mid-mountain village. In fact, the village architecture splashed with vibrant colors is one of the first things you will notice and remember about SilverStar.

Themed after an early 1900's mining town, the bars, restaurants and shops that line the charming main street is where you will find long-time residents and local characters that help give SilverStar its safe, “homey”, community feel. Just ask, and you'll find these same locals are willing to share their secrets that have kept them calling SilverStar home for so long.

And that’s what makes SilverStar so special – a big mountain, a small town feel, with all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds. All with true mid-mountain ski-in, ski-out access.

Located high above British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and a hour’s drive north from the Kelowna International Airport, SilverStar is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for a big mountain experience away from the line-ups. With 3,282 acres of skiable terrain and 131 runs spread across four mountain faces, the variety of terrain is second to none. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder filled chutes, long winch-cat black diamond runs, glades, back-country, Terrain Park and more combine to keep all levels of skiers and boarders entertained.

SilverStar is a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience, whether it’s discovering winter for the first time, or reacquainting with fond childhood memories. Home to Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass, families are able to enjoy a wide variety of activities all included in their My1Pass alpine day lift ticket or season pass.

Enjoy breathtaking views and unlimited access to 55km of groomed, world-class Nordic trails.

Explore a magical 16 km network of dedicated snowshoe trails through forests of giant Christmas trees.

Play ice hockey or enjoy a romantic lap on a frozen mountain pond.

And laugh out loud over and over with your friends and family as you speed downhill on tubes at Tube Town Adventure Park.

And when your legs give out, discover the true joy of being in a mid-mountain village – ski out your door in the morning, and ski right back to your lodging at night.

After the kids have ripped up the mountain during the day, they can enjoy the challenge of indoor climbing at the National Altitude Training Centre, family night at Tube Town or a friendly game at Pinheads Bowling Alley. In addition, there are a host of free activities like arts and crafts nights or story time by the bonfire in the heart of the village.

Food and wine lovers will delight in SilverStar’s impressive lineup of dining options. Visit the Den for après ski and mouth-watering food or enjoy the best nightlife on the mountain at the Saloon. For the more discernible tastes, head to the Silver Grill for fine dining and great Okanagan wines. For the more adventurous, the resort features a number of specialty dining experiences including a snow cat ride under the stars to Paradise Camp or a snowshoe dinner tour to The Wild Horseman's Cabin.

One visit to SilverStar and you'll understand why so many people love to call it 'my mountain'.


Please find below some answers to frequently asked questions about the resort:

  • Is there public Internet access?
    Yes. Free public WiFi is available throughout the resort.
  • Is there somewhere in the village I can sit and eat my packed lunch?
    Yes there is! Downstairs in the Administration Building there is the brown bag Room. There are tables, chairs, microwaves and a TV!
  • The airline lost my luggage… Do you have any ski wear for rent?
    For sure! Ski jackets and ski pants are available for rent at Ski Dazzle Retail Shop. There are sizes for kids right up to adults.
  • What if I lose my season pass?
    Try your best to avoid losing your season pass! If you do, report it immediately to our ticket sales staff. We will replace your lost or stolen pass for a $25.00 administration fee. If you forget your season pass, a single day replacement ticket will be issued once per season, per passholder.
  • What's there to do in the summer at SilverStar?
    SilverStar Mountain Resort has a long history of being a place to play under the summer sun. Mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, guided nature tours and breathtaking scenery to name a few. Visit our Summer Activities section for full information.
  • Where are the ATMs located?
    ATM machines are located in the lobby of the Vance Creek Hotel, the Lord Aberdeen market, the lobby of The Bulldog Hotel, the Town Hall Cafeteria and in The Red Antler.
  • Where are the closest washrooms?
    The closest public washroom facilities in the village are located below the Town Hall. There are also washrooms located at most hotels, restaurants and at Tube Town Adventure Park.
  • Where can I buy lift tickets aside from the village ticket office?
  • Lift tickets may also be purchased from the Guest Services Info Desk located in the Snowsport School, Tube Town ticket office, Rentals, or at the base of the Comet Express.
  • Where can I exchange foreign currency?
    Reception at the Administration Building would be happy to exchange your currency for you.
  • Where can I send my postcards?
    Postcards and letters may be mailed from the Administration office but proper postage must be affixed.
  • Where can we get a detailed map of the village that is big enough to read?
    Detailed maps of the village can be found on the back side of the trail maps located in brochure racks around the resort, Ticket Office, Guest Services Information Desk, hotel lobbies, various retail shops and on the reverse side of the large trail map in the centre of the village.
  • Where is Administration?
    Administration is located above Ski Dazzle Rental Shop. The office hours are daily, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Where is Lost and Found located?
    Lost and Found is located in the Guest Services Info Desk. Early season hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As of mid-December 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays. Contact number is: (250) 558-6019.
Grooming Fleet

2018/19 Piston Bully Winch Groomer

2015/16 Two new Pisten Bully Groomers added to the fleet

2013/14 Pisten Bully 100 Tube Town Cat

2012/13 Pisten Bully 400

2011 Pisten Bully 400 Active Winch

2011 Pisten Bully 400 Park Bully

2010 Pisten Bully 400 Edge

2009 Pisten Bully Edge

2008 Pisten Bully Edge Nordic

Bombardier 350 Sherpa

Pisten Bully 200 Paradise Cat