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What's New for 2018/19
- New Gondola Opens For Winter – opening for its first winter season the new Gondola will provide quicker access to Alpine Meadows, Vance Creek and Powder Gulch. The Gondola will also offer improved access for Beginners, and warm access to the upper XC Trails for our XC skiers. Dogs will also be welcome in Summer, however not Winter due to limited Trail access. See Gondola Fast Facts for more information.
- The Lookout Cafe Opens for Winter -- enjoy the new specialty Grilled cheese sandwich menu and a latte at the Summit while enjoying our Winter Wonderland.
- In-Room Aveda Spa Products -- Pamper yourself in the comfort of your SilverStar Holidays hotel room with Aveda Spa products
- Adventure Centre Expansion Continues -- Gain an enhanced skiing or riding experience at the our Adventure Centre for kids with our expanded magic carpet and new training tools
- Touchscreen Check-in for Rentals -- Get on the slopes faster with our new streamlined touch-screen electronic rental check-in process
- New Winch Cat Groomer Added -- We're pleased to added a new Winch Cat groomer to our fleet to ensure the best groomer of our steeper terrain.
- Widened Skiway Access -- Take advantage of easier access to the Comet Chair with the new widened Easy Street ski-way from the village
And there's more:
- Night skiing just got a whole lot better with the prospect of a warm and dry ride on the Gondola.
- The Terrain Park will have 4 new rail features this season.
- New Program: Master’s Monday – a new weekly Snowsports Program will begin running January, February, and March for the ladies and men 50 years of age and older (drop-ins welcome).
- A new Digital Grooming Board will be added at the top of the Gondola.
- Increased investment in Summer Grooming will allow us to continue to enhance our amazing early season ski conditions.
- The Zone Beginner Area is now bigger and better for those new to the sport or for that warm-up run.
- New Scanners at lifts will be added to improve efficiency.
- New Snowshoe options – we have carved out a new trail at the top of the Gondola and can be experienced by joining one for our New Snowshoe Tours.
- Improved handicap parking access has been added by the NATC.
- New Espresso Machine at Paradise Camp has been added, serving all your favourite Cherry Hill Coffees.
- Silver Grill will now be hosting 2 Wine Masters Dinners per month.
- Elevate at SilverStar, our Aveda Concept Spa will have extended winter opening hours and offerings.
A TASTE OF SUMMER, looking forward:
- New Look for Summer Bike Service Shop and Rentals Department: our Rental and Repair shops will be getting a facelift this year.
- New Look for the Village: new and improved interlocking paving stones for the Village will provide a beautiful new look for our main village pathways.
- New easier Bike route to the Comet Chair from the Village – Little Ripper.
- New high alpine Hiking Trails will be added to our summer hiking trails.
- New Gnome Roam at the top of the Gondola.
- New wedding and convention venues will be added to SilverStar this year. One outdoor mountaintop facility that can be tented for shelter AND one new inside venue near the Wedding Gazebo.
Old News But Good News
SilverStar has invested in interior upgrades to its Town Hall & Coffee+. The renovation is designed to be multi-purpose, with a new coffee and beverage bar area as well as a revamped area to host large functions whether it be weddings, awards or school groups. Come check it out this winter!
Great news for park lovers with new rails, features, and a new mini-terrain park with a sectioned off area for beginners.
AND LOADS MORE...
- NEW Aveda Concept Spa - Elevate at SilverStar
- Alpine Run Updates
- Re-profiled the top of Cloud 9, and widened the finish area of the race run
- Clearing on Three Wise Men
- Nordic Trail Updates:
- New Gold Mountain Connector connecting Pinacles Trail to Gold Mountain
- Brewer's Pond Base made the official Nordic Trailhead
- Grooming Fleet Updates:
- Two New PistenBully 400 Groomers have been purchased growing SilverStar’s grooming fleet and keeping a focus on maintaining its world class corduroy.
- New rubber tracks for PB.5 for better early season Nordic grooming
- New grooming attachments for Nordic grooming track setter
- New XC snowmobile assigment added to improve daytime touch-up XC grooming
- Snow Reporting:
- New LASER snow measuring system
- New POW Cam feed for New Snow shots
- Infrastructure Updates:
- New backup power generator for SilverStar Village businesses
- 60% consturcution of Gondola, top station, and all foundations completed
- Renovations to Town Hall, Coffee+, The Den, and admin/day lodge building stairways
- Kids & Family Activities:
- New 14 passenger Paradise Express passenger cabin on a 'newer' PB 400 Groomer.
- Two new Arctic Cat Z120 mini snowmobiles
NEW DOPPELMAYR GONDOLA
SilverStar Mountain Resort is excited to announce the major investment of a new Doppelmayr gondola from the SilverStar Village to the Summit. This project will see the replacement of the existing Summit fixed grip double chair, which has been loading guests since 1970. The new high-speed detachable gondola cabins each provide seating for eight (8) and the provision of ski and board racks are provided outside, on door-mounted racks to maximize the comfort of the guests' ride.
Awards and Accolades
- Multiple award-winner in Ski Canada magazine's annual Best of Category: "Best Family Resort," "Best Grooming," "Best Terrain Park," "Best Sun," and "Best News for Tree Skiers."
- Voted the #5 cross-country ski resort in North America by USA Today's 10 Best. SilverStar and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre were jointly nominated by three former US Olympians.
- Voted the Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan region for the fourth consecutive year, SilverStar was also voted the Best Family Resort, Best Tourist Attraction and Best Place for an Adrenaline Rush in the North Okanagan! Check out our other awards here.
- Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on the number of positive reviews. Check out our TripAdvisor page here.
SilverStar Mountain Resort Master Plan Community Feedback
SilverStar has submitted a Draft Resort Master Plan to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) for review and approval. The plan details the proposed phased development concepts for continued all seasons resort purposes, including:
- a five-phase mountain and base area development plan
- addition of three new ski terrain pods
- approximately 2,000 additional bed units in the existing village base area, and at the West Knoll residential area
- new & expanded winter/year-round attractions
- no change to the Controlled Recreation Area
The plan is available for review online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/natural-resource-use/all-seasons-resorts/silverstar_lowres_masterplan_july_4th_2017.pdf