5 Reasons to make Silver Star your Mountain of Choice
We know you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to winter activities, but let’s not forget the local mountains! Silver Star Mountain Resort, close to Vernon and Kelowna, is renowned for having awesome snow conditions, long hours of operation and a fabulous view. Check out our top 5 reasons to visit:
Silver Star offers a great amount of night skiing, so you don’t have to leave the mountain when the sun sets! Night skiing starts from 3.30pm on the Summit Chair and Silver Queen Chair; perfect for after work or an extended day on the slopes. And that’s not the only activity available after dark – check out the Cross-Country Night Loop or Brewer’s Pond Ice Skating Rink for something a little bit different. Both attractions are open till late, meaning you have plenty of options to keep the whole family entertained while you hit that last run down the mountain.
Easy drive from Kelowna, Kelowna Airport and even La Casa:
Only 22km north of Vernon, Silver Star is easy to get to, no matter where you are coming from within the Vernon and Kelowna area. Kelowna International Airport is less than an hour’s drive from the mountain and downtown Kelowna is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away! If you are staying at La Casa, then this is one of the easiest Mountain Resorts to get to as it is literally a one hour’s drive door to door…
3rd Largest Ski Area in BC:
There are plenty of ski areas in BC to try out each winter, sometimes it feels like there are TOO many to choose from! Don’t forget that Silver Star is the 3rd largest ski area in BC so you are sure to get plenty out of your visit. With 3,282 skiable acres, 132 marked runs, and a longest run of 8km, you’ve got more than enough Terrain to keep you occupied for days. The mountain is also great for beginners as 15% of this terrain are green runs, easiest routes down the mountain and suitable for those just starting out on the snow.
Small town vibes:
The village sits at 1,609m, meaning that this a proper ski-in, ski-out destination. With vibrant, colourful buildings and friendly long-time locals, Silver Star doesn’t feel like your typical tourist resort. This quaint village is small and welcoming so when you’re not shredding the slopes, you will find yourself sharing drinks with residents and feeling like you’re right at home.
Not just alpine – Fat Bike, Snowshoe, Nordic:
Alpine Skiing and snowboarding not your cup of tea? That’s okay; you can still pay Silver Star a visit! With 8 fat bike trails, 15 snowshoe trails, plenty of Nordic ski trails and 3 terrain parks, you can find the ideal adventure for you. There’s literally so many options at Silver Star, it’s amazing!
Are you excited about hitting the slopes? Thinking of planning next year’s winter getaway? Wondering where to organise your ski holiday? We have the perfect property for you! Choose La Casa’s Guest House – a property that sleeps up to 26 people with plenty of facilities – and have the perfect base for your mountain adventures.
For more information on the Guest House, please refer to our Weddings and Groups information or give us a call on 1-888-226-5566. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written by Hannah Poaros