Why Skiing SilverStar Mountain Resort is a must- do.
Renowned for its champagne powder, varied terrain, and stunningly bright mid-mountain village, skiing SilverStar Mountain Resort is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Home to British Columbia’s 3rd largest ski area the resort is located less than an hour’s drive from Kelowna airport. At an elevation of 1,609m, skiing SilverStar resort is a true ski-in ski-out experience. Its winter season is expansive, running from late November through to the end of April.
With 132 ski runs and over 1,328 hectares of skiable terrain, you won’t ever find this place too busy. Even on the weekends. There is also definitely no shortage of the white stuff. The resort receives a staggering 7m of snow annually … and it’s all natural! There is no need for snow making here, making skiing SilverStar an easy choice.
The prettiest mid-mountain resort village in British Columbia
This is the ultimate in ski-in, ski-out accommodation. There are a total of 9 on-mountain hotels and 18 food/beverage outlets so your toughest choice when skiing SilverStar is where to stay. In the mornings ski down to your first chairlift of the day and at the day’s end ski right up to your hotel, click the skis off and be in the hot tub with a drink within minutes.
Skiing SilverStar offers the choice of perfectly groomed ‘crisp corduroy’ runs or venture back mountain to the dark side … The black and double black runs offer varied terrain for the more experienced, adventure seeking skiier!
Aerial Skiing Champion Jaqui Cooper on Skiing SilverStar
Five-time world champion Jacqui Cooper represented Australia in the sport of Aerial Skiing for 20 years and is a number one fan of skiing SilverStar. From five-time world champion to family of five, Jacqui’s spirit and enthusiasm for snow sports has only increased. But on her next venture to the slopes, she plans to bring along some extra cargo…!
“As a family we haven’t been ready to take an overseas snow trip until now” Cooper says. The former world champion is mother to 4-year-old twins and a 6-year-old and says “the kids were too young to travel and appreciate what would be on offer at the other end”.
Jacqui Cooper is no stranger to visiting international ski resorts having represented Australia in 139 World Cup events, nine World Championships, as well as gaining selection for five Winter Olympics teams. Ask her where her favourite overseas destination is and Jacqui need not think for long: ‘SilverStar!’. At the end of this year, Jacqui, Mario and their 3 kids will be packing their bags and heading to the Canadian Resort based in Vernon, British Columbia.
The Perfect Resort for Families
“The reason we choose to ski SilverStar is because, on previous visits when I was competing, I loved the intimate colourful village whilst being able to explore the big mountain!” Cooper adds, “With the kids being little the last thing we wanted was a big village and them being overwhelmed… I want them to feel safe, comfortable and energised by the SilverStar experience”.
During the Australian winter season Jacqui and her family ski at their local resort, Mt Buller – “There are a lot of similarities between (Mt Buller and SilverStar) the resorts; they have a wonderful village atmosphere and are very kid-friendly”. For Jacqui the bonus will be SilverStar’s award-winning kids’ program. “My children can learn from the best while I get to head out and ride the infamous ‘Okanagan Champagne Powder’”.
What is Jacqui most looking forward to skiing SilverStar on her December holiday? “The best part about snow sports and family is being able to come in after a day out in nature on the slopes and connect as a family”.
SilverStar Mountain Resort is awarded the #1 Ski Resort in the Okanagan.