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Silver Star: The Diamond


The story of Silver Star began way back in 1958 – this period has often been described as the beginning of the powder destinations in North America. Today the Silver Star area has turned into a world-class powder destination while keeping its authentic past to its core.

The area surrounding Silver Star was in the early 1900s a typical mining town and it had all those rustic aspects such as bars, restaurants, and shops. Today as well one can find their remainders – some in the memory and some have been recreated to add to the essence of the place.



Silver Star Statistics



Base Elevation: 3789 feet

Summit Elevation: 6283 feet

Vertical Drop: 2493 feet


Skiers and snowboarders largely powder hounds have been coming here year after year for generations and the reason is quite simple – there is no other place like Silver Star in the whole of North America. Read on to know more.

Quick Statistics



  • Location: It is located 22 km (or 14 miles) from Vernon and the drive lasts no more than 22 minutes. Secondly, the distance from Kelowna Airport to Silver Star is 65 km (or 40 miles) and it lasts no more than 55 minutes.
  • Elevation: It ranges in the following manner: Village – 1,609 meters (or 5,280 feet) – mid-mountain, true ski-in, ski-out.
  • Accommodations: There are 9 On-Mountain Hotels/Lodges with a variety of Holiday Chalets & Condos.
  • Dining: There are 18 Food & Beverage Outlets
  • Skiable Area: It is the 3rd Largest Ski Area in British Columbia with an area of 3,282 Skiable acres (or 1,328 hectares)
  • Runs: There are 132 marked runs and the longest of them is 8 kilometer in length.
  • Total Vertical Drop: It is about 760 meters (or 2,500 feet)
  • Terrain: It can be classified in the following manner:
    • 15% Easiest
    • 40% Intermediate
    • 35% Most Difficult
    • 10% Extreme



  • Annual Snowfall: It is more than 700 cm (or 275 inches), and the resort has 100% natural powder.
  • Average Daytime Temperature: It is about – 5 °C (or 23 F)
  • The lifts: They can be listed as follows:
    • Comet 6 Pack Express
    • Powder Gulch Detachable Quad Express
    • Silver Queen Fixed Grip Quad Chair
    • Silver Woods Detachable Quad Express
    • Summit Fixed Double Chair
    • Alpine Meadows Fixed Grip Quad Chair
    • Home Run T-Bar
    • Discovery Carpet
    • Star Kids 1
    • Star Kids 2
    • Tube TownMagic Carpet
  • Nordic Skiing: It is about 105 km (or 60 miles) of trails including Sovereign Lakes
    • 4 km lit track for night skiing.
    • Lift access to upper trails
    •  2 certified biathlon ranges
  • Heli Skiing: It is about 117,000 Skiable Acres (or 53,000 hectares)
    • Pick up & drop off on resort
  • Night Skiing: Fridays & Saturdays from mid-December to end of March.
    • 4 km of lit trails accessed by the Summit and Silver Queen Chairs
    • 4 km of lit Nordic trails seven nights a week
  • Silver Star Terrain Park & Snow Cross: There is 16 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced lanes with rails and jumps. There is course that can be tuned for regional, national, and World Cup events.

Safety


The Silver Star Resort area is extremely cautious of the various safety concerns. Therefore they go on and follow while also prescribing the Alpine Responsibility Code which further is prescribed by the Canadian Ski Patrol System. It lists the following 10 points which every individual must observe:

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
  6. Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  7. Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
  8. Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
  9. You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of drugs or alcohol.
  10. You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.

The same institution also requires you to observe the following – Nordic Skier’s Responsibly Code which is basically in addition to the ones that are mentioned above:

  1. Ski in indicated direction and observe all signs
  2. Ski to the right when passing or skiing a double track.
  3. Descending skiers always have the right of way.
  4. Don’t litter. Pack it in, pack it out…and respect private property.
  5. Don’t obstruct the trail. Move off the track quickly if you fall or while taking a break.
  6. Yield the track to faster skiers or skiers saying “track” by stepping off to the right.

It is truly your responsibility to know your code and being safety cautious. You will have to be safe and also ski in a controlled & responsible manner, after all, there is a kind of implied brotherhood that you become a part of.

Tickets and Seasons Passes



  • Alpine Ski and Snowboard: With the purchase of an Alpine Ski and Snowboard A My 1 Pass you get the powder to access the alpine lift tickets for the whole day and along with that the visitors will have unlimited access to the following:
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Tubing (including tubes)
    • Skating (rentals are available)
    • Silver Star’s cross-country skiing (snowshoe rentals available)
    • Snowshoe on the fat bike trails (fat bike, XC gear)
    • Now, the resort requires for you to attach the tickets to your jacket or pants at all times.

If you purchase this ticket online you will immediately get the following benefits:

  • 1 Day: A discount of 5%
  • 7 to 13 Days: A discount of 10%
  • 14 Days or more: A discount of 15%

Furthermore, refer to the list below to know more about the early birds saving scene:

  • Adults: Individuals who are between the age of 19 and 64 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $92 for the regular tickets at the window. Furthermore, if you purchase your tickets early you will save 5% and pay CAD $87.4 for Day 1. Similarly, you will save 10% and just pay CAD $82.8 for 7 to 13 Days’ worth of tickets. And, finally, by saving 15% you will just have to pay CAD $78.2 for 14 or more Days of tickets.
  • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years or above fall under this category and pay about CAD $75 for the regular tickets at the window. Furthermore, if you purchase your tickets early you will save 5% and pay CAD $71.25 for Day 1. Similarly, you will save 10% and just pay CAD $67.50 for 7 to 13 Days’ worth of tickets. And, finally, by saving 15% you will just have to pay CAD $63.75 for 14 or more Days of tickets.
  • Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $74 for the regular tickets at the window. Furthermore, if you purchase your tickets early you will save 5% and pay CAD $70.30 for Day 1. Similarly, you will save 10% and just pay CAD $66.60 for 7 to 13 Days’ worth of tickets. And, finally, by saving 15% you will just have to pay CAD $62.90 for 14 or more Days of tickets.
  • Child: Individuals who are between the age of 6 and 12 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $48 for the regular tickets at the window. Furthermore, if you purchase your tickets early you will save 5% and pay CAD $45.60 for Day 1. Similarly, you will save 10% and just pay CAD $43.20 for 7 to 13 Days’ worth of tickets. And, finally, by saving 15% you will just have to pay CAD $40.80 for 14 or more Days of tickets.
  • Tots: Kids who are of the age of 5 years or below do not have to pay any money for the lift tickets.

The rates for the regular window tickets are as follows:

  • Single Day Tickets: Refer to the list below:
    • Adults: Individuals who are between the age of 19 and 64 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $92 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them, CAD $75. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $97. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years or above fall under this category and pay about CAD $75 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them CAD $61. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $80. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $75 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them CAD $61. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $78. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $74 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them CAD $61. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $78. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Child: Individuals who are between the age of 6 and 12 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $48 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them CAD $39. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $78. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Students: The respective individuals under this category will have to produce valid identification cards to ascertain whether they are full time students or otherwise they will not be allowed to benefit from this scheme. They have to pay about CAD $75 for a day’s ticket (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). Whereas tickets for the afternoon (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm) will cost them CAD $59. The night (3:30 pm to 8:30 pm) tickets cost about CAD $10. Furthermore, the day and night ticket (8:30 am to 8:30 pm) will cost CAD $80. The Beginner (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) ticket will cost CAD $39. And, finally, tickets for The Zone (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) will cost CAD $18.
    • Tots: Children who are of the age of 5 years or below do not have to pay any money for the tickets.
  • Multi-Day Tickets: Refer to the list below to know more:
    • Adults: Individuals who are between the age of 19 and 64 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $179 for 2 days, CAD $257 for 3 days, CAD $335 for 4 days, CAD $413 for 5 of 6 days, CAD $491 for 6 of 7 days, and finally CAD $569 for 7 of 8 days.
    • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above have to pay about CAD $146 for 2 days, CAD $210 for 3 days, CAD $275 for 4 days, CAD $338 for 5 of 6 days, CAD $402 for 6 of 7 days, and finally CAD $466 for 7 of 8 days.
    • Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $144 for 2 days, CAD $210 for 3 days, CAD $275 for 4 days, CAD $338 for 5 of 6 days, CAD $402 for 6 of 7 days, and finally CAD $466 for 7 of 8 days.
    • Child: Individuals who are between the age of 6 and 12 years fall under this category and pay about CAD $93 for 2 days, CAD $134 for 3 days, CAD $175 for 4 days, CAD $216 for 5 of 6 days, CAD $257 for 6 of 7 days, and finally CAD $298 for 7 of 8 days.
    • Students: The respective individuals under this category will have to produce valid identification cards to ascertain whether they are full-time students or otherwise they will not be allowed to benefit from this scheme. They have to pay CAD $146 for 2 days, CAD 210 for 3 days, CAD $275 for 4 days, CAD $338 for 5 of 6 days, CAD $402 for 6 of 7 days, and finally, CAD $466 for 7 of 8 days.
  • Tots: Kids who are below the age of 5 do not have to pay anything to access the lifts.


The Silver Star powder area provides you with the opportunity to enjoy cross country skiing on their trail network which is considered to be the largest cross country trail network in Canada. This intricate network is groomed on a daily basis during the season.

Upon purchasing the Dual mountain passes you will be able to access over 55 kilometers of trail network which are interconnected with the 50 + kilometers of the trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Center. Skiers of all skill levels – be it that they are only beginning or are experts in their areas, all of them can find adequate space and enough opportunities to enjoy skiing in this area of the resort. You can also associate yourself with the Snow Sports School at the Silver Star Resort and then go ahead and enjoy these trails along with your private instructors. You also have the option of procuring all the necessary rentals from the rental store.

Nordic Night Skiing is another great and exciting avenue which can be explored here. The Silver Star organizes night skiing events every night beginning from 5 pm onwards and costs just CAD $10.

The Day ticket prices are mentioned below. Please have a look before you make any purchases:

    • Adults: Individuals who are between the age of 19 and 64 years fall under this category. Now, if they just want the tickets for Silver Star then the prices are about CAD $17 for the Single Day and for every additional day they have to pay CAD $15. However, if they require Dual Mountain tickets then the prices for the single day is CAD $23 and for every additional day CAD $20 is charged.
    • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above belong to this category. Now, if they just want the tickets for Silver Star then the prices are about CAD $14 for the Single Day and for every additional day they have to pay CAD $13. However, if they require Dual Mountain tickets then the prices for the single day is CAD $17 and for every additional day CAD $16 is charged.
    • Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years fall under this category. Now, if they just want the tickets for Silver Star then the prices are about CAD $12 for the Single Day and for every additional day they have to pay CAD $11. However, if they require Dual Mountain tickets then the prices for the single day is CAD $15 and for every additional day CAD $14 is charged.
    • Child: Individuals who are between the age of 6 and 12 years fall under this category. Now, if they just want the tickets for Silver Star then the prices are about CAD $10 for the Single Day and for every additional day they have to pay CAD $9. However, if they require Dual Mountain tickets then the prices for the single day is CAD $15 and for every additional day CAD $14 is charged.

Silver Star also provides you with the option of engaging in Tubing. Visitors can often be found enjoying this activity for hours upon hours. Silver Star has a BIG inner tube with additional safety handles. It is a great controlled environment which provides enough opportunities in a closed and secure environment for everyone to have their share of shared fun.

The operational hours of this activity are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: It can be accessed between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm on these days.
  • Friday and Saturday: It can be accessed between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm on these days.
  • Sunday: It can be accessed between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm on this day.
  • Christmas Holidays: It can be accessed between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm on these days except Christmas Day when it is open between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • BC Family Day: It can be accessed between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm on these days.

They also organize a special event by the name of Toonie Tuesday Nights which begin on Tuesday, January the 10th and is scheduled to last between 4 pm and 9 pm. This program is organized every Tuesday till the 14th of March at Tube Town. Other details are mentioned below:

  • CAD $2 skating
  • CAD $2 off 2-hour tubing
  • CAD $2 one ride tubing
  • CAD $2 one lap of mini snowmobile
  • CAD $2 hot chocolate
  • CAD $2 off Skate Rentals

The Tubing Ticket Prices are mentioned below:

  • Adults: Individuals who are of the age of 13 years or above have to pay CAD $6 for 1 ride. If they want access for 2 straight hours then they pay CAD $19, and for a full days access (tube and skate included) then they have to pay CAD $23.
  • Child: Individuals who belong to the age group of 3 and 12 years have to pay CAD $6 for 1 ride. If they want access for 2 straight hours then they pay CAD $16, and for a full days access (tube and skate included) then they have to pay CAD $20.


At Silver Star, you also can enjoy Ice Skating. It is organized on the Brewer’s Pond. Here you have access to almost 1 hectare worth of an area which further has been a result of natural processes. At the time of the event, one can find outdoor fires lit and warm the atmosphere while live music sets the groove. So, make sure that you come here with your entire family to soak in the bright experiences.

Hockey enthusiasts can often be found skiing across the pond and then there would be some folks cheering by the side – the Canadian love for hockey truly can be found kindling here.

The working hours of the Brewer’s Pond Ticket Office are as follows:

  • Between Sunday and Thursday: It is open between 8 am and 9 pm.
  • Between Friday and Saturday: It is open between 8 am and 10 pm.
  • During Christmas Holidays: It is open between 8 am and 10 pm.
  • On the Christmas Day: It is open between 8 am and 8 pm.

The ticket prices can be found below:

  • Skating Ticket: It is about CAD $6
  • Helmet Rental: It is about CAD $3
  • Skating Rental: It is about CAD $9
  • Hockey Stick Rental: It is about CAD $4
  • Skate Sharpening: It is about CAD $5
  • Puck Sale: It is about CAD $5

Silver Star also has the option of snowshoeing and its details can be found below:

  • Adults: Individuals who are between the ages of 19 and 64 years have to pay CAD $10 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $68.
  • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above have to pay CAD $9 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $42.
  • Youth: Individuals who belong to the age group of 13 and 18 years have to pay CAD $9 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $65.
  • Child: Kids who are between the age of 6 and 12 years have to pay CAD $8 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $35.

The details about fat biking can be found below:

  • Adults: Individuals who are between the ages of 19 and 64 years have to pay CAD $7 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $49.
  • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above have to pay CAD $6 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $40.
  • Youth: Individuals who belong to the age group of 13 and 18 years have to pay CAD $6 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $40.
  • Child: Kids who are between the age of 6 and 12 years have to pay CAD $5 for the Day Ticket and the Season Pass will cost them CAD $35.

Now, the best way to save at the Silver Star powder area is by purchasing the Alpine Seasons Pass. Please read below to know more about the prices:

  • Adults: Individuals who are between the ages of 19 and 64 years have to pay CAD $1,249 at the regular prices.
  • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above have to pay CAD $949 at the regular prices.
  • Youth: Individuals who belong to the age group of 13 and 18 years have to pay CAD $929 at the regular prices.
  • Child: Kids who are between the age of 6 and 12 years have to pay CAD $579 at the regular prices.
  • Students: Those of you who wish to qualify under this category will have to produce adequate documents to ascertain that you are the full-time student at a given university. For the Seasons Pass, you guys will have to pay CAD $949.
  • Tots: Kids who are of the age of 5 years or below will have to pay CAD $25.
  • Add-ons: Such as Tubing, Skating, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing, or Fat Biking – these activities are free for the pass holder.
  • Bus Passes: It will cost you CAD $300.
  • Refundable option: For a single ticket the fee charged is CAD $25 whereas for the family the charge is CAD $75.

The Nordic Seasons Pass is another option available for you – have a look below to know more:

  • Adults: Individuals who are between the ages of 19 and 64 years have to pay CAD $212 for the XC Pass at the Silver Star. Furthermore, the XC Pass which provides 10 times Dual Access early in the season will cost you CAD $155 and it is only valid between the 12th of November and 20th December. The XC Pass – Dual Access costs CAD $348. Fat Biking will cost you only CAD $49 and similarly, Snowshoeing will cost you just CAD $68.
  • Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 65 years and above have to pay CAD $147 for the XC Pass at the Silver Star. Furthermore, the XC Pass which provides 10 times Dual Access early in the season will cost you CAD $115 and it is only valid between the 12th of November and 20th December. The XC Pass – Dual Access costs CAD $238. Fat Biking will cost you only CAD $40 and similarly, Snowshoeing will cost you just CAD $42.
  • Youth: Individuals who belong to the age group of 13 and 18 years have to pay CAD $123 for the XC Pass at the Silver Star. Furthermore, the XC Pass which provides 10 times Dual Access early in the season will cost you CAD $115 and it is only valid between the 12th of November and 20th December. The XC Pass – Dual Access costs CAD $238. Fat Biking will cost you only CAD $40 and similarly, Snowshoeing will cost you just CAD $65.
  • Child: Kids who are between the age of 6 and 12 years have to pay CAD $113 for the XC Pass at the Silver Star. Furthermore, the XC Pass which provides 10 times Dual Access early in the season will cost you CAD $95 and it is only valid between the 12th of November and 20th December. The XC Pass – Dual Access costs CAD $193. Fat Biking will cost you only CAD $35 and similarly, Snowshoeing will cost you just CAD $35.
  • Students: Those of you who wish to qualify under this category will have to produce adequate documents to ascertain that you are full-time student at a given university. For the Nordic Seasons Pass, you guys will have to pay CAD $133 for the XC Pass at the Silver Star. Furthermore, the XC Pass which provides 10 times Dual Access early in the season will cost you CAD $115 and it is only valid between the 12th of November and 20th December. The XC Pass – Dual Access costs CAD $238.

When you purchase these passes you end up getting the following benefits:

  • Save 25% on Whistler Blackcomb Tickets
  • Enjoy free Tubing at Tube Town Adventure Park
  • Enjoy Free skating on Brewer’s Pond
  • Enjoy Free and unlimited Access to Snowshoe Trails
  • Enjoy free and unlimited access to 50 kilometers of Cross-country Ski Trails
  • Enjoy free and unlimited Fat Biking on Dedicated Trails
  • Save on Premium Gear at Ski Dazzle
  • Enjoy Rental & Repair Shop discounts up to 15%
  • Ski Free at Powder Alliance Partner Resorts
  • Sweet Savings at The Goody Box – as much as 15%
  • Snow Sports School Discounts up to 15%
  • Food and Beverage Savings up to 15%
  • Enjoy free Night Skiing
  • Save at Dozens of Ski Resorts
  • Enjoy 50% discount on Hike and Lift Tickets all summer.

The reciprocal offers are available at the following destinations:

  • 49 Degrees North Resort: Washington, USA
  • Apex: Penticton, BC
  • Big White: Kelowna, BC
  • Canada Olympic Park (WinSport): Calgary, AB
  • Castle Mountain: Pincher Creek, AB
  • Cypress Mountain: Vancouver, BC
  • Grouse Mountain: Vancouver, BC
  • Harper Mountain: Kamloops, BC
  • Hemlock Resort: Agassiz, BC
  • Manning Park Resort: Hope, BC
  • Marmot Basin: Jasper, AB
  • Mt Seymour: North Vancouver, BC
  • Mt. Sima: Whitehorse, YK
  • Mt Washington: Courtenay, BC
  • Norquay: Banff, AB
  • Red Mountain: Rossland, BC
  • Revelstoke Mountain: Revelstoke, BC
  • Summit Lake Ski Hill: Nakusp, BC
  • Sun Peaks: Kamloops, BC
  • Whistler Blackcomb: Whistler, BC
  • Panorama Mountain Resort: Panorama, BC
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise, AB

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