Silver Star Ski Holidays

Silver Star is a hidden gem - although popular with locals, it’s still relatively unknown in the UK.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
Silver Star is a hidden gem - although popular with locals, it’s still relatively unknown in the UK.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Summary

4
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Quick Transfer Time

Very Canadian, Silver Star is an authentic ski resort with colourful buildings, easy beginner slopes and super-challenging steeps.

With a huge variety of terrain, Silver Star ski holidays are great for all abilities. A two-sided resort, the south face has easy skiing for beginners and improvers, while the back-side has steep chutes and tree runs - the double blacks from the top of the Powder Gulch Express are particularly testing.

In Silver Star village, colourful buildings cluster around a ski-through main street. Compact and traffic-free, it’s a great place for families, and the excellent Star Kids Centre takes children from 18 months.

There’s more going here than first meets the eye, with some great local gems such as Bugaboos Bakery Café and Mogul's Sports Bar. The Knoll area is a lovely place for an evening stroll, and several off-piste activities are included on your lift pass, such as cross-country skiing and tubing.

For longer stays or a BC ski safari, Silver Star makes a good combination with Big White and Sun Peaks.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Silver Star Resort Guide

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Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Kelowna
Transfer time
1 hour
Transport
Transfer
Elevation
6,280 ft
Vertical drop
2,500 ft
Avg snowfall
23 ft
Ski area
3,065 acres
Ski lifts
12
Runs
115
Grade
30% advanced
50% intermediates
20% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Silver Star has a good range of hotels and condos scattered around the Victorian-style mining village. There are some great ski-in ski-out options for families, while bigger groups could try one of the larger townhomes.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Silver Star accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Hot Tub
  • Self-Catered
The luxury Firelight Lodge has a convenient location right next to the skating on Brewer's Pond at the west end of Silver Star village.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski-in Ski-out
This ski-in ski-out property sets the standard at Silver Star. Accommodation is spacious and most units have private hot tubs.

Reviews

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05/02/2018 Darren Hardman

Cheaper than Revelstoke, food & beer cheaper, a family resort, with easy motorway skiing, but venture in the blacks, and plenty of challenges for all.

05/01/2018 Alex R, Silver Star

Just spent Christmas week at Silver Star. Very different from European skiing - lots of powder and even on the busiest skiing day of the year you often get a run entirely to yourself. Queues, if there are any, are short and fast moving with the exception of the magic carpet for beginners, whose queue is ridiculously long. Very safe and family friendly - there's no Folie Douce or Krazy Kanguruh or rowdy stag parties here - and people tend to ski responsibly. The instructors at the ski school are fabulous. For adults they tend to be very experienced and well qualified Canadians or Australians, for kids they were mostly young Scandinavians. The clientele is friendly, polite and pretty much 100% anglophone - lots of locals, plus people from the rest of Canada, Australia and a few Brits. Dress is very informal - there's no designer gear on show here, perhaps because the apres scene is very low key, Snowbird and Firelight are nice, modern, places to stay - very comfortable, although Snowbird is more central. There is a LOT to do other than skiing - teenagers will like the snowcats, bowling and tubing. My only complaint about Silver Star is perhaps the food - it's good value, in that the portions are huge and the prices reasonable compared to Europe - but there's not much variety and vegetables are in fairly short supply. The various eateries offer a fairly consistent diet of burgers, ribs, pasta and fried stuff, except for Bugaboo's Cafe, owned by a Belgian called Frank, which offers the same gulasch soup you'd find at any European mountain restaurant. This resort would suit a family or couple who take skiing more seriously than the apres or social networking.

21/03/2017 Colin Freaks

for us a group of 10 the resort was great the hill has more than enough for all levels of skiing

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