8 reasons to take the family to Silver Star, Canada

A colourful mining town theme with ski in ski out access to 3282 acres of skiable terrain and that’s just the beginning. Silver Star brings it for all the family.

Think ‘family resort’ and many think small, groomed, intermediate hill.

Not Silver Star in the Okanagan Valley in interior British Columbia in Canada. It’s a big mountain resort and the third largest ski area in Canada with plenty to keep beginners, intermediate, advanced and expert powder skiers happy.Translated? The family will be happy because no one misses out.

If that’s not enough then here are 7 other family reasons to hit SilverStar at least once in your life.

Snowshoe

Silver Star boasts over 16 kilometres of shoe shoe trails through giant Christmas tree style woods laden with snow. The adventurous can even take a snowshoe dinner tour to The Wild Horseman’s Cabin.

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Ice hockey on a frozen mountain pond

Channel your inner Torvill & Dean or Wayne Gretzky and hit the frozen mountain pond downtown for some romantic hand in hand skating or a friendly ice hockey game.

Tube town

What do you get when you take an inflatable tyre style tube, build some snow lanes and throw your body into the inflatable ring? Adrenaline fuelled family fun.

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Fat biking

Silver Star has over 15kilometres of fat bike trails to get those thighs pumping in the great outdoors. Rent a fat tyre bike and hit the snow road on wheels designed to tread through the snow.

Indoor climbing

Silver Star’s National Altitude Training Centre offers indoor climbing for kids that still have energy to burn after ripping up the slopes.  The wall is 19 metres wide and 7 metres high with varying degrees of difficulty and skip level with all climbing equipment available for hire.

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Ski in ski out ten pin bowling

You’ll find Pinheads under the Firelight Lodge near the skating pond. Expect four computerised start of the art laser 10 pin bowling lanes with touch screen computers plus Karaoke for those looking for more.

Parents will be pleased to know the Final Run Bar & Bistro has a full bar service and hot apres ski specialty coffee.

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Paradise Camp

Paradise Camp is Silver Star’s only on slope restaurant and found at the top of Powder Gulch on the backside of the mountain. The fine dining dinner tour runs ever Friday and Saturday night when guests can take a Snow Cat from the village to the restaurant for a true winter dining adventure.

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Skiing

Hit the slopes on skis and snowboards on 131 runs including an 8km run and a 760 metre vertical drop with terrain divided between 15% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced and 10% expert. Silver Star receives over 7 metres of snowfall each season ensuring enough powder for all.

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