Getting To Silverstar

Getting To Silverstar

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Where is Silver Star BC?

Silver Star Ski Resort is located in the Okanagan Valley, 22km from Vernon in British Columbia, Canada. Silverstar BC is 464km northwest of Vancouver and 574km west of Calgary.

Flights to Kelowna

Typically visitors fly into the Kelowna International Airport (YLW), which is only 65km (40 miles) from Silverstar. Various airlines operate regular flights to Kelowna from Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. You can use one of our flight search aggregators to compare flight routes and prices.

Kelowna Airport to Silver Star Shuttles

There are various shuttle services from Kelowna Airport to Silver Star, including scheduled shuttles, shared shuttles and private transfers that can incorporate a grocery stop en-route. These airport shuttles to Silver Star are offered by private transport providers as well as the Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Silver Star Mountain Resort also provides inexpensive shuttles from Kelowna City and Vernon to Silver Star for those who live/stay in Kelowna/Vernon and want to ski for the day.

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Driving to Silver Star BC

Once at Silver Star you won’t need a car, but if Silver Star isn’t your only destination, getting a rental car at the airport is another option to give you more flexibility. A large number of car rentals are available from Kelowna Airport.

From Kelowna head north on highway 97 to Vernon, through the town of Vernon, and then turn right onto 48th Avenue which turns into Silver Star Rd. The 22km drive up to the Silver Star Mountain Resort is reasonably easy. The road is pretty wide and it’s not particularly steep or windy.

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Getting Around Silver Star

For those staying in Silver Star accommodation that is not close to the central village, there is a complimentary resort shuttle that goes from the mid-mountain village and weaves around the various roads. The shuttle doesn’t run particularly late into the evenings, so if you stay out late you’ll be walking home. Most accommodation is within 10 minutes walk of the village, but much of it is an uphill walk (or stumble….).

Ski Resorts Nearby

The Big White ski resort is located in the same region, 125km away. Now that Big White and Silver Star are no longer “friends” it’s much harder to get between the ski areas unless you get private chartered transport.

Crystal Mountain is also close by in West Kelowna, but it’s just a small ski field that’s popular with local families, and it’s not really an international ski destination.

Cat Skiing Near Silver Star

You could use Silver Star Ski Resort as a warm-up before a multi-day cat skiing trip.

Keefer Lake Lodge Cat Skiing is located in the Monashee Mountains of BC Canada, southeast of the town of Cherryville. The drive takes just over an hour from Vernon to Keefer Lake Lodge (and another 20 minutes from Silver Star). Keefer Lake Cat Skiing offers 3 and 4 day packages that need to be booked well in advance.

Monashee Powder Cats is also located near Cherryville and offers 3 and 4 day packages. The lodging and cuisine aren’t as fancy as Keefer Lake, and the terrain at Monashee Powder Cats is more suited to strong intermediate to advanced riders (whilst Keefer Lake is much better for upper advanced to experts).

Heli Skiing Near Silver Star

Similarly, you could utilise Silver Star to get the legs primed before going heli skiing. Kingfisher Heli Skiing offers private heli skiing packages and also operates in terrain near Cherryville, whilst the lodging base is just outside Vernon.