This article was published on February 20th, 2011
Walking through Silver Star’s village is like taking a step back in time and entering a Dicken’s novel. Turrets, ginger-breading, wooden boardwalks, vivid colours and wood siding are just a few of the elaborate architectural details you’ll see. The village is perfectly positioned mid-mountain – so all accommodation is ski-to, ski-from.
The village has a wide-variety of dining options from quick-serve to find dining. Long John’s Pub in the Lord Aberdeen Hotel is perfect for apres-ski, and you’re looking for late-night fun, visit The Saloon in the Vance Creek Hotel.
Out on the mountain, there are over 2,500 skiable acres – you’ll find long rolling green runs for the beginner, groomed cruisers and glade skiing for the intermediates, and double-black diamond chutes for the advanced. There’s also a great terrain park and half-pipe. Silver Star receives over 23 feet of snow each year, which means you have a pretty good chance of finding good powder most days.
The outdoor fun continues with snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, tubing and cross-country skiing. Inside there is a rock climbing wall, day-spa, art gallery, shopping and yoga.
Silver Star Mountain Resort continues to be my favorite Canadian destination resorts. I highly recommend a winter getaway to this fantastic resort – see for yourself why it continues to get rates as one of the best small resorts in North America year after year.