A powderful family getaway to SilverStar
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Giant, fluffy flakes twirl down from a darkening sky as we glide toward Wild Horseman’s Cabin for a warming cup of hot chocolate, much to my kids’ delight.
“This is winter,” Bennett declares, nestled under a blanket between his big sister Avery and me, on an après-ski sleigh ride.
I’ve come to SilverStar Mountain Resort from Kelowna, just over an hour’s drive away, with my husband Blake and two school-age kids for a winter attitude adjustment. We’re tired of bare grass and valley gloom; we want to embrace the snowy wonderland that exists 1,200 metres up in the Monashee Mountains.
We plan to drop skis-first into the season by schussing the resort’s four mountain faces, and then sleigh riding, fat biking and hot tubbing, all while the white stuff falls on the slopes and between the colourful Victorian-style houses and buildings that make up the village of this former mining town-turned-ski mecca.
We end the day back in Silver Woods, slaloming past spruce trees and sending sprays of sugary snow into the frosty air. I wish I could say we had a chance to go sledding at Tube Town or skating at Brewer’s Pond, but when the snow’s that good you ski till the last chair.
If you go
Check out the specials and ski packages at SilverStar
Fly to Kelowna direct from many Canadian cities including Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, then hop on the shuttle (or rent a car) and ski the same day.
SilverStar’s My1Pass gives you access to the downhill runs, plus Tube Town and the multi-use fat bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails.
If you’re visiting for more than five days check out the Ultimate Rental Package. It lets you exchange skis for a snowboard or even a fat bike as many times as you want.