Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Spallumcheen, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Silverstar Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Silverstar Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort.
Silverstar Mountain Lodging:
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Silverstar Mountain has a total of 132 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,282 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,328 hectares, 5 square miles, or 13 square kilometers.
Silverstar Mountain's slopes see on average 276 inches (109 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 23 feet a year!
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,283 feet, or 1,915 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,780 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,503 feet (763 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Silverstar Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
61.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Silverstar Mountain has 3,282 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Silverstar Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 44% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 39% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Silverstar Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 61% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Location
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Spallumcheen, BC.
Spallumcheen, BC V1B Canada
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Getting to Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.35980, -119.06100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Spallumcheen, BC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Silverstar Mountain.
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||50 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||105 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||107 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort.
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||32%||4 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||72 km|
|Sun Peaks||Sun Peaks, BC||7,060 ft||65%||82 km|
|Harper Mountain||Kamloops, BC||5,000 ft||43%||86 km|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke, BC||7,300 ft||97%||92 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||103 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||49%||124 km|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||135 km|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||36%||144 km|
|Clearwater Ski Hill||Clearwater, BC||4,100 ft||26%||157 km|
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,283 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,780 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,503 ft|
(17% Beginner, 44% Intermediate, 39% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||276 inches|