Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort

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!

Trails
Total Runs
132
Ski Lift
Lifts
12
Skier
Skiable Acres
3,282(13 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
276"(109 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,283'(1,915 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,503'(763 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,780'(1,152 m)

Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
61.9out of 100
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Silverstar Mountain's difficulty level of 61.9 is above average. 83% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 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
17%(548 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
44%(1,457 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
39%(1,277 acres)

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.

Address:
Spallumcheen, BC V1B Canada
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Website:
skisilverstar.com/

GPS Coordinates:
50.35980, -119.06100

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC50 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC105 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC107 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%4 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%72 km
Sun PeaksSun Peaks, BC7,060 ft65%82 km
Harper MountainKamloops, BC5,000 ft43%86 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%92 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%103 km
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%124 km
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%135 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%144 km
Clearwater Ski HillClearwater, BC4,100 ft26%157 km

Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation6,283 ft
Base Elevation3,780 ft
Vertical Drop2,503 ft
Trails132
(17% Beginner,  44% Intermediate,  39% Expert)
Lifts12
Skiable Acres3,282
Avg. Annual Snowfall276 inches
Silverstar Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats