SilverStar Mountain Resort | Blake Jorgenson

Some Like to Cruise, Some Like to Ski Steeps and Trees

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SilverStar Mountain Resort | Blake Jorgenson

SilverStar and Apex


Pack your family’s powder skis and ice skates, and get ready for endless easygoing grins. SilverStar and Apex are laid-back gems of BC’s Okanagan region with hidden stashes of steep, technical terrain. At both, consistent temperatures deliver regular top-ups of feather-light snow, and the terrain variety works as well for cruisy skiers as for those into the challenge of black diamond trees. Ski-in/ski-out lodgings are the rule, and off-slope fun centres on the outdoor with lots of laughs. At SilverStar (3,282 skiable acres), lift tickets include unlimited access to ice skating (on a real pond) and tubing (under the night lights). At Apex (1,112 skiable acres), après-ski is all about Canadiana, like outdoor ice hockey and a skating track through the woods.

Go Deeper: Ski SilverStar and Apex in One Trip

  • Airport: Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
  • First Stop: SilverStar
  • Second Stop: Apex
  • Total Driving: 341 km / 212 miles (~5.25 total hours)


Think of SilverStar as a big mountain with a small-town feel. A colourful mid-mountain village offers true ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes. Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket provides access to numerous activities—including 55 kilometres (34 miles) of stellar Nordic trails—for one price.

Photo: Blake Jorgenson


Apex Mountain Resort is one of British Columbia’s hidden treasures, thanks to terrific snow and varied terrain. This South Okanagan mountain, 30 minutes from Penticton, boasts an impressive six metres (19 feet) of champagne powder a year.

Photo: Ben Giesbrecht


Boasting more acres than California, Washington State, and Oregon combined—with most of it mountainous—BC is better than your average ski destination. But we don’t like to brag. Come and ski for yourself, and discover our adventurous spirit and big-mountain talents.

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