We recently visited Silver Star Mountain Resort for a weekend getaway as a family. With only one skier among us, we went for the snow and kid-friendly things to do besides skiing in the lovely quaint village of Silver Star.
If you are a skier, this mountain is among the best in Western Canada, with 3282 acres of skiable terrain.
We stayed at the Firelight Lodge on the Pond, which is Silver Star’s newest accommodations, offering condos from bachelor up to two bedroom premium. I cover a little more in my previous post about that.
This is by far my first choice. With four tube runs and two tow lifts, it offers hours of fun for the entire family. Even toddlers can enjoy their own tube and you can hold on to their tube from yours. You can do one run, two-hour or full day passes ranging in price from $6 for one run to $23 for full-day.
The pond has space for several small hockey areas plus a bit of a round about through a treed area in the centre. They make every effort to clear the snow regularly, as the day we had time to skate it was non-stop snowing!
There is the one and only ski-in-ski-out ten pin bowling alley in the mountains at the Fireside Lodge main floor, including a lounge and karaoke and evening entertainment.
Not only can you rent adult snowmobiles for a real mountain adventure, but there are mini sleds for the kids (6-12 year olds) as well. The path is safely fenced and an enclosed lap, so the kids can’t go too fast or get lost. They only put two sleds on the loop at once, so there is also less chance of collision. My girls loved this, Ivy especially thought it was pretty magical. The ride is especially reasonable at $5 for one lap, $10 for 3 laps and $15 for five (per child).
With 16km of dedicated snowshoe trails, and cozy cabins to warm up along way, Silver Star offers an ideal snowshoeing experience. You can even book an evening tour complete with buffet dinner at the Wild Horseman’s Cabin and roundtrip sleigh ride (offered on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights).
Contact the Guest Services & Information Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (250) 558-6019 for more information or visit online to book your getaway to Silver Star Mountain!
*Thank you to Silver Star for hosting my family this January.