If all of the resorts in the Thompson Okanagan are “family friendly”, then Silver Star’s the black sheep…
… , due to its abundance of black and double-black diamond runs found over on the Powder Gulch/Putnam Creek side of the mountain.
The Silver Star Freestyle Club has sent a ton of stars onto the various freestyle, free skiing, and X-Games circuits— TJ Schiller, Josh Bibby, Riley Leboe, Justin Dorey, to name a few. They cut their teeth on Silver Star’s aerial training centre, its many mogul runs, and a terrain park that hosts the annual Throwdown Showdown Hoedown.
The staff is super friendly, the multi-hued village is compact and easy to get around, and even the night skiing kicks serious butt. There’s a pokey ol’ low-speed quad (the Attridge Chair) that services several powder stashes over on the mountain’s south side. Similarly, the glades in between the main trails of the Silver Woods chair covet similar secret openings waiting to be discovered.