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Winters at Silver Star are packed full of exhilarating adventures and plenty of snow. Slide, glide, and swoosh your way to fun in the mountains this season.

This year-round destination is a beautiful and welcoming place to ski, bike, eat, drink, stay, and play in spring, summer and fall. Enjoy a diverse mix of events this winter at Silver Star—from sporting events to live music and culinary experiences. There’s something for everyone! See what’s in store for the season ahead.

  • January 20-February 17

    Friday Night Bamboo Ski Race Series

    Friday night race series starting January 20, 2023*. Peter Dorey, former coach of the Vernon Ski Club and SilverStar Freestyle Club, had a vision was to create a fun filled night of ski racing with likeminded individuals. In his honor SilverStar Mountain Resort is resurrecting this 5 week series of racing. Collect points throughout the series with the winner being awarded the Peter Dorey Memorial Club Bamboo Cup at the end of it all!

    There will be two timed runs each Friday night starting at 6:00pm. First time racing or a pro – this is a casual fun Friday race evening! Racers are welcome to join after the race for a beer or pop at Town Hall for the weekly awards and prizing from Smith, Evolve, and more!

    Find out more.

  • January 21

    Smith Rail Jam Series

    The SMITH Rail Jam Series is back in the Village. Join in or spectate as competitors show off their best tricks.

    Find out more.

  • February 3-5

    7 Celebrations – Reconnecting in the North Okanagan

    Reconnecting in the North Okanagan is one of seven diverse and dazzling events to officially commemorate the reopening of the Thompson Okanagan region post-pandemic, supported by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA).

    Join us at Silver Star to enjoy the celebrations of the local arts and culture along with winter activities during the annual Vernon Winter Carnival. Think live performances, local food, ice sculpting, and artisan markets — this won’t be one to miss! More info here.

  • February 4-5

    Over The Hill Downhill

    The longest-standing recreational downhill race in Canada is back for its 40th year. This incredibly fun and long running recreational downhill ski race pits individuals and teams of four against each other for the glory of being the fastest down the mountain. Find out more.

  • February 4

    BeerCanBeiner Festival

    Now in its fourth year, the BeerCanBeiner is steeped in Nordic tradition. This event takes you under the night skies while tasting craft beers from throughout the region. More info can be found here.

  • February 3-5

    BC Snow Sculpture Competition

    This yearly event brings to life a gallery of beautiful sculptures created of only water and snow.  Watch as these amazing artists from all over BC create their masterpieces in our very own backyard and compete to recognized as BC’s best! The community can view the artistic process beginning at 10:00am Friday, February 3rd until 10:00am Sunday, February 5th.   Come up Sunday morning to help us determine the “People’s Choice Award”, from 10 am to 12 pm. The awards presentation will be Sun. Feb. 5th at 12pm. The finished sculptures are up for viewing for a week or two after completion; weather dependent.

  • March 9-12

    Peak Pride

    The hugely successful Peak Pride event is back at Silver Star for another year! Join us for a long weekend of fun events, colourful displays, and friendships for life. Produced by the Rebellious Unicorns to promote supportive and inclusive environments, this sell-out event promises to be one of the best weekends of the winter.

  • March 23-26

    BC Winter Games

    We’re proud to be part of the Greater Vernon area hosting the 2023 BC Winter Games. The 4-day event brings BC’s emerging high performance athletes together for healthy competition as a stepping stone toward higher level sport competitions. Find out more.

  • April 1-2

    Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon

    The Sovereign2SilverStar Marathon is back after a very successful inaugural event last year. A point to party event with two of everything: two days (classic and skate), two distances each day (40km and 21km), and two ski areas (SilverStar and Sovereign Lake). Registration will be capped at 1000 entries, so don’t wait! Find out more.

Past Events

  • December 10

    Light Up And BC Winter Games Torch Lighting

    Join us for the annual Light Up experience to kick off the winter season and holiday period. Silver Star Village will be lit with fireworks, a local artisan Christmas market, and the BC Winter Games Torch Lighting Ceremony. Full schedule here.

  • December 1

    Gallery Odin Opening Receptions

    Kal and Maria Molnar invite you to the opening reception for the 2022/23 winter season. Join us as we celebrate this breathtaking collection of original works by treasured Canadian artists. Find out more!

  • December 24

    Christmas Eve Service

    Join Heather and Molly Boyd for a Christmas Eve Service with traditional readings and carols…an evening that will surely fill your hearts with peace and good will. This is an all-inclusive, all-embracing gathering and everyone is welcome.

    When: 8:00pm, 24th December, 2022

    Where: NATC Auditorium

    Capacity: 150 seats – first come, first seated

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