SilverStar & Sovereign Lake December 7‑10, 2023

We’re back on the mountain!! Once again we head off on our traditional, pre-Christmas three-day trip to ski and stay at the SilverStar resort, for a relaxing few days with as much skiing or R&R as you like. SilverStar consistently has the best early season conditions anywhere in BC, and offers over 100km of groomed cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing.

We will be departing early Thursday morning. The exact departure time will be decided later. If possible, we’ll include a ski at Stake Lake or in the Kelowna area en route to SilverStar, otherwise we will leave a bit later, arriving in SilverStar mid-afternoon giving you time to unpack and have dinner, or do some night-skiing.

We will spend the next three days (Friday through Sunday) skiing at Sovereign Lake and SilverStar. The joint trail networks of Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and SilverStar Mountain Resort offer over 105km of expertly groomed trails (suitable for both classic and skate skiing).

You can ski either Sovereign Lakes or SilverStar, or you can purchase a dual area cross-country pass that provides one gondola ride to the top of the SilverStar downhill area. From there, you can decide to explore the Silver Star trails or cruise down Lars Taylor way to the Sovereign Lake trails.

NOTE: Due to the difficulties on the road to Sovereign Lake in recent times, bus companies, including ISL, will no longer drive up to the Sovereign Lake. You can still reach Sovereign Lake using the gondola and/or by skiing over. We are working with Sovereign Lake and local companies to try and arrange a shuttle service. However, at this time we cannot guaranteed that such a service will be in place at the time of this trip.

If you’re a downhill skier, you can enjoy the 3269 acres of skiable terrain at the top-class SilverStar resort, widely known for its premium snow conditions. Snowshoers can also enjoy the many scenic trails at SilverStar.

Accommodation: At SilverStar we will be staying at the Snowbird Lodge and Vance Creek hotel offering a mix of 3-person studios and double-rooms with kitchenettes. Rooms will be allocated to best accommodate the whole group, but if there is a group of 3 of you that would like to room together, feel free to indicated that and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

  • Date: December 7-10, 2023
  • Duration: 3 nights/4 ski days
  • Accommodation: Vance Creek & Snowbird Lodges at SilverStar Mountain Resort
  • Transport: Bus
  • Cost: $460
  • Pick-up locations:

    Exact pick-up times t.b.d.closer to the trip date, pending snow conditions
    7:10 Ontario 30 - Ontario and East 30th
    7:30 TDK - Trevor Deeley/Kootenay Street
    8:00 - Langley - Sandman Hotel - 202 Street Langley

  • Trip leaders: Christian Rucker | christianrucker at me dot com | 604-916-8119
  • Registration: This trip is almost full. Please contact the trip leader to register.
  • Last day to cancel: Sunday, November 5, 2023
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