Silver Star grooms on average between 25 to 35 runs each evening. So there are great daily warm-up conditions when you head up the slow Summit Chair or the six-seater Comet Express, and head skiers left for some fun on blue runs of Big Dipper, Little Dipper, or Whiskey Jack with many of the runs at Silver Star named after mining claims. Stronger skiers can head skiers right to the black runs starting with Show Off and then fan out further across skiers’ right.

Another great spot to warm up is off the Silver Woods Express quad chair, where you can do your warm-up laps on Star Struck and Cloud Nine.

For the little ones, there are some great winding and fall-line green runs when you head down Comet Trail, and up the Comet Express, then head skiers left for the green cruises of Far Out and Sundance.

When powder conditions arrive, from the top of the Comet Express, head along the green Bergerstrasse Trail to access and explore the Putnam Creek area that offers some introductory intermediate glades but mostly black and double black diamond challenging gladed trees and bumps.

Snowboarders should be aware there are flat sections to get across to the Putnam Creek area, where the skiers can carry more speed past you, so make sure you are at the head of the queue when they drop the rope to give yourself the best chance of fresh tracks.

Skiable Terrain3,282 acres (1,328 hectares)
Vertical760 m (2,500 ft)
Top Elevation1915 m (6,280 ft)
Base Elevation1155 m (3,780 ft)
Average Snowfall7 m (275 inches/23 ft)
Beginner Terrain15%
Intermediate Terrain40%
Advanced Terrain35%
Winter lifts Total11
Chair Lifts6
Surface Lifts5
Lift Capacity14,000
Longest Run8km (5 miles)
Nordic Cross Country105 km
Snowmaking3282 ac (1328 hectares)
Village Bed Base5,600
Season OpensNovember 26, 2021
Season ClosesApril 3, 2022