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 Terrain||3,282 acres (1,328 hectares)|
|Vertical||760 m (2,500 ft)|
|Top Elevation||1915 m (6,280 ft)|
|Base Elevation||1155 m (3,780 ft)|
|Average Snowfall||7 m (275 inches/23 ft)|
|Winter lifts Total||11|
|Longest Run||8km (5 miles)|
|Nordic Cross Country||105 km|
|Snowmaking||3282 ac (1328 hectares)|
|Village Bed Base||5,600|
|Season Opens||November 26, 2021|
|Season Closes||April 3, 2022|