Silver Star takes flight with spring break program

Five resorts have joined with NewLeaf to sponsor flights between Ontario and the Okanagan for spring break.

Silver Star Mountain Resort has teamed up with four other ski destinations to boost the Interior’s tourism industry.

The resorts have joined with NewLeaf to sponsor flights between Ontario and the Okanagan for spring break.

“For those who have not yet decided on where to spend their spring break, the five ski resorts are including the most aggressive airfares we’ve seen in a long time during the typically high-priced spring break season, courtesy of NewLeaf and Flair Airlines,” said Michael J. Ballingall, Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association chairperson.

“We invite you to take advantage of this great travel offer and enjoy the winter fun,  accommodations and hospitality of our renown ski resorts.  The packages are extremely high value because they include accommodations, lift tickets, ground transportation, and the new low -riced airfares.”

The NewLeaf-Thompson Okanagan ski program will initially focus on a seven-night/six-day spring break trip from Hamilton, Ont. to Kelowna return (March 14 to 21), with other cities to follow.  All flights will land at Kelowna International Airport.

Besides Silver Star, the other participating resorts include Big White Ski Resort, Sun Peaks Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Apex Mountain Resort.

NewLeaf is a newly established travel and leisure company, while Flair Airlines is a Canadian airline with operations based in Kelowna, Calgary and Hamilton.

Flair provides private group air charter service and it has five Boeing 737-400 passenger jets.