The weather gods are smiling on Silver Star as 29 cm of fresh, dry powder blanketed the resort Thursday.
“We cancelled our manager’s meeting Friday and declared a Snow Day. I’ve also been hearing rumours that businesses in Vernon are reporting they are experiencing a high number of employees calling in sick,” said Michael Sherwood, Silver Star general manager. “The 30 cm rule is in effect.”
“Snow like this is what skiers and riders live for,” said Anne Haight, director of sales and marketing, Silver Star Mountain Resort. “There are a lot of giddy and excited people in our ski village right now.”
Silver Star Mountain Resort is also calling all filmmakers and photographers to reveal a side of the resort never seen before with its Through the Eyes Of photo and video contest.
The contest is seeking submissions on what Silver Star might be like through the eyes of a person’s favourite celebrity, stuffed animal or pet. The more creative, the better.
“With our all-inclusive lift pass including downhill, cross-country, snowshoeing, skating and tubing, visitors to Silver Star end up with so many different views of the ski resort,” said Haight.
“The Through the Eyes Of contest is a great opportunity for contestants to show us what they love most about the resort while winning prizes.”
To kick off the contest the resort has created a video of its own featuring Darth Vader. See Silver Star Through the Eyes of Darth Vader at www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3j7-60pBec.
First contestants need to choose their story, choose their character and post their video or photo to #MyMtn on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Then they need to email the submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full guidelines see contest rules at winter.skisilverstar.com/contest2014.
Submissions should be fun, creative, and original. First prize includes a $1,000 Silver Star gift card or a 2014/15 adult season pass.
The contest started Jan. 1 and ends March 31. Monthly prizes for best photos and best videos will be awarded each month and include Silver Star gift cards, Ski Dazzle retail merchandise, lift tickets, and more.
Silver Star was recently named to the Daily Telegraph’s Top 15 ski resorts along with Italy’s ‘Courmayeur;’ France’s ‘Les Gets’, and Austria’s ‘Alpbach’. The Telegraph is one of Britain’s largest national newspapers.
Night skiing at Silver Star runs Fridays and Saturdays only with $10 lift passes, $10 rentals and $10 meals.
Silver Star’s recent extension of its MyMtn FlexiCard means that day lift passes are available for $60.
The MyMtn FlexiCard entitles a lift pass holder unlimited access to downhill and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice-skating. It costs $179 for adults and is valid for any three days on the mountain. After the initial three days, the card continues to offer further savings all season long.