Successful year for SilverStar Australia Day bikini run

The annual bikini run was Jan. 26

Australian’s were praising Saturday’s mild temperature as they took to SilverStar Mountain Resort in nothing but swimwear.

The annual Australia Day Bikini Run saw many local Australian staff and visitors brave the elements in underwear, swimwear or bright clothing and draped in their national flag as they rode down the slopes Saturday, Jan. 26.

“Over 338,000 Australians visit British Columbia annually with hundreds being employed at the Vernon ski area,” said Oscar Gordon, Australian sales and marketing manager. “SilverStar Mountain has become a very popular tourist destination at this time of the year with its Australian visitors escaping record summer temperatures and it being their summer holiday period.

Related: 2018 Australian Day at SilverStar

Related: 2018 Big White Aussie Day

“The day was made more enjoyable on the slopes with milder temperatures, blue skies and soft snow.”

SilverStar Mountain Resort has seen a healthy ski season with record numbers visiting the mid-mountain village.



parker.crook@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon perfect getaway for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, mayor says

Family-oriented community also home to Royal interests; film and helicopter industries

Group builds shelters for Vernon’s stray cats

Twenty insulated cat shelters were constructed by volunteers and delivered around town

True Stories: memoir-writers, reading at Vernon centre

Reading with local North Okanagan writers Art Dalton, Patti Shales Lefkos, Raven Dahl, Janelle Hardy

WATCH: Don’t just blame AIM, all North Okanagan road crews struggling

City streets are just as bad, if not worse, than highways

Several deer spotted in Vernon’s BX

One resident spotted a herd of seven in her neighbourhood

Cold snap brings ideal conditions for Okanagan icewine

Take an inside look at how icewine is made

‘Lift for Wills’ community fundraiser to support Penticton boy fighting cancer

This Sunday, stop by World Gym Penticton for by-donation drop-in classes, a silent auction, more.

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Princeton – a Prince Town in waiting?

The Town of Princeton has been waiting 160 years for a Royal… Continue reading

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the move… to Kelowna?

The royal couple is looking for some new digs and Kelowna has a lot to offer!

UBCO partners with Boeing to test new anti-ice coating technology

The coating could one day be applied to all airplanes to prevent ice buildup

Revelstoke already double last year’s snowfall

The city is just below halfway to the snowiest winter on record

Kelowna’s last video store, Leo’s Videos, to remain open despite failed sale

Kelowna’s last video rental store will remain open and under its namesake’s ownership

Most Read