Visitors to Silver Star during the 2015-16 winter season will enjoy more than 100 acres of additional skiable terrain, a new race centre, and expanded winter sports options.
Popular with skiers and boarders, gladed tree skiing at the intermediate and expert levels is being expanded by more than 90 acres.
Seventy-one intermediate-level acres of new terrain will traverse from Putnam Creek to Silver Woods areas via the new “Deer Glades.” Almost 21 acres of expert-level tree skiing will come on deck in Powder Gulch in the new “25 South” area, accessible from the “Caliper Ridge” and “Aunt Gladys” runs.
Fans of the Big Dipper run will be pleased to learn the Race Centre will be relocated to Cloud 9, returning their favourite terrain to recreational skiing and boarding on a daily basis.
To better accommodate race events, Cloud 9 is being widened and re-contoured, adding more 12 acres of cleared ski terrain to Silver Woods.
“We have been listening to our guests,” said Anne Haight, Silver Star’s director of sales and marketing.
“Big Dipper is a long-time favourite run for many so we have a transitional plan to move the Race Centre to the Silver Woods area in mid-January.
“With this expansion of Cloud 9, it brings our total alpine acreage to 3,282, positioning Silver Star with the third largest skiing terrain in the province.”
For mountain bikers who like to ride all year-long, fat biking has been added to the roster of winter activities accessible to My1Pass day ticket and season pass holders.
After two years of trials, fat bikes have found a permanent home at the Star with more than 10 km of dedicated trails and a fleet of rental bikes.
To introduce more riders to this new and fun winter sport, the resort is planning Sunday afternoon introductory sessions, Ladies’ Night rides on Tuesdays, and group rides on Thursday evenings.
Changes are also underway in the village to a number of dining establishments, including the Saloon, Town Hall and Paradise Camp.
The Saloon, a long-time Silver Star fixture, is undergoing a complete overhaul. The remodeled and renamed restaurant is scheduled to re-open for the winter season with a fresh style and new menu.