Snow means bonus weekend for Silver Star skiers

Resort open Saturday and Sunday and alpine season officially begins Nov. 26

There’s good news for skiers.

The alpine season doesn’t officially start until Nov. 26 but recent snowfall means a bonus weekend  at Silver Star Mountain Saturday and Sunday.

“The entire Silver Star team has pulled together so skiers and boarders can enjoy first tracks this Saturday. The season is certainly shaping up to be a good one.” said Anne Haight, sales and marketing director.

With a 72-centimetre alpine snow base and a 148-centimetre cumulative snowfall to date, the resort will open up three chairlifts and a minimum of 25 runs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

With snow falling steadily over the past two days and more in the forecast, more than 25 runs may be open in time for Saturday.

After the bonus weekend, Silver Star will close for three days and open Nov. 26 for full winter season daily operations.

Cross-country skiing has been underway since Nov. 12.

“As the snow base accumulates almost daily, we’re able to groom more trails all the time,” said Guy Paulsen, winter sports manager.

“For snowshoeing, all the trails are accessible and we’re currently at about 50 kilometres for cross-country.”

 

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