Jeff Task grooms the Blackpine in SilverStar’s new PistenBully 400. (Photo contributed)

SilverStar to open backside of mountain Saturday

The annual ‘ribbon drop’ will occur 8.45 a.m. at Bergerstrasse Gate.

SilverStar Mountain Resort announced it will be opening ‘Putnam Creek’ this Saturday, Dec. 15.

With an abundance of snowfall over the past two storms, SilverStar will open the ‘backside’ of the Mountain to skiers and snowboarders this weekend. The annual ‘ribbon drop’ will occur 8.45 a.m. at Bergerstrasse Gate to officiate the opening of Putnam Creek — this includes Powder Gulch and Home Run Tee Lifts.

“We will have a mix of winch groomed, and knee-deep black diamonds ready to go,” said Operations Director Brad Baker.

There will also be an additional 40 runs available for skiers and snowboarders.

Snow reports Wednesday indicated that SilverStar received over 12cm of snow over the 24 hours prior, with a total of 124 cm snowbase in its Alpine Village. It remains the highest snow base for a ski resort in the Okanagan.

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