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Silver Star Mountain Resort


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Silver Star Mountain Resort


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

97

Rank in
Region

14

Rank in
State

14

This resort is often compared with:

Big White Ski Resort
Sunshine Village
Whistler
Best time for snow at
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Silver Star Mountain Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
1-2"
Night
1-2"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Thursday
Day
1-2"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 223" per year
Snow Quality Rank

96

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

122

Silver Star Mountain Resort is ranked No. 122 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.4%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

28.7%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

122

Silver Star Mountain Resort is ranked No. 122 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

96

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Silver Star Mountain Resort

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
67
score
39.1
Snow Quality
rank
96
score
53.9
Overall
rank
97
score
59.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2500 ft

6280 ft
Base Elevation: 3780 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star's 224 inches are about average for the Okanagan region. The expansive backside terrain has good powder potential and takes a long time to track out. However, the Putnam Creek base is on the low side at 3,600 feet.

Accumulation and Preservation

Silver Star's intermediate front side should be fully open by Christmas in most seasons. Some of steeper Putnam Creek terrain will often take longer. Despite frontside south exposure, midwinter snow preservation is very good in the chronically overcast climate. The steeper backside runs face northeast for better snow preservation. Widespread melt/freeze conditions are likely in March if it is sunny. Silver Star like many resorts has its most reliable snow conditions from mid-January to mid-March.