Mum and keen skier Vanessa loves taking her family to SilverStar
Travelling and skiing with kids can be as much hard work as it is fun. Vanessa has been doing it since her now adult daughters were just bubs, so knows a trick or two!
Having tried and tested many a resort, Vanessa can't go past SilverStar as her top family ski destination. Terrain for all ages, ability and bravery levels, means nobody will feel out of their depth or held back. Plus it's one of Canada's lesser known resorts, so say good bye to long lift lines and busy - a dream come true with the little ones in tow Vanessa assures us! The colourful buildings and twinkling lights of the small ski-through village will make you feel as though you've stepped into a fairy tale.
- How long have you worked at Skimax?
- Skier or Snowboarder & how many years?
I've been skiing for 23 years!
- Favourite Ski Destination?
- What do you love about SilverStar the most?
The Colourful Village and the great runs on the backside of the mountain.
- Best place for coffee?
Bugaboos Bakery & Café. One of the best hot choccies I've ever had, plus pair it with one of the tasty treats they make their - the kids love the Bear Claws
- Best place for apres?
Bull Dog for a local beer, cider, or a wine. SilverStar is in the Okanagan region which is home to the best wineries, orchards and distilleries in the country!
- Best village dining and favourite dish?
Red Antler – Great Poutine. You can't go to Canada and not have a Poutine!
- Special occasion dinner spot?
Silver Grill. Amazing high-end food and service!
- What should visitors not leave your resort without doing?
A Snow Cat Dinner Tour. Ride a Snow Cat up through the mountains in the moon light, and have dinner and drinks at Paradise Camp - a cute little hut located at the backside of the mountain
- What item should visitors take back with them?
A sweet little bag of treats from the Goody Box, the cutest little lolly shop
- Any other tips to making the most of your stay in this resort?
Try to stay in one of the rooms/condos that that have a hot tub on your balcony, awesome for the legs after a full day skiing!
And do as many of the amazing activities offered other than skiing and boarding – Fat biking for those who are up for it or take a horse drawn sleigh ride in the early evening with the family.