Why just hike and bike through the mountains when you can ski, board and feel absolutely exhilarated.
The nearby Monashee Mountains boast consistent amounts of light, dry powder snow that challenges every level of downhill enthusiast. Three ski resorts within a short drive from the City (Big White, Silver Star, and Apex) offer a wide selection of amenities beyond the major attractions of skiing or snowboarding. Big White is the closest to Kelowna and is considered by residents to be the local mountain.
Winter is a great season in the Okanagan and cross-country skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the serenity of our wilderness. In addition to the trails available at the major ski resorts, Kelowna has several active cross-country ski clubs that maintain upwards of 100 kms of groomed trails, that are easily accessible.
Big White Ski Resort
Canada’s largest totally ski-in/ski-out resort village, located 45 minutes from the hotel, has everything you would expect from a world-class resort. Spectacular scenery of the Monashee Mountains, groomed & powder runs and a state-of-the-art lift system, the resort is blessed with ideal ski and snowboard conditions, receiving over 750cm of dry powder snow annually. Ask us about further details.
Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every level of skier to B.C.’s third largest ski area. SilverStar’s colorful mid-mountain village offers true ski-in, ski out access to the slopes, and Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket provides access to numerous family fun activities.
Located high above British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and less than an hour’s drive north from the hotel, SilverStar has been voted as the Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan for three consecutive years.
With 3,282 acres of skiable terrain over 4 distinct mountain faces and 132 runs, SilverStar’s progressive terrain is perfect for every level of skier. The front side of the resort boasts wide-open groomers for beginners and intermediates, our Terrain Park, plus a variety of glades and powder stashes. The backside has our longest run of 7 km and includes an uncrowded paradise of steep and deep, black and double black diamond runs. 105 kilometers of world-class Nordic trails weave through the mountainside, offering the largest daily groomed cross-country trail system in Canada.