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Fat bikes, new terrain coming to Silver Star this winter

For the first time ever, Silver Star Resort will be renting fat bikes to guests.
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August 08, 2015 - 10:30 AM

VERNON – The ever growing Silver Star Mountain Resort has announced several big changes this year, including more than 100 acres of new skiable terrain.

Tree skiing for intermediates and experts will get more than 90 acres of new terrain to try and areas from Putnam Creek to Silver Woods will also be expanded.

In January, the Race Centre will also be relocated to Cloud 9, which will be widened and re-contoured, adding more than a dozen acres of fresh terrain.

Director of sales and marketing Anne Haight says the changes came as a result of feedback from guests.

“With this expansion of Cloud 9, it brings our total alpine acreage to 3,282, positioning Silver Star with the third largest skiing terrain in the province,” she says in a media release.

Fans of year-round mountain biking will also get more for their money this year as fat biking has been added to the roster of winter activities available to My1Pass day ticket and season pass holders.

“After two years of trials, fat bikes have found a permanent home at the Star with more than 10 kilometres of dedicated trails and a fleet of rental bikes,” Haight says in the release. “To introduce more riders to this new and fun winter sport, the resort is planning Sunday afternoon introductory sessions, Ladies’ Night rides on Tuesdays, and group rides on Thursday evenings.”

The Village will also be improved with a number of new dining establishments at which to fuel up before returning to the slopes.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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