July 08, 2014 - 9:43 AM
Silver Star’s summer resort is now in full swing and there are so many things to do for all ages and activity levels. Hiking, biking, camping, wine tasting, yoga, disc golf, bowling – Silver Star has it all.
Hikers can trek the cascading hillsides and wildflower meadows of the Monashee mountains, accessible from the village or via the scenic SkyChair from noon to 4 p.m, Friday through Sunday. Children and adults can enjoy geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled tools, a nine hole disc golf adventure course and summer yoga.
“Although we are home to one of the best bike parks in North America, so many other activities are at your finger tips,” said Anne Haight, Silver Star director of sales and marketing. “One of the best parts about our four season resort is that we offer some of the most amazing views of the surrounding Monashee mountains along with all the colourful alpine wildflowers and unique wildlife.”
Silver Star has expanded its food and beverage experience with the addition of its first year-round Executive Chef. Chef Brenden Blair is now heading up Silver Star’s food and beverage and is overseeing Silver Star’s annual Summer Wine and Food Festival, held August 8-10.
The highlight of the festival is the authentic and uniquely British Columbian Mile High Wine Tasting held on August 9. Hosted by Okanagan Wine Festivals and Silver Star Mountain Resort, 30 wineries from across the Okanagan will showcase their new varietals on Main Street of Silver Star’s colourful and intimate mid-mountain village. The weekend features wine master’s dinners, food and wine seminars and art gallery viewings. Packages start from $133 including accommodation and Mile High Wine Tasting tickets.
“The addition of Chef Blair signals our commitment to expanding and improving our food and beverage offerings at Silver Star,” said Jesse Crockett, Silver Star’s hospitality director. “A Chef with Brenden’s experience in events and catering, from high-end to casual dining, is precisely who we want to help execute our new vision. His energy and enthusiasm will lead and inspire the talented professionals on our culinary team.”
New this summer is a full breakfast menu available at Town Hall from 8 a.m. and a newly licensed outdoor patio at the Saloon.
Silver Star Mountain Resort is now operating its summer activity program seven days a week until September 1. Its Bike Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended play every Wednesday and Friday until 7:30 p.m.
Riders of all abilities can explore 50 kilometres of trails at the bike park. Children accompanied by a full paying adult ride free on Wednesdays. Silver Star’s Ride Card is available online for $109 or at the mountain for $119 and is valid for any three days of riding this summer.
Silver Star offers affordable packages on lodging in a breath-taking alpine setting. Accommodation ranges from Victorian-inspired hotels, executive condos and vacation home rentals, to a hostel and RV and camping sites. Mid-week visitors that stay and ride for three days between Sunday and Thursday will receive three nights of acommodation and lift tickets for the price of two until Sep 1.
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