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summer burns bright at the star Everthing from mountain biking, hiking, weddings, wine festivals, and chairlift rides on tap this season From the moment the lifts stop turning for the ski season, the focus turns to summer. Mountain bikers from around the Okanagan and throughout B.C. and Alberta are clamouring for the trails to open at Silver Star Bike Park. “We may not get the press that Whistler Bike Park gets,” said Cam Sorensen, Bike Park director at Silver Star, “but we’re quickly gaining attention within the industry as one of the best places to ride.” With over 1,600 vertical feet of trails, serviced by the Comet Express Six-Pack chairlift, Silver Star’s progressive bike park has riders begging for more. And this year, the resort has listened. The Bike Park opens June 24 and runs seven days a week until Sept. 6. The resort has decided to add two bonus weekends, the first on Sept. 11 and 12. The final weekend will be Sept. 18 and 19. While mountain biking is the big draw in summer, the resort is expanding its horizons. Silver Star’s village provides a colourful backdrop for some fantastic picture opportunities, or a leisurely stroll. Bugaboos, Isidores on Main Street, The Saloon, Bean To Cup, and the Bulldog Cafe will all be open, along with retail outlets Coldstream Dry Goods and Ski Dazzle. Mix in some scenic hiking trails, along with wildflower tours hosted by

Roseanne Van Ee of Outdoor Discoveries, and your summer starts to take shape. This year a new hiking trail has been added, starting on the Attridge slope and finishing at the Alpine Meadows sub-division. “If you’ve never been for a hike at Silver Star, you’re really missing out,” explains Heather Boyd, guest services manager for the resort. “You can take a scenic chairlift ride to the top and then make your way down through the wildflowers. If you’re lucky there will be some wildlife to view too.” The Summit chairlift runs every Friday to Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Boyd said there are a few essentials everyone needs when going for a hike at Silver Star. “Weather changes can come about real quick on the mountain. Everyone should dress in

layers and have hiking shoes,” commented Boyd. “Plus it’s a good idea to have water and bug spray.” Boyd said while there are some basic essentials for hiking, a vital component to a successful hike at Silver Star is your camera. “The scenery is amazing. You’ll kick yourself if you forget.” Back for its ninth year is the annual Okanagan Summer Wine Festival, Aug. 13 and 14, featuring seminars, wine masters dinners, and the progressive tasting event tickets are selling fast. The wine festival also features a number of great vacation packages with overnight stays at Snowbird Lodge. The luxury accommodation also plays a vital role in one of Silver Star’s fastest growing businesses — weddings.

Combining Snowbird with the resort’s lush wildflowers, the Monashee mountains, and fantastic dining options, has made the resort a popular venue for that special day. Silver Star’s wedding gazebo sits beside the red barn on the winter ski run Horsin’ Around. Anna Tilly, groups coordinator for the resort, says they offer a unique setting that sets them apart from other venues. “More and more we are getting requests from couples looking for something other than the traditional,” said Tilly. “With the Monashee Mountains in the background, a horse-drawn carriage, the Silver Grill Steak and Chop House, and Snowbird as options, it’s truly gorgeous.” For more info on summer group events, call 250-558-6043 or e-mail

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bike park rolls out another great season Passion, definitely. Obsession, more than likely. Cam Sorensen and Ian Galbraith know all too well what it takes to make a bike park successful. “You’ve got to love what you’re doing, because it’s certainly not going to make you rich,” laughs Sorensen, Silver Star’s bike park director and self-confessed trail junkie. Once winter finally relents and gives way to the spring melt, Sorensen and his trail crew start rebuilding the trails in preparation for the upcoming season. Between the runoff that washes away large sections of trail and reconstructing wooden features, the start of a new season takes its toll on the crew. “The winter definitely leaves its mark on the trails, but that’s just part of the process. We look forward to getting back out there and working on what we’ve built. It builds the anticipation.” A cooler than usual spring has also meant less melting in the tree line at the top, another of Mother Nature’s obstacles. But despite less than desirable conditions, rarely will you see a flash of frustration in the eyes of Silver Star’s trail crew. They build it because they love to ride it. They build it because they can’t think of anything they world rather do with their summer. It’s their passion. “Every run brings that same thrill, that desire to be better than what I was on my last run,” explains Sorensen. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does ...” The glimmer of passion that reflects in Sorensen’s eye is shared by thousands throughout the West. For one in particular, it’s his full time job. Galbraith is Silver Star’s manager of summer operations and his passion, or healthy obsession, as he loves to call it, is channeled into ensuring the future of the bike park grows. Galbraith served almost three years as the resort’s events manager, before taking some time off to travel. Upon his return he’s shifted his focus to building the resort’s growing summer season. There’s no question mountain biking is at the forefront of the resort’s success. “We’ve developed a bike park that caters to everyone from beginners to experts. From riders looking to push the limits to families just taking up the sport, Silver Star Bike Park meets their needs. It’s just a great place to ride.” The Bike Park is also constantly upgrading its trails. The trail crew are always adding new wooden features and perfecting their berms and tabletops. Sorensen and his crew are also busy building a new blue trail that will make it easier for riders to get back to the mid-mountain village. The yet-to-be-named trail is typical of trails in the Bike Park. Long, flowy, lots of berms, and definitely a challenge. “We ride a lot,” commented Sorensen, “not just at Silver Star, but throughout B.C. and the U.S. All those things we see and experience, we try to incorporate in our trails.” Galbraith’s love of the sport has taken him to places like Europe and Australia, and he knows a successful bike park needs more than just great trails. You need people who are truly engaged in the sport to understand what it takes to grow. We have that here.”

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norco rides a star One of B.C.’s best bike parks just got better. Silver Star Bike Park has partnered with Norco to be the official rental bike for the resort. Ian Galbraith, summer operations manager for Silver Star, is stoked to have them on-board. “They are a leader in the mountain bike industry and their presence on the mountain only enhances the riders’ exerience,” said Galbraith, who rides a Norco Shore 1. Silver Star is carrying four bikes this summer: the A-Line and Shore 3 for advanced

riders, the Fluid 3 for blue and green trails and for kids 12 and under there is the Jammer. Galbraith said the addition of the A-Line will certainly get riders’ attention. Retailing for more than $4,200, the bike features top-of-the-line components like Marzocchi 888 RVC triple clamp forks, Avid front and rear brakes, and Kenda Nevagal tires.

“These bikes are bullet proof,” says Galbraith. “They’re built to last.” New this year for the Silver Star Bike Park is the ability for the public to purchase one of the 50-plus rental bikes at the end of the season. Anyone can put down a 15 per cent deposit and hold the bike of their choice.

“It’s a great program because you’re going to be able to pick up some bikes at discounts of more than 45 per cent. The A-Line retails for $4,250 and will be selling for $2,250. The Shore 3 retails for $2,125 and will be selling for $1,350. The Fluid 3 retails for $1,950 and will sell for $1,250. The Jammer kids bike retails for $510 and will sell for $325. Galbraith said riders can be assured bikes will be in excellent condintion at season’s end as all bikes will be serviced in-house through the Double Diamond Service Shop. “No rental bike goes out of the shop without being thoroughly checked first. Safety is our number one priority in terms of our mountain bike product.” For more information call Double Diamond Service Shop at 250-558-6056.

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camp is not just for kids Don’t let your age hold you back. You’re never too old to go to camp at Silver Star. This summer the Bike Park is featuring a variety of mountain bike camps to suit every level of rider. Whether you’re a beginner to the sport or an seasoned biker looking to elevate your experience, Silver Star’s Bike camps offer the opportunity to enhance your ride. This year’s line-up includes Claudia Sorensen’s Chick’s on Bikes, Forrest Desmarais Bike Camps, ZEP Instructor’s Courses, and Calgary’s BaSE Mountain Bike Camps. If dates of camps don’t fit your schedule, there is also private coaching wth Claudia Sorensen or Forrest Desmarais. CHICK’S ON BIKES WITH CLAUDIA SORENSEN Claudia has 11 years of coaching experience and her clinics are renowned throughout the Okanagan. Her camps are a great place to gain confidence on your bike and work on techniques. DATES: June 26 (novice), July 3 (intermediate), July 10 (novice), July 17 (intermediate), July 24 (novice) COST $90


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2 bed 2 bath live-in or vacation home. Note GST has already been paid. Fully furnished. Fabulous location in Creekside complex. Top floor of Foxglove building - Best location for views & ski-in ski-out access. Two extra ski lockers. Owner has bought & priced to sell.

Best value at Silver Star for a vacation or livein strata-titled home. Fabulous lake and valley views, 5 bedrooms, garage, 3 level “vaulted” floorplan, level parking. Over 2700 sq ft finished. All contents negotiable. No GST. Sacrifice Price.

Newer 3 bedroom, 3 level townhome at the Pinnacles. Only 3 units in the strata. Fabulous location and ski-in ski-out access. Live in, lock & leave or use the professional management when not using it. Double garage, GST/HST paid.



545 Silver Queen Road Ski, vacation, or live in home at Silver Star Resort with 3 separate suites and strata subdivision potential. Great income or personal use options. Owners are motivated and willing to negotiate all furniture and contents. Great Value.


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They work — you play. Bike Park director Cam Sorensen and his loyal trail crew have spent the past ďŹ ve years building what has become one of B.C.’s best places to ride. But that’s just one of the many beneďŹ ts season pass holders and guests receive at Silver Star. This year, pass holders not only get access to 17 trails — that’s right, Cam and the crew have carved out a new blue run that winds through the gully between Middle Dipper and Big Dipper winter ski runs — they’re entitled to some great discounts. This year pass holders receive: s4WOOFFSUMMERLIFTTICKETSFOR friends or family sOFFINRENTALS sOFFPARTSANDLABOURAT$OUBLE Diamond Service Shop sOFF"IKE#AMPS sOFF3KI$AZZLE sOFFYOURBILLATTHE3ALOON EXcluding alcohol. Silver Star is also bringing back two popular programs from last season. Every Monday is Ladies Day. The "IKE0ARKISOFFERINGA FOR SPECIAL for ladies purchasing a regular priced day ticket. “While the bulk of our riders are guys, the number of women taking up the sport is growing rapidly,â€? said Ian Galbraith, summer operations manager for Silver Star. “Having Claudia Sorensen as a local rider and coach HASCERTAINLYHELPEDWITHEXPOSUREv Claudia runs Silver Star’s popular Chicks on Bikes Camps throughout the summer, as well as private camps for both women and men. Every Wednesday Kids Ride Free.!NYKIDANDUNDERGETS a free lift ticket when an accompanying adult purchasing an regularly priced adult day lift ticket. The added beneďŹ t of riding on Wednesday is the Bike Park’s popular Extended Play.4HEPARKISOPENFORRIDINGUNTILPM and all-day lift tickets are valid for the special. “Wednesday’s have become a popular time to ride because of +IDS2IDE&REEAND%XTENDED0LAY vNOTES'ALBRAITHh4HATEXTRA two hours of riding is perfect for people getting off work as well as visitors who just can’t get enough of our trails.â€?


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Fully furnished unit with beautiful modern decor. Brand new building with great family location near skating pond and tube town. Easy level walk to town center. Granite counter tops, gas f/p, balcony, view of ski hill. MLSÂŽ9225945 $384,900

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In the heart of Silver Star Ski Resort. 2 Bdrm 1 Bath. Great cottage for year round pleasure. Cozy winters & unforgetable summers. Fresh mountain air!! MLSÂŽ10005844 $419,000


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7619 Tronson Road Stunning inside and out! Panoramic lakeviews from all vantage points including the patio/pool area. Designer details are in every corner of this luxury home. Outdoor living is private & serene. This $1,000,000 home is yours for $825,000. MLSÂŽ10009169

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wonderful weekend of

wine It’s only fitting that some of the Okanagan’s best wineries will be coming to one of B.C.’s best summer venues. The ninth annual Okanagan Summer Wine Festival is back at Silver Star Aug. 13 and 14, and offers the opportunity to relax and savour all the joys the region has to offer. As many as 30 wineries are expected to take part in the annual event. The Wine Festival combines the breathtaking beauty of Silver Star and combines it with the world class wineries of the Okanagan, says Robin Baycroft, resort services manager at Silver Star, and wine enthusiast. “It’s a great mix in fine dining, informative seminars, hiking, biking, and an art exhibit by Gallery Odin,” he said. “You can understand why this is one of the most popular events of the summer.” The popularity of the event sees Silver Star taking bookings as early as March. The wine master’s dinners and certain seminars tend to fill up fast. “Whether it’s the Sinful Chocolate and Heavenly Wine seminar, tapas at The Silver Grill or the Progressive Wine Tasting event, we have a hard time keeping up with the requests,” noted Baycroft. Last year’s Progressive Wine Tasting set a record of more than 500 tickets sold. The outdoor event is held in the middle of Silver Star’s Victorian Village and features live music. “A little jazz and a little wine make for a great combination,” says Baycroft. While both events tend to sell out fast, there are others on the schedule that are growing in reputation. The Wine Masters’ Dinners are a must for anyone looking to pair a good wine with a well-aged steak. This year’s line-up includes a dinner at The Bulldog, and tapas at The Silver Grill and in Allora’s, the popular wine bistro located in lower level of The Bulldog Hotel. Silver Star has some add-on events to this year’s festival. The Saloon will host an after-party Saturday night following the conclusion of the Progressive Wine Tasting event. In addition, a Sunday brunch at The Bulldog Hotel is on the menu for just $25. For more info or to book tickets, call 1-800-663-4431 or go to

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ultimate wine fest packages The Okanagan Summer Wine Festival features some spectacular one and two-night packages that allow guests to truly enjoy the atmosphere and tranquility of the resort. Enjoy a hike or scenic chairlift ride or take in the bike park. Two Night Ultimate Wine Lovers - $478 - Two nights accommodation in a Snowbird Lodge 1 Bedroom Executive, choice of two seminars on Friday, Fine Dining Wine Masters’ Dinner, choice of two seminars on Saturday, Progressive Tasting, Breakfast & Bubbly Sunday and chairlift ride. Two Night Gourmet Wine Lovers - $308 - Two nights accommodation in a Village Hotel regular room, choice of one seminar on Friday, Fine Dining Wine Master’s Dinner, Choice of one seminar on Saturday, Progressive Tasting and chairlift ride. Two Night Escape - $241 - Two nights accommodation in a selection of Hotel Studios or one bedroom apartments, Tapas Dinner, choice of one seminar on Saturday, Progressive Tasting and chairlift ride. One Night Rendez-Vous - $182 - One night accommodation in a Snowbird Lodge Studio or one bedroom at Lord Aberdeen, choice of one seminar on Saturday, Progressive Tasting, Breakfast & Bubbly on Sunday and chairlift ride. Night Out Under the Stars - $146 - One night accommodation in a village hotel regular room, choice of one seminar on Saturday, Progressive Tasting and chairlift ride. Special add on Package - $25 plus taxes per person - Breakfast & Bubbly Sunday at the Bulldog Cafe from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $25 plus taxes per person Packages are per person based on double occupancy, based on availability. Upgrades are available. Prices do not include taxes and are subject to change without notice. Note that there will be no refunds for outdoor events due to inclement weather.

To make a booking, please call Silver Star Holidays at 250-558-6083 or 1-800-663-4431 or email

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silver star’s wedding bliss There are moments in everyone’s life that burn deep in your conscience. Memories so vivid you close your eyes and relive the experience. However, there are very few of those moments that require you to hire a photographer. Your wedding day is one of those few days that will be relived over and over in your mind and in photos. Silver Star is quickly building a reputation as premier wedding spot in both summer and winter, with its majestic backgrounds, cool mountain air, and professional team that helps organize everything from venues to dinner options. “The different vantage points for your wedding provide truly outstanding photo opportunities,” notes Anna Tilly, groups manager at Silver Star. “The wedding gazebo in the summertime use the Monashees as a beautiful backdrop. We’ve also added the steps of FireLight as a new option.” “The Meadow” — adjacent to The Ridge subdivision —serves as the winter backdrop. “Mother Nature does fantastic work, painting a gorgeous background. But weddings take an enormous amount of planning, as any woman will tell you,” laughs Tilly. Let’s face it, wedding planning isn’t a “guy thing.” They may take an interest in their own stag, but when it comes to picking flowers, invitations, wines, and deserts, the best laid plans are left in the hands of the bride. That’s where Tilly and Jenny Winberg of the Silver Star groups department come in and lend a hand. Silver Star can accommodate smaller weddings with as few as 40 guests to larger gatherings of 320 — with the help of Silver Star Club Resort. “Besides the natural beauty of the setting, we boast one of the Okanagan’s best quaint restaurants,” points out Tilly, referring to The Silver Grill Steak and Chop House. The restaurant prides itself on using only the freshest local produce and meats, paired with Okanagan wines. Tilly said Silver Star and her co-workers also have an advantage in dealing with large groups and wedding planning, since the resort plays home to more than 300,000 guests every winter. In addition, Tilly said Silver Star can offers discounts on accommodations. The resort is also a great venue for stags and stagettes.

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a challenge to all photographers Back for its third season, the Dakine Photo Challenge at Silver Star is gaining a loyal following. Amature photographers can submit photos to the Silver Star website througout the bike park season and the top three pictures win great prizes from Dakine and new partner Smith. “There’s a lot of great photographers out there who shoot for fun, thankfully,” joked Tim Fitzgerald, communications manager for Silver Star and professional photographer. “It’s obvious from the submissions we receive that they’re not new to photography. Great angles, great composition, and great perspective make this a fun contest.” The challenge runs from June 24 to Silver Star’s final weekend of riding, Sept. 19. Prizes include a Dakine Reload camera bag, Dakine clothing and hats, and new this summer, goggles and sunglasses from Smith. “Dakine have been great partners in this contest and now having Smith on board only makes it better,” says Ian Galbraith, summer operations manager for Silver Star. “Now its up to our riders to show us what they have.” The contest is free to enter and full details are available at

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Starting its fourth season at Silver Star Mountain, providing an eclectic menu featuring North American as well as Dutch and Indonesian Cuisine in a very unique setting. If you are looking for a cozy quiet reprieve with the first rate tapas cuisine and fine wines then be sure to visit the Allora Lounge located in the Bulldog Hotel. Visit: The best value accommodation on the mountain provides a relaxed base-camp for magical, majestic, mountain experiences. With warm, friendly rooms and a complimentary breakfast, the Bulldog Hotel is your gateway to Silver Star Village The ideal home away-from-home is waiting for you, whether you’re after a private hot tub, the ultimate ski-in and ski-out access, or a private suite for two. For vacation home and hotel room reservations or event inquiries, please call 1-800-489-0599 or visit:

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double diamond shines this summer nician for Silver Star’s Double They’re worth more than your first used car and require just as Diamond Service Shop. “Your much care. Today’s mountain mountain bike is no different. bikes are a marvel of technology Ride hard, play safe, and drop that push the limits of by anytime.” Forbes and his team wear and tear. will be the exclusive Today’s mountain Bikes are built to take on-mountain service and repair shop this summer. much more punishment than their predeForbes has spent the better part of the last 15 cessors of even just five years ago. years engrossed in the mountain bike industry But like any off-road cam forbes and has an extensive vehicle,there are goknowledge relating to ing be the inevitable repairs and much-needed tune- maintenance and bike repairs. Double Diamond is open ups. seven days a week from 9 a.m. “You wouldn’t spend that to 5:30 p.m. kind of money on a car or boat Every Wednesday, the repair and not maintain it,” says Cam and service shop is open until 8 Forbes, rentals manager for p.m. for Extended Play. Silver Star and lead bike tech-

elevate your fitness Silver Star Mountain Resort is home to a number of elite athletes preparing for competition. This past winter saw the world’s best Nordic athletes training at Silver Star in preparation for the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver. The results — 98 medals. Silver Star Nordic manager Glenn Bond is taking that same basic approach top-tier athletes use and applying them to his Summer Fitness Camps. Participants can choose between a two-day or five-day camp, starting August 14 and running until August 20. “The camps are geared for people just beginning an exercise program as well as those with an intermediate level of fitness,” says Bond, a self-admitted fitness junkie. “The aim to improve your health, advance your physical and mental well-being, lose and maintain weight, but most importantly, ensure you enjoy the process.” Bond said a big part of why so many people quit exercising is because it feels more like work than play. He said he hopes the camps will change that. The two-day camp runs Aug. 14/15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and includes a five-point fitness test, 2.5 hours of monitored exercise, a gym pass for the exercise equipment, sauna, showers, and change rooms. The five-day camps starts Aug. 16 an includes all of the above. Both camps include lunch daily and every participant receives a SUUNTO T1C Heart Rate Monitor worth $150. To sign up or for more info call Glenn Bond at 250-558-6085.

215 Odin Road, on the Knoll of Silver Star Mountain

The Art Gallery on Silver Star Mountain: Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Sculpture, Pottery, Scrimshaw. Thursdays and Saturdays 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm or by calling 250- 503 0822

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put some dazzle in your shopping Don’t let the name fool you, this summer’s hottest fashions and bike park accessories are at Ski Dazzle. “Whether it’s Oakley, Fox, Roxy, Smith, or Dakine, we have it all,â€? says Brad Simon, manager of Ski Dazzle. “Plus we have lots of great logo merchandise for souvenirs.â€? The retail store is stocked with a wide variety of mountain bike gear to enhance your riding experience. Bike jerseys, gloves, helmets and goggles are all big sellers. In addition, the latest sunglasses from Oakley and Smith will be featured. “There’s a perception that because we’re a mountain store our prices are going to be way higher,â€? notes Simon. “It’s not the case. We do our homework so that our prices are comparable to shops throughout the Okanagan. While the mountain bike crowd is well taken care of, those looking for a gift to remember their visit to the mountain are also well served. Everything from postcards to picture frames are available. The store will also serve as the local candy and cold drink spot. “You can walk in here and totally outďŹ t yourself for the mountain bike season, buy a postcard to send to mom, pick up your brother a T-shirt, and cool off with a cold drink. It’s the perfect one-stop on-mountain shop,â€? says Simon.


Old Fashioned Artisan Bakery

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9907 Cathedral Drive - $799,900

9950 Purcell Drive - $755,500


Brand new, custom built Gavin Parsons home. Stunning kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Awesome views, expansive master suite to collapse in after a great day of skiing. Superior ski in/ski out make this one of the nicest positions on The Ridge.

#405 Snowbird Lodge - $550,000


Terrific value in this brand new 3 bedroom home. Great ski in, ski out from Split Decision ski run. Breathtaking views from the many windows that adorn this cozy ski home. Huge garage, ski room, tastefully furnished and includes GST.


Well priced and beautifully appointed 2 bedroom executive lock off. Stunning views of Monashees and superior ski in/out. Great revenue producer; stay in one side and rent out the other. GST paid.

#1, 215 Odin Road -

$359,900 MLS®

Fabulous location on quiet cul-desac, seamless ski in and out to Silver Woods quad & x-country runs. Say goodbye to strata fees and enjoy this sunny, 2 bedroom ski getaway.

ski in/ski in/ski out on The Knoll 325 Monas Monashee M onashhee hee R Road o - $499,900

Alpine Meadows -


Lots starting @ $199,900

Tidy and funky, this house is a very affordable way to enjoy all that Silver Star has to offer. NO STRATA FEES, no rental restrictions just amazing skiing and easy lifestyle. Plenty of fresh paint inside and out. New fixtures and new window coverings. This house is charming and you simply can’t beat the price.


Exciting opportunity to build in a bare land strata, adjacent to the village with sweet ski-in and ski-out.

Premier ski in/ ski out position. #1 390 Mo Monashee M Mon onas nashee nash hee Road Roa - $699,900 Roa Ro

#401 Snowbird Lodge - $845,000 MLS If your looking for the finest ski in ski out experience in a luxury ski home without compromise, then this premium property in Silver Stars Snowbird Lodge can be yours. Easily the most well positioned property with views of the Monashee Mountains and famous Silver Star village, this spacious 3 bedroom property is very private and well appointed. Granite counters, maple cabinetry, heated tile flooring and an abundance of natural light round out just some of this homes features. Complex offers Clubroom, exercise facility, kids playroom and theatre room. ®


Custom built stratified home. No restrictions or strata fees. This beautifully finished family home boasts a very open feel, with large, spacious rooms. An optional front door leads directly into a very well organized gear room. There is another outside entrance to a small furnace room/ski tuning in the lower level. Warm and elegant living is on the main, with sleeping, baths and laundry on the upper level.

202 Wildwood @ Creekside - $205,000 MLS Fully equipped ski in/ski out studio in Wildwood at Creekside. Beautifully appointed with high end furnishings. Enjoy après on the balcony, clever Murphy bed with sofa bed for guests or kids. Has 2 ski lockers, common room complete with kitchen facilities and tv. ®

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80’ OK LAKE FRONTAGE • PRICED TO SELL! • Terrific Okanagan waterfront property • Level access, over 1/3rd acre with lawn area • Dock, boat house, triple garage, RV parking

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YEAR-ROUND LIVING! • Fully furnished, custom 3 bdrm. + 1 bdrm. suite • Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, rock f/p • Ski-in, ski-out directly behind the home • On ‘The Knoll’, mins. to village, tube town & pond


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$996,000 MLS®


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Similar in design • Best chance to own a lakeshore vacation home in the Okanagan Valley! • HUGE price reductions in 67 Lot Development on pristine Sugar Lake • 28 Cottage/Vacation Home Lots - starting from $99,000 +GST • 8 READY-T0-BUY Cottages with lots - starting from $169,000 +GST

Lots, Acreages and Developments • Adventure Bay: • 0.9 acre: $279,000 • 1/3rd acre: $338,800 • 1/3rd acre: $379,000 • Enderby: 9.99 acre: $219,000 • Coldstream: View lot: $299,000 * • North BX: 7.78 ALR: $510,000 • North BX: 10 ac. w/home: $1,250,000

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