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Welcome back to Winter! It’s cold outside, the days are short, the nights long and ski bums worldwide are pumped up for winter. Here in the Okanagan we are lucky enough to experience all 4 seasons, equally lucky to have so

many different activities to choose from all year long, but nothing compares to the joy and jubilation that hits when the first snows of winter start to fall. At Silver Star the team has enjoyed another successful season of the Bike Park and all the thrills that it brings. Some great s u m m e r events also graced the lush green slopes and many faces from around the globe were seen browsing the village shops and restaurants for that l i t t l e piece of Silver Star to t a k e home as a memento. Now that the snow is piling up all energies have shifted to the on-set of winter and the visitors that have already started pouring through the gates looking for that magic powder turn, the thrill of tubing, the scrape of the blade

carving on the frozen pond, or just to absorb the sound of the bells as the horse drawn sleigh goes trotting by. Some consider spring as the season that marks the beginning, but nothing marks the beginning of something so clearly as that first blanket of fresh snow! There are a number of new things to enjoy at the resort this year, most notably the new that hit the streets on November 7th. A whole new look, increased opportunities to interact, and a much improved system for searching and booking accommodation at the resort. Silver Creek Lodge is now under the umbrella of Silver Star Holidays, the resort owned property management division. A new front desk and completely renovated lobby area will greet guests on arrival and those same guests will also have hotel staff on hand 24

hours a day to help with their needs. In the village you’ll be able to find something new at “Out of Bounds” coffee shop which has taken over the former Bean to Cup location on the lower level of the Lord Aberdeen Hotel. Staying well groomed is always a challenge for skiers and snowboarders, but the grooming team and Silver Star will have no problem as two brand new groomers were added to the fleet and hit the trails at the start of the season. The fleet of 8 Pisten Bully groomers is undeniably one of the most up to date and modern in the Canadian ski industry, so the groomed runs we all get to enjoy really are the best they can be. Winter is the beginning, every time it snows there is a fresh new start. Get out there and embrace all that is fresh and new both on the slopes and off!

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A new look to Silver Star Nordic Joining the team at Silver Star Mountain Resort this past summer was Guy Paulsen. Guy has a long and positive history with Silver Star, the ski industry, and is nationally respected as an ambassador for the sport of skiing. Guy

Take to the Trails tem is primarily located amidst the Village Nordic rail system – convenient to a number of vacation homes on the Knoll subdivision and from the Village.

Silver Star’s favourite place to Stay and Play! The Bulldog Grand Cafe Starting its sixth 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 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 providing a relaxed base-camp for magical, majestic, mountain experiences. With warm, friendly rooms and 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, hotel room reservations or event inquiries, please call 1-800-489-0599 or visit:

has a real passion for teaching skiing of all kinds. Since coming on board Guy has been busy improving the early season trails, moving the Village trailhead, building a new Nordic grid and formalizing the snowshoe trails. Look for some new programs like the Saturday Nordic Club, Luna Loppet Series, and the Spring Loaded Telemark Weekend. For details check out the Nordic section of the Silver Star website at

This past summer saw a number of years’ worth of work and passion for snowshoeing formalized to create the Silver Star Mountain Snowshoe Trail System. “There has been a number of local contributors towards these trails. Each of them has brought their passion & skill of snowshoeing forward and for this we are very grateful” said Guy Paulsen, Silver Star Nordic Manager. The snowshoe trail sys-

There are approximately 16 kilometers of single track and open-multi use snowshoe trails now offered with two official trailheads. Avid snowshoers can purchase their trail pass at the Village Ticket Office, Ski Dazzle Rentals or Tube Town Tickets. People looking try one of North America’s fastest growing winter recreational activities can also rent modern “shoes” from Ski Dazzle Rentals or The Village Ski Shop. Both are located conveniently on Main Street in the village center. For those looking to learn more about Silver Star’s winter wildlife you will be impressed by the interpretive snowshoe tours offered by Roseanne Van Ee and Outdoor Discoveries. www.OutdoorDiscoveries. com / 250-545-7446

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A Fresh Face in Events Ben Jackson is the new Events manager at Silver Star Mountain and although new to the position Ben has been working at Silver Star since the winter of 2006 as a snowboard instructor. Ben originally comes from the south coast of England but now lives with his wife Jamie and son Jacob in Lumby B.C. where he is also a volunteer firefighter. “I first came to Canada to train as a snowboard instructor in Banff. After spending 3 months there I knew I wanted to make Canada my home. I had heard rumors of Silver Star Mountain and the BC interior on my travels around the world as a snowboarder but it was not until I arrived that I truly understood how


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epic this place is.” I met Jamie my wife during that first winter and well, the rest, as they say is history.” Ben spent time in the British Army and has more than 10 years of experience in event management and outdoor activity and instruction. “I am really excited to take on this new role, it involves all of my skills and passions and working at a place that I love.” We have a packed Events calendar this winter so watch out for: • • • •

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Let the Games begin! Silver Star Mountain Resort is very excited to be one of the venues for the BC Winter Games coming to Vernon February 23-26, 2012. The mountain is used to hosting large events and regularly works with the local Alpine and Freestyle Clubs to host athletes from across the province and sometimes across the country, but there is something special about the BC Games. “It’s going to be like hosting a mini Olympics” says Resort Services Manager, Robin Baycroft. The spirit of the Games brings both able-bodied and disabled athletes to one grand event

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all in the name of sport and competition and the top three participants of each sport receive a medal in an Olympic fashion. Silver Star is the venue for the Freestyle Skiing, Alpine skiing, and Para-Alpine skiing events. The Freestyle line-up of events is for guys and girls age 13-15 and includes Single Moguls which we are used to seeing on TV, Dual Moguls which pits two skiers head to head on side by side courses (very exciting for competitors and spectators) and Big Air…pretty self-explanatory. These

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events are great to watch and the best way to see them is on your skis right up close to the action. The Alpine (11-12 year olds) and ParaAlpine (13 – 40 year olds) events are all about going fast and like Freestyle the best way to watch is standing on the side of the ski run on your skis so you can move around. Watch the speedy Giant Slalom on Friday, the ever so exciting Skiercross on Saturday, and the tight turns of Slalom on Sunday. “What’s different about the BC Games is the camaraderie of the kids as they mix and mingle more than they would at a club or zone level event” comments Rob Tupper of the Vernon Ski Club, and a BC Games ski racing alumni. “The kids that participate are 11-12 years old and each Ski Club only has a few of those so the kids are forced to make new friends and quite often these last a long time.” The last time the BC Winter Games were in Vernon was in 1992 and Silver Star Freestyle Coach Tanya Callon was 13 then. “What I remember the most is coming to Vernon and I was the only girl on the Zone 2 team,” said Callon, “We slept on cots in a

school. I was quite nervous at first but I got to meet a lot of other girls and those girls became friends and, to this day, I still keep in touch with a lot of the friends I made in Vernon.” While the BC Winter Games are going to be an exciting addition to the atmosphere of the resort there will still be lots of room for regular skiers and snowboarders. “The events take place at a historically quiet period for us and other than the event venues the rest of the mountain will not be busy at all” says Baycroft. “It will be a great time as a local to come up and enjoy some of the action and get some great turns in as well!”

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Dueck and Douglas win big at Banff Film Fest One had a story to tell, the other wanted to help. The Silver Star and Vernon communities have come to know and love Josh Dueck. Josh, a Freestyle ski coach, was injured in a skiing accident, learned he would never walk again, and almost as quickly learned to use a sit ski and got back on the mountain. To many this would be a success, but Josh found new opportunities and through hard work and dedication worked his way to a Silver Medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Whistler and then X-Games Gold in 2011. Mike Douglas, known by many as the ‘Godfather of Freeride Skiing’ has recently started making

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short films for Salomon Freeski TV. Douglas and Dueck teamed up to tell Josh’s story with an eye to the Banff Film Festival. At the screening on Nov 2nd the film received a standing ovation, “whether the ovation was for Dueck himself, or the film, or the film makers, it was tough to tell, but what was certain was that there was a show of appreciation from the crowd.” – Biglines. com The film “The Freedom Chair” has since been awarded Best Mountain Sports Film and can be seen on the Banff Film Festival Tour this winter or you can watch an edited version at

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Events Calendar Nov 21 - Dec 4

Cross Country Ski Camps

December 18

World Snowboard Day

December 21

Winter Solstice Night Ski

December 28

1516 Rail Jam

January 21

Excel Fitness™ Nordic Resolution

January 21 & 22

Disabled Skiers Assoc. of BC Ski Race

January 26

Australia Day

February 3 - 5

BC Championship Snow Sculpture Competition

February 3 - 5

BC Series Freestyle Skiing Event

February 4

Carter Classic - Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports Fundraiser

February 6 – 9

Canaccord Wealth Mgt. Over the Hill Downhill Speed Camp

February 7

Luna Loppet Series - Classic

February 10

31st Annual Over the Hill Downhill presented by Canaccord Wealth Management

February 14

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart’s Chocolate Dreams Snowshoe Tour

February 18 & 19

Silver Star 75 Nordic Festival

February 19

Okanagan Zone Nancy Green Ski League Race

February 23 - 26

BC Winter Games

March 8

Luna Loppet Series - Skate

March 10-11

2nd Annual Wine & Dine Weekend

March 18

Salomon Jib Academy at Silver Star Mountain.

March 24 & 25

7th Annual Showdown Throwdown Hoedown

March 24 & 25

Spring Loaded Telemark Weekend

April 6

Luna Loppet Series - Hill Climb

April 8

Dummy Gelunde and Final Day of Winter Operations

June 23 & 24

Bonus First Weekend of Summer Operations

June 29

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Christmas Calendar Dec. 3

Silver Star Christmas Light Up

Head into the village between 4pm and 6pm for some Christmas festivities. There’s crafts, marshmallows, hot chocolate, sleigh rides and Santa Claus. If you haven’t yet started your Christmas shopping what better place than Silver Star’s wonderful boutiques and souvenir stores?

Dec. 17

Vernon Figure Skating Club Christmas Showcase

Join us at Brewer’s Pond for a matinee performance put on by the kids from the Vernon Figure Skating Club.

Dec. 21-24 Photos with Santa Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star that this year he wants to hang out with us for 5 whole days!! For just $5 you can have your photo taken with Santa Claus! So grab the kids and come on down to the village between 12 and 1pm.

Dec. 21

Family Gingerbread House Building

We’ll supply the makings, you supply the talent!! Come out to the Town Hall Eatery at 6:30pm with your whole family and get creative in this festive event. Only 30 families can sign up, so better reserve a spot early! $15 per family (for 1 house).

Dec. 22

Vernon Community Singers Carolling

Join this group of joyful singers at 7:00pm as they wind their way around the Village. Warm up by our outside bonfire with hot chocolate and fill the air with the beautiful sounds of Christmas. Follow them to the NATC Auditorium and share more of their festive music at 8:00pm.

Dec. 24

Silver Star has even more fun to offer the whole family when you’re done on the slopes.

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Torchlight Parade, Fireworks & Santa’s Gift Giving

Join us in the Village at 4:30 for a beautiful torchlight parade and fireworks show. Watch for Santa to make his grand entrance and then hand out gifts to all the good little girls and boys in the Village Centre at 5:00pm.

Dec. 31

A cozy 40 seat restaurant that invites you to relax and enjoy an entire evening of dining. Select from quality steaks, seafood, modern contemporary cuisine, and a selection of excellent Okanagan wines.

New Year’s Torchlight & Fireworks

Cheer in the New Year with family and friends in the village at 8pm to the largest fireworks show of the winter!

For more informationon any of these events call the Info Desk at 250-558-6019 or email:

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What’s on the Menu Most people associate Silver Star with skiing, snowboarding, tubing, skating, or one of their other favorite winter pursuits. What not many people realize is that some of the best dining experiences in the region are available at Silver Star during the winter months and are definitely worth taking a look at. Christmas parties, anniversaries, birthdays are all great reasons to seek out somewhere special to eat and at Silver Star there are a lot of different options to try something new. Here is a little information you can use the next time someone asks “What’s on the menu tonight?” Silver Grill – This cozy 40 seat restaurant has a beautiful fireplace and comfy leather chairs that invite you to relax and enjoy an entire evening dining. The Grill prides

itself on quality steak, seafood, a variety of modern contemporary cuisine, and a selection of excellent Okanagan wines. The Den – A popular après ski destination featuring regular live music and events. Unwind at the bar, relax on the couches and warm up by the fire. At lunch the den is famous for homemade soups and fresh menu items that change regularly. Dinner is a warm cozy affair with steak, pasta, curries, and much more. Isidore’s Cuisine on Main St. – Isidore’s offers the finest Swiss food anywhere! Choose from a large variety of contemporary, local food. Isidore’s has a warm and charming ambiance making it an ideal lunch and dinner venue. The Bulldog Grand Café - The

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ambiance of Amsterdam’s Brown Bars, combined with the feel and entertainment of an Austrian ski resort. For lunch the Bulldog offers a selection of pub style cuisine and pumps with a more global feel for dinner with Pad Thai, curries, and the famous Bulldog burger. Mountain Katz - Family friendly atmosphere in a warm and relaxed setting. Choose from a large array of menu items for lunch or dinner. Mountain Katz can also be booked for private functions and events. Paradise Camp - By day enjoy soups, sandwiches, burgers and awesome treats like cookies and cinnamon buns to keep you skiing. Every Friday and Saturday night, Paradise Camp opens its doors for fine dining. The Wild Horseman’s Cabin – Talk about magic! Enjoy a snowshoe tour or horse drawn sleigh ride to a rustic cabin in the Silver Star wilderness and be greeted by a warm fire, the aroma of a hearty meal, and friendly company. This is an experience not to be missed. Allora - Allora’s offer a large variety of tapas and affordable light meals. The relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind. Choose from an extensive selection of local and international wines. Long John’s - A local’s favourite. This cozy pub features regular entertainment, 2 fireplaces, and a satellite TV. Enjoy listening to live music while you warm up by the fire. There’s a large selection of lunch and dinner options on the menu, families are welcome The Saloon - The Saloon is a popular destination for locals and features an inviting lively atmosphere, and the biggest dance floor on the mountain. The menu offers a lunch and dinner selection suitable for the entire family, and there are incredible daily specials. Dance the night away to a regular DJ and live music. HB Pizza - HB Pizza makes fresh, homemade pizza using hand tossed dough, fresh Okanagan produce and zesty Italian sauce.

Delivery to your condo or hotel is available. Bugaboos - Bugaboos is a popular breakfast, lunch and après ski destination specializing in freshly baked European and Canadian pastries, and Italian coffee. Also available are soups, sandwiches, pies and desserts. Join Bugaboos each Saturday night for European and Asian inspired cuisine paired with a selection of local wines. Out of Bounds – A new coffee shop for everyone to experience this winter! Fresh baked goods, sandwiches and fantastic coffee. Town Hall - Town Hall’s fast service makes it an ideal breakfast and lunch location for those wanting to get on the mountain in a hurry. Choose from an array of snacks and affordable light meals including burgers, pastas, chili, sandwiches and soups.

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The team at Silver Star wants people who normally only come night skiing to experience the entire mountain and get a true Silver Star experience, so they have launched a new promotion. Night skiing at Silver Star is now $10 per person and guests will enjoy a great rate on night skiing rentals as well as they remain at the previous rate of $10. “Guests will be given a punch card on their first night skiing visit, after four visits they will have earned a

50% off voucher for a day ticket to explore the whole mountain,” says Resort General Manager Michael Sherwood. The program works the same in rentals. “We’re pretty excited by this,” adds Sherwood “it works out that the amount you save off a day ticket you have essentially enjoyed night skiing for free.” The first $10 night skiing opportunity is on January 6th, 2012 and they run every Friday and Saturday night from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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The Eagle has landed For many a die-hard skier the dream of heli-skiing is just that, a dream, one that in most cases is as unattainable as the Holy Grail. Well no more! Eagle Pass heliskiing and Silver Star Mountain Resort have teamed up to offer you day heli-skiing right from in the resort. No more requirements for a week-long trip deep into the Monashee’s or Bugaboo’s. You enjoy the slopes of Silver Star one day and climb aboard your very own powder chariot the next. A day of heli-skiing with Eagle Pass from Silver Star starts at 7:30am when you will get outfitted with the latest Head skis designed especially for heli terrain and conditions. At 8 am you head outside for beacon training and a helicopter safety briefing and by 9:30 am you will be airborne on a 12 min flight to the Monashee’s for your day of heliskiing. For $1175 you’ll ski 6 to 8 runs (11,000 to 17,000 vertical feet) which is more skiing than the competitors offer plus you get the added benefit of your own radio and BCA flotation backpack. “What’s really neat about the way we’ll be operating out of Silver Star is that by flying a Bell 212 with 10 guests and two guides we can split into two smaller groups when we reach the skiing terrain and challenge each group appropriately,” says Matt Pinto, Director of Ski Operations for Eagle Pass. “It’s what a lot of other operations would charge a premium for, and it’s our regular offer!” A great way to make sure you are ready to get the most out of your heli-skiing adventure is to take a ‘Powder Prep’ lesson with the Silver Star Snowsport School. You will learn what to do a little different with wide powder skis under foot, gain confidence skiing glades and steep terrain, and get an idea of what you can expect from the helicopter and guide experience. Of course if you love the work your Ski Pro is doing they would be more than appreciative for you to take them along so they can continue the lesson in the big mountains!

It is recommended that you are a strong intermediate or advanced skier/boarder and don’t mind venturing off the groomed slopes on powder days at the resort. Most slopes are between 20 and 40 degrees, and when conditions allow you will hit the steep slopes. If you have fun skiing runs like Gypsy Queen and Sunny Ridge on a powder day or can’t get enough of runs like Chute 5, Holy Smokes, and Attridge then you are ready to heli-ski. heli-ski.

Bookings for day heli-skiing with Eagle Pass can be made in person at the Silver Star Information Desk in the village or by calling 250-558-6019.

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The Foot Doctor is in Do you want to ski with warm, comfortable feet this season? If you suffer from cold feet, numb toes, or have any “hot” spots from your ski or snowboard boots come and see the boot fitting team at Ski Dazzle. Our boot fitting team includes a New Zealand registered podiatrist and a Ski Resort Operations (boot fitting) graduate; both attended ‘Master Fit University’ this year to work and learn with other industry leading professionals. They expanded their knowledge on current equipment trends and built on the product that is offered in Ski Dazzle. With a depth of knowledge the team is able to provide individual service that is unlike any other in the Vernon area.

New toys - The new Ultracam machine used to stretch ski boots in the most specific of areas without compromising the integrity of the boot.

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A message on foot beds - A custom foot bed is a piece of equipment that provides the correct amount of support for your foot as well as providing comfort and increasing performance. It can often be the missing link in a ski or snowboard experience. A custom foot bed will also assist in correctly aligning a person’s lower leg. Think of it like having a wheel alignment done on your car. If the alignment is not correct then you end up compensating and overworking our muscles, ligaments and joints causing early fatigue and possible injury.

Give the Gift of Silver Star Tis’ the season to be giving, and what better gift to give than the gift of winter? The kids want to go tubing, the grandson wants to go snowboarding, maybe someone you know needs a new pair of goggles, or what about a gift certificate for a dinner out as a thank you for that client who came through big for you…the options really are endless. Gift Certificates for Silver Star are available at Sun Valley Source for Sports and Attridge Ski & Board in $20, $50, $85, and $100 denominations. Lift tickets to get people out there and enjoying the slopes are also great gift ideas and they are available now and right through the entire ski season at Sun Valley, Attridge, Stussi, Olympia, Sport Mart, Sport Chek, and Outdoor Exposure. These handy little vouchers are redeemed at the ticket office at the mountain and come in ‘Books of 5’ or as singles.

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#202 Wildwood

#305 Wildwood

Cozy studio at the base of the Silver Queen Quad. Fully equipped with Murphy bed, two ski lockers and a handy balcony to take in the fresh mountain air.

Never rented 2 bedroom apartment. Top floor unit with high end furnishing enjoys all day sun and unobstructed views of the Silver Queen skiing area.

$179,900 #205 Wildwood

$264,500 #109 Wintergreen

Amazing price for this two bedroom condo that’s steps from the Silver Queen Chairlift. Great view, high end furnishings & shows like new.

Tastefully updated 2 bedroom/2 bath condo is steps to skiing, tube town and skating. Corner unit with lots of natural light, storage and a great layout.



S16 Sunday, November 27, 2011 - Silver Star Magazine


HEIDI LUSSI Real Estate Team

Heidi Lussi

Beate Schmidt

Personal Real Estate Corporation


Rose Gut


PINERIDGE ESTATES • Perfect investment condo or winter/summer getaway • 2 bed, 1.5 bath upper level condo • Immaculate, quick possession possible • Close to all amenities



1.32 ACRE VIEW LOT • Excellent price for this dream home site • Private and in area of high-end homes • Includes ownership ~ 160 acre trails… • Most services available. Call for package NO HST ® Text 311




CREEKSIDE UNIT • Fully furnished, 2nd floor one bedroom unit with alcove and mountain view • Near pond and tube town





FOR THOSE LOG HOME LOVERS • Custom built 4 bedroom log home • Nestled on 19.5 acres of open meadows & forests • Fenced vegetable garden + huge workshop & more • Just 35 minutes from Vernon


DREAM HOME SITE • Dream home site on 0.27 acre includes HST! • In area of quality homes in desirable Foothills • All services available. Cul-de-sac location • Minutes to Silver Star & Vernon shopping NO HST ® Text 308



GREAT VALUE • Lovely setting on 6.11 acres, creek • Some in hay, the rest trees and hillside • Charming, older 4 bed, 2 bath home • Detached shop, barn, chicken coop

$299,000 MLS®

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SELLER MOTIVATED • Not a drive by, 1,747 sq. ft. on main floor • Full basement, partially finished • Lovely open design throughout • Mature landscape around pergola w/outside gas f/p

$475,000 MLS®

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PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP • Well-built custom rancher on 2.5 acres • Ideal for professionals/empty nesters who love to entertain; great room; wine cellar, etc. • Close to Silver Star and all amenities

$599,000 MLS®

HURRY ON THIS ONE! • Fab. valued lot in “Adventure Bay Resort Community” • Unobstructed Lake and Mountain views • 0.32 acre, corner lot, easy access, No HST! • Suitable for rancher with walk-out basement NO HST ®



MOVE IN READY! • Fully finished 3 bdrm. w/den & walkout basement • Gleaming maple hardwood, granite and tile • Low maintenance yard; beautiful views • Close to town and Silver Star Mountain resort

$519,000 MLS®



GST PAID! • Oversized, fully serviced lot @ Invercraig Place! • Custom house plans available + GST was paid! • Enjoy lovely Kal Lake views from your new home • Next door to Kal Park, beaches and trails NO HST ® Text 304

$239,000 MLS®

Kent Armstrong

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YEAR-ROUND LIVING! • Custom 3 bedroom home • 1 bedroom self contained suite • Level parking • Ski access back of house

$659,000 MLS®


GREAT DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY STUNNING VIEWS • Exquisite 5 bedroom, 4 bath custom home • Over 4,000 sq. ft. finished, quality living space • Great media room + many other features • Close to Silver Star & shopping

$799,000 MLS®

IDEAL HOBBY FARM • Level, fully usable 10 acres on 2 Titles • ‘Country Residential’ zoning • Older home with i/g pool • Close to Silver Star and all amenities

• GREAT VALUE! 11.49 acres with A3 zoning • Approved for rezoning to R1, R4 & C1 • Exc. location; close to beach, park and schools • Includes 2 homes each with attached garage + HST ®

$899,000 MLS® $1,159,000 MLS® $2,650,000 For more info., Àoor plans and photos, please visit

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Text the assigned 3 digit# to 33344 for info on out listings.


PRIVATE SETTING ON 2.5 ACRES! • A MUST SEE! Custom craftsman family home • Post & Beam with European flair throughout • Detached heated shop, small acreage • Just a short drive to Silver Star Mountain


250-503-3487 1-800-667-2040


Vernon Morning Star Sunday, November 27, 2011


Vernon Morning Star Sunday, November 27, 2011