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Vernon resort welcomes back skiers, boarders

SilverStar Mountain opens limited runs for the new alpine season Friday, Dec. 8

It’s the news skiers and snowboarders have been waiting and hoping for.

SilverStar Mountain Resort will open for alpine skiing tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 8.

“While it is not the terrain we were hoping for, we are still excited to welcome alpine skiers back to the mountain,” said Ian Jenkins, director of sales, marketing and events. “There will be limited trails open but with more snow, we will look to open more terrain and lifts as conditions allow.”

Limited upper mountain terrain will be open via Gondola access. Seven runs will be open from the Gondola as well as two additional runs at the Silver Queen Chair. The Tube Town carpet will also be running for opening weekend providing additional access to beginner terrain at Silver Queen. But tubing and skating will not be open this weekend.

In time for opening, SilverStar will also launch the new Bannister Terrain Park at Silver Queen with a variety of features.

“There is more snow forecast, so keep those snow dances up,” said the resort.

“A massive thank you to our amazing community for your patience while our operations team has worked tirelessly to get this winter season up and running. Our team can’t wait to welcome you back as we kick off another epic season.”

The annual Christmas Light Up is back this opening weekend on Saturday, Dec. 9. Due to anticipated crowds, guests are advised to arrive early. A detailed event schedule can be found here.

Tube Town Cafe will be open Saturday and Sunday for riders, and the Tube Town Ticket Office will be open for anyone who needs to purchase a pass or ticket product.

The Star reminds everyone early season conditions are in effect and guests are advised to use extra caution.

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Roger Knox

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