Vernon (BC), Canada – Mother Nature has not been kind to SilverStar Mountain Resort in B.C. this month, as persistent warm temperatures and limited precipitation will prevent the alpine resort to open as scheduled this Thursday, November 22nd.
SilverStar’s Nordic trails have fared better, as they opened as scheduled on November 16 with 52 km of 55 km available. Conditions can change quickly, however, and resort officials are hopeful that their alpine season opening will happen soon.
“The weather right now is a temperature inversion with a high of 2.5 degrees (C) in the alpine today and same again tomorrow. There is some precipitation coming on Thursday so hopefully this will cool off the alpine temperature and help to fill in the few spots where we need it. To have a high quality and safe environment for our guests to enjoy we need a bit more snow to get open,” confirmed Ian Jenkins, Director of Sales and Marketing for the resort. “We ask that for the safety of our guests and to help get us open as soon as we can, that the public please stay off the mountain until we are open. Our goal is to get alpine skiing open as soon as the conditions allow.”
Upon opening SilverStar Mountain Resort will be running their opening activities on the new Des Schumann Summit Express Gondola that will have a capacity of 1,200 people per hour and move guests to the top of the mountain in a third of the time taken by riding the former Summit chair.