The Vernon Winter Carnival is turning 54! back for yet another year, running from February 7th to February 14th, 2014. This year’s carnival theme ‘Carnival Of Superheroes", will be faster than a speeding bullet and able to jump tall buildings in a single bound.
As a sponsor of the Carnival, Silver Star Mountain Resort is proud to be hosting two major events. The BC Snow Sculpture Competition will bring artists from all across BC and the Pacific Northwest to Silver Star village to create magical sculptures from blocks of snow. This juried competition will commence on the first day of the Carnival, Friday, February 7, and wrap up on Sunday, February 9. The winner represents British Columbia at the National Championship at the Quebec Winter Carnival in 2015.
On the following weekend, Silver Star will host the 33rd edition of the Over the Hill Downhill; North America’s longest-running recreational race for those who feel the ‘need for speed.’ This venerable race is a favorite with Masters and recreational racers from all over North America, and takes place on the first weekend of the Winter Carnival, from February 8-9.
The OTHDH is a recreational downhill ski race where teams of four compete for the fastest downhill time. Teams are entered in a category based on the combined team age. Team age categories range from 95 to 225+ years. Each team must have one person over the age of 35, one female, and all must be members of the Canadian Masters Association (membership can be purchased on-site). Team registration includes race entry a fantastic awards banquet, souvenir item, door prizes and the Don Weixl Slide Show. The OTHDH is one run only.
The Canadian Masters Downhill is an individual race being held in conjunction with the OTHD, and participants can take two runs on the famous OTHD course! This is a great opportunity for competitive Masters racers to gain valuable points by competing in a second event. Run one that all important warm up, run Two is for all the marbles - the National Championship! Visitors to Silver Star will definitely want to venture down to Vernon and check out the action!
Please visit Guest Services and Information Center in the heart of the village. You can reach Guest Services by phone on (250) 558-6019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org