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NEW Snowshoe Trails announced

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 3:28 pm

Silver Star Mountain Resort is excited to announce the expansion of snowshoeing on its snowy slopes.

16 kilometers of single track trails previously only accessed by mountain locals have been mapped and will be promoted as an additional activity this winter season. "The trails weave in and around the forested area in lower cross country trails and take the user into a seldom seen setting in the resort," says Silver Star Nordic Manager Guy Paulsen.

"Snowshoeing has become a favorite pastime for winter enthusiasts because you can get out and enjoy the outdoors completely at your own pace. Its low risk and the health benefits are great!"

Trail Passes are available at the Village Ticket Office with options for passes only or a pass and rental package. After purchase, guests head to Ski Dazzle to get outfitted with their snowshoes and then they are ready to hit the trails. Rentals are also available at the "Village Ski Shop" located on the Vance Creek Boardwalk.

Once ready to go, two trail heads provide access from the Village and Adventure Park areas. "There are trails of varying difficulty and are clearly marked with hand carved wooden signs and reflective markers so they can even be used at night," says Paulsen "Enjoy Okanagan champagne powder on the ski slopes all day and then explore the snowshoe trails at night. What could be better?"

The snowshoe season is scheduled to start on November 24th and runs until April 8th mirroring the alpine ski season. Trail passes are $7 for adults / youth and $5 for seniors / children. If you need rentals a package is available at the Village Ticket Office...$20 for adults / youth and $17 for seniors / children.

Fun, adventurous and informative snowshoe tours are another fantastic way to experience snowshoeing and the natural wonders of winter. Snowshoe Safaris, Sunset Adventures and Starlight Cabin Rendezvous. For details visit www.OutdoorDiscoveries.com or call 250-558-4292.

Silver Star's tentative opening day for Nordic is November 11, 2011

Silver Star's tentative opening day of Alpine is November 24, 2011.