my Mountain News

Nordic Trails are Now OPEN!

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 12:00 am

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2007
Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC
The Nordic Trails are NOW OPEN at Silver Star Mountain Resort. A fifteen centimetre snowfall in the last 24 hours has turned the Victorian village into a winter wonderland, and Nordic Manager Glenn Bond is thrilled to announce skiing for this weekend on six different trails totalling nineteen kilometres. Trackset trails include Paradise Trail (5 km), Cross Mountain trail (4 km), Coming Around the Mountain (3 km), Aquaduct (3.5 km), Alder Point (2.5 km) and Cabin East (1 km). The Silver Star trails link up with Sovereign Lakes to provide an additional twenty kilometers - 39 k in all! The alpine snow depth is now at 54 centimetres, with a settled base in the Village of 25 centimetres.
Silver Star Nordic trail passes will be marked down to $10 (50 percent off) until more trails are open, and are also good for the Sovereign Lakes network.
Several Nordic racing teams are taking advantage of early-season training at Silver Star and nearby Sovereign Lakes, including the Quebec biathlon team, the Alaska XC ski team, x-c.com, and INDI 2010.
Silver Star's trail opening kicks off an exciting early season Nordic tradition that includes events such as Norm Crerar's Cross Country Ski Camps (now in their twentieth year!), the National Team Banquet and Auction, Manufacturer Demo Days (Nov. 24 and 25) and an exciting "Ski Expo" event at the resort's National Altitude Training Centre on Thursday, November 29.
Bring on the snow!
About Silver Star:
Silver Star Mountain Resort is located 22 kilometres east of Vernon, BC, and an hour's drive from Kelowna International Airport. This quaint, intimate, award winning boutique resort prides itself on friendly hospitality, reliable snow, and ski-in/ski out convenience. Silver Star Mountain Resort was ranked Number 1 Nordic Resort by members and coaches of the United States Nordic Team, as polled by Forbes Magazine.
For further information, contact:
Glenn Bond, Nordic Manager, Silver Star Mountain Resort, (250) 503-7758; gbond@skisilverstar.com