my Mountain News

Silver Star Awarded Alpine Resort of the Year

Thu, 25/05/2006 - 11:00 pm

Vernon, BC – BC ALPINE has awarded Silver Star Mountain Resort the prestigious honour of “ALPINE RESORT OF THE YEAR 2006.” Silver Star Mountain Resort was the host of the Pontiac Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom, Canada’s premier ski racing series, as well as the 2006 K1 Provincial Championships. Silver Star ' s commitment to racing was viewed by all as having gone above and beyond in creating the new TELUS Park Race Centre
venue. This new state-of-the-art race centre allowed more than 200 eager participants from across North America a chance to reach for the podium.

Silver Star’s efforts to successfully lead first-class race events including the Pontiac Cup GS, SL and K1 Provincials did not go unnoticed in the racing community. Garry Van Soest, President of the Vernon Ski Club, attended the BC Alpine annual general meeting this spring at which time Silver Star Mountain Resort was awarded this coveted honour. A special thanks was given to Tim McCoy, head of the grooming department at Silver Star, and his staff. Bruce Holiday of BC Alpine stated, “In all the years I have been involved in alpine racing I has never seen a fleet of groomers till the race slope between 1st and 2nd runs to provide a safe race surface for the competitors.”

Silver Star will continue its proud heritage of providing great race training facilities, world-class races and events. “With the new TELUS Park Race Centre and the participants from around the world, racing has become a valued part of our entertainment mix at Silver Star,” said Norman Kreutz, Director of Skiing.

“Silver Star is committed to providing great race training facilities for many alpine, cross-country, and snowboard
disciplines leading up to the 2010 winter games as well as fun for amateurs and families alike,” said Michael J. Ballingall,
Senior Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for Schumann Resorts.

Garry van Soest, President of the Vernon Ski Club, presents Michael Sherwood, General Manager of Silver Star Ski Resort, with this year’s BC Alpine Resort of the Year Award.

For more information on Race Training Events: Norman Kreutz, Director of Skiing,, Silver Star Mountain Resort
(250) 558-6071 – e-mail: nkreutz@skisilverstar.com.