About SilverStar Resort

Award-winning SilverStar Mountain Resort is located in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region. SilverStar is one of BC's largest ski areas offering 3,282 acres of skiable terrain, a 760 metre vertical drop and annual snowfall of more than 700cm. Recognized as one of Canada’s best destination mountains, SilverStar’s intimate, colourful, mid-mountain village provides true and authentic slope-side lodging. 

 

SilverStar Ski Resort facts

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Top Resort in Okanagan!

SilverStar has been voted as the Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan for five consecutive years

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World-famous snow

Champagne powder attracts every level of skier to B.C.’s third largest ski area

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Strong spread of terrain

SilverStar has 3,282 acres of skiable terrain over 4 distinct mountain faces and 132 runs. The terrain is classed as 5% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced, and 10% expert

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Largest daily groomed cross-country trail system in Canada

105 kilometres of world-class Nordic trails weave through the mountainside, offering the largest daily groomed cross-country trail system in Canada

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Ski-in and ski-out access

Ski-in and ski-out access from the car-free village, with easy access to après ski options

BECOME A SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR AT SILVERSTAR RESORT

EA Ski & Snowboard offers two ways to become a ski or snowboard instructor at SilverStar. Join us this winter on a ski instructor internship.

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Ski Internship

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Full season employee lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Transport to resort for training if applicable
  • EA Program Manager to support you
  • Preseason preparation webinars
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the globe 

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Living and working at SilverStar Ski Resort

Kelowna International Airport is the main gateway airport for the SilverStar Resort, only 65km (40 miles) away. From the airport there are various shuttle services available. You can expect to be busy with work over the Christmas and New Year period with less work during the quieter weeks in January onwards. With employment at SilverStar as a ski or snowboard instructor, you may be required to work across other departments (for example, lift operations).

What about accommodation? 

Accommodation on our courses is 2-4 share, conveniently located and reasonably priced to be suitable for your first winter season. Accommodation at Silverstar is 'staff accommodation' and is organised direct through Silverstar prior to the start of the season, we coordinate so that our group are accommodated together at the same location. This is usually in the nearby town of Vernon - the big plus here is that staff accommodation is very good value for money and often has a fantastic social vibe. As with any staff accommodation option, exact location and amenities can differ from year to year.

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Certification Overview 

Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at SilverStar, Canada are run in conjunction with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

Both the CSIA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports associations and are the governing bodies for ski and snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI and CSIA qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing or snowboarding.

Program Manager

Every season we have a resort representative at SilverStar who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Silverstar itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face, ready to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

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