Silver Star resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Good all-round resort”

Freeriding

70%

Trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

60%

A terrain park

Pistes

80%

Some good testing runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:1915m
Vertical drop:760m
Bottom lift:1155m

LiftsLift count : 5 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts   2 magic carpets, 2 Tube Lifts

Ride area 3065 acres

Easy
20%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:112
Longest Piste:5miles (8km)

Take a trip to Silver Star and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip. When you walk down the high street, which is part of a piste, you walk through a purpose-built fake mining village. The shops are painted bright colours and have a raised wooden walkway outside. If you look up, you expect to see a mock cowboy shootout, while around each corner you expect to bump into Mickey Mouse. That said, Silver Star has an average snowfall of over 6 metres, a frontside of well-groomed pistes and a backside of hardcore chutes. Silver Star won’t disappoint riders, unless they're expecting Mickey.  

Beginners will also appreciate Silver Star, with its well-connected green and blue runs. The local snowboard school runs daily programmes as well as weekly camps which even offer video analysis.

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World Ranking

36th

Overall in North America

  • #42 best freeride
  • #49 best freestyle
  • #3 best piste riding

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