Skiing in the Okanagan

The Okanagan offers some of the best nordic and alpine skiing in Canada with a perfect climate for champagne powder; very light, dry, and smooth snow, which many regard as the best snow for skiing. Mountains in the Okanagan usually see an average daytime temperature of -5°C and average of over 23 ft of snow with a ski season running from mid-November through to mid-April.


Okanagan Winter Climate

Averages as recorded by Big White Ski Resort between 2012-2017

2012-2017      Average Temp      Total Snowfall
November -3.5°C (25.7°F) 99cm (39.0")
December -8.9°C (15.9°F) 171.1cm (67.4")
January -6.2°C (20.8°F) 129.4cm (50.9")
February -6.8°C (19.7°F) 113.9cm (44.8")
March -3.8°C (25.16°F) 160.9cm (63.3")
April -1°C (30.2°F) 56.0cm (22.0")


SilverStar Mountain Resort

SilverStar is located northeast of Vernon; approximately a 45-minute drive from Predator Ridge. SilverStar is British Columbia's 3rd largest ski resort boasting over 3,282 acres of ski & snowboard terrain over four distinct mountain faces.

Take advantage of their all-inclusive lift ticket, the first one of its kind offered in Canada. In addition to 132 runs spread out, skiers and boarders also get unlimited access to 55 kilometres (34 miles) of Nordic trails, snowshoe trails, a tube park, ice skating, fat bike trails and more. 

NEW FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON. Residents and Resort guests can save 15% off alpine lift passes or nordic trail passes by purchasing lift tickets directly from the Predator Ridge Front Desk in the Lodge.

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2018/19 Discounted SilverStar Lift Passes

NEW for the 2018/19 ski season, we are pleased to be offering discounted Single Day Tickets for SilverStar Mountain Resort.  Tickets are available daily directly from the Predator Ridge Front Desk.


Alpine My1Pass Day Ticket      Regular Season Rate     
 Adult 1-Day (19 - 64) $84.15
Regular Rate $99
 Senior 1-Day (65+) $69.70
Regular Rate $82
 Youth 1-Day (13-18) $68
Regular Rate $80
 Child 1-Day (6 - 12) $44.20
Regular Rate $52

 * Prices exclude applicable GST.  No tickets available during Peak Season Dates:  December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019 and February 16, 2019 - February 22, 2019.

The Predator Ridge Ski Club

At Predator Ridge, we have a very active winter community and feature Silver Star Ski Days Club as a way for people living at Predator Ridge to meet like minded people and find new ski buddies to enjoy the mountain with all season long.

Come on your own and join us for lunch and connect with your neighbours and enjoy everything that SilverStar has to offer.


Big White Ski Resort

Big White is located just southeast of Kelowna; approximately a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Predator Ridge. Big White is Canada's largest totally ski-in, ski-out ski resort and is also known as Canada's favourite family resort.  Big White boasts over 2,765 acres of skiable terrain, 118 designated alpine trails and over 25 km (16 miles) of nordic ski trails.

More than half of the runs at Big White are for intermediate skiers, and non-skiers have a ton of options. Watch little faces light up on a dogsledding adventure, or as they slide downhill in the tube park. Snowmobiles are available for all sizes, with special mini snowmobiles for kids. And you can’t leave without tackling the 18-metre (60-foot) ice climbing tower.

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Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

If you are into nordic skiing, you will love Sovereign Lake; North America's largest cross country ski centre. Sovereign Lake is located northeast of Vernon; approximately a 40-minute drive from Predator Ridge.

Recently the Sovereign Nordic Club merged its trails with SilverStar and the result is over 105km of daily groomed trails, making it the largest continuously groomed network of cross-country ski trails in Canada. High elevation and mild winter temperatures provide a perfect recreation area to explore. World-class grooming and outstanding early and late season ski conditions continue to provide some of the best cross-country skiing in the world.

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