Silver Star Bike Park is a two-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Western Canada Region.
Silver Star Bike Park is building a reputation as a top bike park in Western Canada with the guidance of bike park director Cam Sorensen. Sorensen, known locally as the "Godfather of mountain biking," has built a park that is based on progression. At Silver Star you'll find everything from beginner trails to expert runs filled with berms, table tops and a ton of wooden features.
What to expect riding Silver Star Bike Park
Silver Star Mountain Bike Park boasts more than 49 miles (79km) of combined downhill and cross-country mountain biking trails. A signature feature of Silver Star Bike Park's downhill runs is that all the runs are top-to-bottom distinct trails instead of short pieces of trail that intersect logging roads.
The downhill bike park features more than 30 miles (50 km) of dedicated mountain bike trails, over 600 berms and more than 300 jump features. The park's longest run is the 4.5-mile (7 km) Paradise trail, a wide, hard-packed trail from mountaintop to village. The cross-country bike trails include more than 18 miles (29 km) of progressive trails with an 18.6-mile (30 km) expansion planned to be finished for the 2015 season. A progressive mix of green, blue and black tree trails makes for an exciting combination of riding for any level of mountain biker.
The Comet Six Pack Express is Canada’s largest mountain bike lift, taking bikers to 1,600 vertical feet of great riding terrain. The high-speed detachable lift is fitted with roll-on bike carriers and has a ride-time to the top of less than eight minutes.
2015 Silver Star Bike Park Event Highlights
June 25: OPENING WEEKEND
June 27: Norco RAD Festival
Norco is going back to its roots and breathing new life into their one-of-a-kind rider appreciation day. Formerly known as the VPS Fest, A.R.T Festival is a way to give back to the riding community and a great excuse to have a good time on your bike. Featuring: 50% off day lift tickets for every rider with a Norco bike; FREE tech support by World Cup mechanics; FREE flat and wheel repair; Chance to ride with Norco Pro athletes; And more than $5000 in prizes.
June 28: BC Enduro Series
This race will have two to five hours of total riding time with two to five timed stages within the course that are anywhere from 1 min 30 seconds to 30mins in length. A total of $1000 cash prizing for each race. Series winners receive a free race entry for 2016. Detailed course descriptions will be kept secret until a few days before the race.
June 29 - July 3: Elevate Mountain Bike Camp with Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham
Back for their fourth season hosting Elevate Mtn Bike Camp, Matt Hunter, Thomas Vanderham and some of their friends will be shredding the park all week with some lucky campers. This is your chance to learn from the pros and have a great time riding the bike park.
July 3 - July 5: BC Cup
One of the best BC Cup stops on the circuit, the Silver Star BC Cup is a MUST attend for racers and non racers alike. Sponsored by Dunbar Cycles, this summer's BC Cup is going to be a ton of fun and a great weekend at the resort.
July 17-18: FMB Slopestyle
Silver Style is the premier slopestyle event in the Okanagan. This year the event is sanctioned by the FMB World Tour at the bronze level and promises to be a ton of fun. With lots of talented riders competing, great tunes and lots of action this is an event you don't want to miss.
July 20 - 24: Base MTB Camp
Base Mountain Bike Camps is back to Silver Star 6th summer already! Join the only all-inclusive overnight bike camp available at one of the best bike parks in the world.
July 27: Singletrack 6 Race
Singletrack 6 is a 6 day mountain bike adventure showcasing the best riding in a variety of authentic mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Six stages, a new route every year and the perfect brew of xc, panoramic vistas and epic descents.
August 29: Mountain of Ale Beer & Cider Festival
The Mountain of Ale Beer & Cider Festival is returning to Silver Star Mountain Resort this summer! This unique outdoor tasting event will be setup in the village centre in the fresh mountain air and feature beer and cider companies from all across BC and Alberta.
August 29 - 30: Trek Dirt Series Womens' Bike Camp
If you're looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on a bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before - then the Trek Dirt Series Camps are for you! Trek Dirt Series Women's Mountain Bike Camp: Two days of professional skill development sessions, small group instructional rides, maintenance clinics and overall riding inspiration.
The easiest way to get to Silver Star in the summer is by car. The scenery in BC in the summer is spectacular, whether you're coming from Vancouver or Calgary. Simply connect with Highway 97 to Vernon and follow 48th Avenue to Silver Star Road and follow for 22 km (12 miles). Silver Star Road leads you directly to the resort.
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The mountain terrain at Silver Star is world class and will definitely keep you satisfied. Silver Star Bike Park uses the Comet Express chairlift--a 4-bike carrier so you hardly wait in line--to access a variety of progressive trails that offer a different degree of difficulty for everyone. Silver Star also has abundant machine made and natural terrain that will entertain even the best of mountain bikers. Some of our new jump trails like Pipe Dream and Rock Star have developed reputations as some of the most progressive and fun bike trails around.
SILVER STAR, BC — Silver Star Bike Park issued its first official update of the 2015 season. While there's still plenty of the white stuff on the slopes, bike park director Cam Sorenson is already looking forward to a June 20 opening "bonus" weekend, summer and what it means for new trails and and events as the park embarks on a three-year major expansion plan. On the radar are expansions and improvements to Jedi Mind Trick, Beowulf and Walk the Line, as well as summer events including the BC Cup, FMB Slopestyle and BC Enduro Series. Like to dig? Silver Star Bike Park is also taking applications for trail builders. Details after the break.
SILVERSTAR, BC — Western Canada's first—and only—sanctioned downhill snow race returned to Silver Star resort this past weekend. Now in its third year, FrostBIKE 2015 saw bikes assault the ski slopes at the first official stop of the BC Cup in a test of will and traction as racers vied for a top spot, struggling to keep the rubber side down on the event's fastest course to date.
SILVER STAR, BC – FrostBIKE, Western Canada’s first sanctioned downhill snow race, returns to Silver Star Bike Park on Febuary 28. Downhill mountain bikers from around the province will descend on the ski resort to test their race skills on the snow packed course Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 as FrostBIKE kicks off the BC Cup. Register Here.
Silver Star, BC – Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.
Silverstar Bike Park, BC – Elevate Mtn Bike Camps, presented by ZEE components, are open for registration for the 2014 summer mtb season at Silver Star Bike Park. In its third year running, the camps are led by Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham, who are joined by Kenny Smith and Jordie Lunn to give you some of the best all round coaching you can find anywhere.
Silver Star, BC – Some of Canada’s top mountain biking talent competed at the 2013 Silver Star Freeride Festival held the last weekend of August. The festival featured a two day bike event packed with a dirt jump jam, a downhill chainless race and Norco bike demos. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to competitors at the festival. The main event of the weekend was the Silver Style Jump Jam competition, a sanctioned bronze level event on the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour schedule
Silver Star, BC – 2013 summer season early bird pricing was recently announced and is available from April 1 through May 31, 2013. The Silver Star Summer Season Pass offers special passholder benefits beyond access to unlimited mountain biking all summer.
Silver Star, BC – The 2012 BC Cup was the largest BC Cup attendance of the season and 2013 is shaping up to be just as impressive turnout. Supported by Dunbar Cycles and Intense Bikes, the 2013 BC Cup race is also the BC Championships race as well. Event organizers promise that this year's event will be even bigger, especially with respect to prizes, promotion, parties and more!
Silver Star, BC — SE Racing & Promotions and Silver Star Bike Park have announced the launch of BC’s first Cycling BC sanctioned snow race – aptly named SilverStar FrostBIKE. The race will be held the weekend of March 2 & 3, 2013, and is expected to attract downhill mountain bike racers for throughout the region. Adding to the excitement, the event will also serve as the official kick off party for the 2013 BC Cup series, which runs from May through September.
Silver Star, BC — Early morning it looked like Mother Nature would be kind on the first day of Silver Star’s 2012 Bonus Weekend, however it didn’t last long. At 10:45 a.m. the first lightning crack was spotted and the Resort had to clear and shut down the Comet Six-pack lift until the thunder and lightning had cleared the area.