The best place to stay in Vernon and the North Okanagan

Photo by Terje Sollie

You can feel it in the air… The leaves are starting to fall, and every night seems to be just a little bit more chilly than the one before it. That can only mean one thing: winter is almost here, and we here in Vernon couldn’t be MORE EXCITED. The Okanagan has plenty of outdoor sports throughout the year, but winter is really when things take off. That’s because it’s almost time for…


Here in the North Okanagan, we couldn’t be more excited for the opening of the slopes on Silver Star Mountain. A world-class ski resort in our backyard, it takes less than a half hour to drive to Silver Star from town, and from there it’s great skiing for all skill levels, whether you’re set for the bunny hill or for a triple-black-diamond!

Now, a lot depends on the amount of snow that falls between now and mid-November, but right now the tentative start dates for Silver Star are November 16 for Nordic skiing and November 22 for Alpine and snowboarding. You can absolutely see why we’re so ready for winter to come early! Vernon is at is best when Silver Star is operating, and we hope you’ll come experience why.

Never skied a day in your life? Don’t worry, you can book a ski lesson and rental in Silver Star Village – which is also where you can get hot treats like cocoa, cider, french fries and hot dogs when you’re done tearing up the slopes!

Find out more about all that Silver Star has to offer here, and join us in hoping and praying for snow as soon as possible!

When the slopes do open up, book a room at the Village Green Hotel for the ultimate ski vacation! Guests can book online for an all-in-one package to stay at our hotel, which is the nestled at the foothills of Silver Star. Ski Tickets vary from all day passes to night passes for all ages and levels of experience.  We are the official off-site hotel for Silver Star Mountain Resort. Warm up next to the fireplace after a long day on the slopes in our restaurant, 27 Street Grille, with a bowl of our famous French onion soup.
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