‘Survival Skiing’ on a Cold Day at Silver Star

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The colorful village of Silver Star Mountain Resort.

The SkiZer met ski guide Bob Vedan inside the cozy Bugaboos Bakery Cafe in the Silver Star village.

“It’s going to be survival skiing today,” Vedan said. “You still want to go?”

Vedan, an affable, 70-year-old ski host for Silver Star, was referring to the Arctic temps gripping much of British Columbia. No problem, I said.

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The SkiZer bundles up.

Give Vedan credit. He was back on the slopes after getting frostbite on his face from another day recently. We bundled up, headed outside and clicked in at this popular resort near Vernon, British Columbia.

We cruised a few runs on the front side before the below-zero Fahrenheit temperatures chased us indoors for a warm up. Highlights were found in the loose snow off the summit of the resort.

After an excellent body-thawing coffee break, we hit it again for several more before plunging temps chased us off the mountain.

Sure it was cold, but we survived and even had a lot of fun.

Day 8: Silver Star Mountain Resort

  • Vertical for the day: 16,000
  • Vertical for the year: 118,000
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Bob Vedan hits a groomer on the Alpine Meadows Chair at Silver Star.
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Bob Vedan turns in the soft snow on Whiskey Jack at Silver Star.
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Loose snow off the summit of Silver Star.
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