Never mind Big White, Silver Star is where it’s at!….
The tube runs where much better. 3 of ’em, faster, snow in your face, so much so, that you couldn’t see where the hell you were going, or how fast you were actually approaching the inflatable safety "pillow" at the end of the run….
Sam is in the first tube…. and for scale, to get a rough idea of the run, at the top of the shot, those buildings are 3 storey condo’s….. apartments in other words….
Holly had her first snowboarding lesson, me and Sam had a few runs whilst she did. Only gripe, although it was my fault, was we buggered up a little. There was I thinking a DAY PASS meant AN ALL DAY PASS. Oh no, a DAY PASS is actually a morning and a little of the afternoon, up to 3pm, when you have to buy an AFTERNOON PASS which takes you from 3.30pm up until 8pm, if I remember correctly, when the NIGHT PASS takes over. So we got refused at 3.15pm when we tried to get back up the lift. There we were thinking it was cheaper than Big White too…. As another guy said to me, "Welcome to Canada, mate. It ain’t as cheap as you thought, eh!"
Other than that, thumbs up for the Silver Star resort. The whole feel of the place, despite being busy at lunchtime, was nicer. The buildings weren’t so packed in as they feel like they are at Big White, the design of the place fitted nicely into it’s surroundings, the ski runs were good. I’m no expert by any means, but couple all that with the much nicer drive, especially after the snow storm we encountered on our way back from Big White, and I’m won over.