Silver Star

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Status: Summer 2024 - Closed | Winter 2024/25 - FULL


Winter Season:

late November - April

Summer Season:

Late April – November

Multiple Seasons:

Ability to stay 12 months, if not the full 2 years.


British Columbia


Yes, several lodging options for staff at SilverStar

Min age:

21 for AUS/NZ & 19+ for UK/EU applicants

Nations eligible to apply:

Anyone eligible for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa

Interview locations:

Online or in person in AUS/NZ and Online over ZOOM for UK/EU based applicants

  • Lift Ops
  • Rental Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Staff Housing Supervisor
  • Snow Groomer
  • Food & Beverage
  • Rentals
  • Retail
  • Cashier
  • ski school sales
  • support roles

Silver Star is located 50 minutes from the city of Kelowna, and 22 minutes from the large outlying town of Vernon. Shopping, nightlife and sports are common throughout the area – whether it’s going to watch a hockey game, spending some time at one of the malls, checking out a festival or going to play or a movie, there’s plenty to see and do.

Live Here

There are several lodging options for staff at SilverStar. Private rentals in Vernon and on the mountain are an excellent choice, especially when sharing the cost with friends. Staff accommodation is also available on the mountain and is a great way to meet people – but keep in mind it is shared accommodation and space can be limited.

Vernon offers some very cost-effective options, but keep in mind you’ll need a car, or will have to rely on the staff bus for transportation to and from work.

Private rentals on the mountain go very quickly (and early pre-season), but can be a great option if sharing with friends. We recommend going to our Staff Facebook Page for opportunities to find private and shared accommodation options.

SilverStar has two large accommodation buildings for staff, which offers an option for all, including couples. Both buildings are located steps from our village center. This slopeside accommodation comes complete with a large common area, shared kitchen, and staff lounge’s. Rooms are typically shared between four staff and can be an excellent way to meet people.

Play Here

Employs over 680 staff during the winter season.

Location comes with shared staff housing on the mountain. As this is a ski in/ski out location you can literally ski out of staff housing onto the runs! All staff are guaranteed a bed through TWHC.

No established nightclubs but there is a fist full of bars that turn into party hot-spots after a certain time. Very common to see people still in ski boots throwing shapes at 1am.

Saturation of Aussie is moderate to high. There is also a large population of various other nationalities to dilute the concentration of Australians, from Ireland, UK, Denmark & Sweden.

The average temperature is somewhere between -5 & -10 at the village elevation.

Has a range of outdoor and indoor roles – retail, rentals, a range of food & beverage roles (front and back of house), lift operations (must be able to ski to an intermediate level) tube park, guest services, ski school sales, hotel front desk, housekeeping, laundry and many more

Progression opportunities are available for dedicated staff who are prepared to have back to back seasons.

This resort offers a free season ski pass with your employment.

This resort has 3283 acres of skiable terrain. All natural snow as this location does not have any snow making facilities. Lots of epic powder, great tree-skiing and killer shutes.

Starting in 2021 SilverStar also offered reciprocal ski passes for SunPeaks & Revelstoke. This is a HUGE benefit! SilverStar is also part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company. Full time staff have reciprocal pass benefits with mountains like Copper Mountain in Colorado, Killington in Vermont and many other locations and properties in the USA.

SilverStar is up the mountain from the local town of Vernon…about a 20-30 min drive and roughly 55mins for Kelowna airport.

The TWHC will assist with your first season's contract. The ball is in your court – we help you get the job, you need to work hard to keep it. Ongoing extension of contracts are based on seasonal performance and at the determination of management, as is housing. If in doubt – ask your manager. Silver tar operates a summer operation and should your performance be amazing during your season, you could expect to be asked about extending your contract.

Basically this resort is at elevation and is all ski in and ski out. Once you arrive at SilverStar everything is within walking distance. This resort offers a variation of skiing terrain, loads of cross country skiing trails and in the summer – a killer bike park, fully accessed by the lift system!!! In the summer this area is also wine growing country and sits close to many large lakes!!! One of the best cheese and ham croissants you’ll ever try! There is also an ice rink for the skaters and hockey fans

This location has lots of hostel style accommodation This may or may not work for you….but if you want your own room…we would recommend taking what staff housing offers you right off the bat and while you have a cheap roof over your head, meet the crew and set up your social network – look for a place to move in too around the resort. Please see the link on the Accommodation tab for a full walk through of staff housing.

Staff Perks

Free Season Pass

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating and Snowshoeing are all included in your season pass. Coming for summer? Your season pass will include the bike chair & scenic chair lift access.

Revelstoke Season Pass

Not only do you get the season ski pass for Silverstar you also receive a winter pass for Revelstoke Mountain resort which is 2 hours away. This is a HUGE bonus!

Free Snowsport School Lessons

Last season SilverStar staff were allowed to join Snowsports School group lessons free of charge. Private lessons were also offered at 50% off. We hope to bring this back this season as well.

Restaurant & Retails Discounts

Nothing is full price for our staff at Silver Star owned restaurants and retail outlets. Show your staff pass and get discounts on everything. We also have special staff sales early in the season to help you get outfitted for riding.

Rental Discounts

If you want to try something new but don’t want to buy a full kit, staff rentals are a cheap way to try some of the interesting winter activities at Silver Star.

Ski Trips To Other Resorts

Think you’re missing out on what other hills offer? Never fear! Last season we organized multiple trips to resorts like Revelstoke, Big White, Apex and others to let you play on different terrain and see new places. The cost? Lift tickets were free of charge, and we just asked for a small contribution to pay for the bus.

And so much more… We'll teach you how to play hockey (or even just how to skate) at free clinics so you can be ready to play in our outdoor ice-hockey league. Need an indoor option? We have the first ski-in/ski-out 10-pin bowling alley. From drinks nights to special dinners and breakfasts served to you by our management team, we’ll do our best to keep a smile on your face, and leave cash in your wallet.

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Work-life Balance That Matters

We believe in the importance of play, and we work hard to make sure that you have every chance to experience everything SilverStar has to offer. Skiing and snowboarding are only two of that activity that you’ll want to enjoy while you are here – have you ever snow-showed through a forest of Christmas trees, or taken a ride in a groomer as it moves across the mountain, or jumped on a horse-drawn sleigh to a cozy little cabin for dinner? Or maybe you just want to get on a snowmobile and race across the mountain trails. There’s so much to try and so many places to explore – if you love being outside, you’ll love SilverStar.

Season Operations

Summer Season – runs from early June to September
Winter Season – runs from mid November to April

Jobs Available
  • Barista
  • Cafe Server
  • Cash Office Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Food & Beverage Server
  • General Esthetician
  • Hotel Front Desk Agent
  • Housekeeping Room Attendant
  • Ice Technician
  • Janitor
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Lift Operator
  • Night Audit
  • Pastry Chef
  • Rental Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Reservation Sales Agent
  • Retail Bootfitter
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • RSS Agent
  • Snow Groomer
  • Sous Chef
  • Spa Receptionist
  • Staff Housing Night Supervisor
  • Staff Housing Supervisor

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