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While it is hard to beat summer in the Okanagan, winter in the Okanagan brings with its beautiful scenery and numerous activities. From skiing to snowboarding, tubing to skating, and snowshoeing to cross-country skiing, it has it all!

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and serenity the wilderness has to offer by snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! Both are available at major ski resorts, or you could join one of several active cross-country ski clubs that maintain approximately 85 km of groomed trails that are easily accessible. Get more information here!



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Big White Ski Resort is located one hour from Kelowna International Airport. It offers views of the stunning Monashee Mountains, groomed and powder runs with a state-of-the-art lift system, ideal ski and snowboard conditions, and receives over 750 cm of dry powder snow annually. The wide variety of runs makes it ideal for every level of skier and snowboarder. Food and beverage services, skating, chair lifts, snowshoeing, tubing, and lodging are also available, making it the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. Visit Big White for more information!


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Silver Star Mountain Resort is less than an hour drive from Kelowna International Airport. It has 3282 acres of skiable terrain, over 4 distinct mountain faces and 132 runs perfect for every level of skier and snowboarder. There are 105 km of world-class Nordic trail systems in Canada for the avid cross-country skier or snowshoe fanatic. Silver Star offers tubing, skating, night skiing, food and beverage, lodging and much more! Visit Ski Silver Star for more information!


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For those looking to stay in town, enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants located in downtown Kelowna and then head over to Stuart Park for public skating! Stuart Park ice rink is open December 1, 2016 (weather permitting) from 6am-11 pm and is open free to the public! Get more information and an up to date camera view of the rink here!

For more year-round and not winter in the Okanagan activities and attractions, visit Tourism Kelowna.