New Grant Awarded For Mountain Biking Trails

SSRA  Essential Factor in Attracting $200k grant for World Class Silver Star Mountain Biking Trails

The not-for-profit status of the Silver Star Resort Association (SSRA) was the critical pivot in SilverStar Mountain Resort’s efforts to secure a substantial grant to build an all new top-to-bottom biking trail, significantly enhancing the summer appeal of our Mountain and complementing the existing investment strategy to develop local infrastructure.

Awarded as was part of StrongerBC, The B.C. Government’s post-co-vid economic recovery plan, a total $600,000 was allocated following a tripartite Provincial Grant application made through the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Authority by SilverStar Ski Resort Ltd, Big White and Sun Peaks to augment the region’s mountain biking trail network.

It’s the first big win for the SSRA, which is committed to working on initiatives aimed at enhancing Silver Star’s reputation as a year-round, family destination that delivers choice, quality and safety within an integrated and supportive community.

“A viable and dynamic not-for-profit Resort Association is one of the key elements necessary if we are to attract available funding to grow Silver Star’s infrastructure and cultural offering for our community and visitors alike,” commented Dave Gibson, chair, SSRA board of directors. “Our close collaboration with SilverStar Mountain Resort serves to strengthen our stature as a destination and as a neighborhood.”

SilverStar Mountain Resort intends to use its $200,000 portion of the grant over the next two years to create a top-to-bottom biking trail as well as develop mountain-top hiking trails and community biking experiences in the village.