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Discover all that Vernon has to offer during the Winter Season!

Vernon is the place to be during winter. Whether you prefer being outdoors in the snow or indoors with a glass of wine in hand, there is plenty to see and do in Vernon during the winter.

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Just 20 minutes from Vernon is SilverStar Mountain Resort, offers 100% natural snow for epic downhill skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy fresh tracks in champagne powder or on perfectly groomed slopes with a variety of terrain for all levels. A stroll through the charming Village will provide opportunities to shop for clothes, candy and ski equipment, or take a break and warm up at one of the many cafes or restaurants. Visit Tube Town to fly down the hill on an inner tube, family fun for all to enjoy. Brewers Pond offers skating and pond hockey so there is plenty to do even after the lifts are closed.

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Explore the perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and SilverStar Mountain Resort. Welcome to the largest daily groomed network of Nordic trails in Canada with over 100km to explore.

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Try your hand at snowshoeing. It's easy and affordable and can take you through snowy forests and to stunning viewpoints. The trail systems at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and SilverStar Mountain Resort are perfect exploring the snow covered forests. Hikers can find a challenge by snowshoeing to see the frozen BX Falls or check out Okanagan Lake from Predator Ridge’s trails. Rent your snowshoes from Stussi Sport, Sovereign Lake or SilverStar Mountain Resort

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When Vernon's mountain biking season ends, fat biking begins! Fat bikes are mountain bikes that are made for riding in the snow. Included in a day ticket at SilverStar Mountain Resort, there are 15km of trails to explore by fat bike. You can rent fat bikes at SilverStar and Vernon's bike shops.

Snowmobiling in Vernon is a big thing. In fact, there are close to 200km of snowmobile trails in the area! Bring your own snowmobile or rent one, and then blast your way around Silver Star Provincial Park near Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

To warm up, explore the tasting rooms and local libations in and around Vernon. Tempt your taste buds with a great wine, craft beer, mead, fine spirit or charcuterie platter loaded with the unique flavours of the valley as you follow the Vernon Tasting Trail. Sample the best coffee shops in downtown on the Hot Sips Trail.

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Indulge and relax at the KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort for the ultimate romantic winter getaway. Check out the edgy arts and culture scene with a show at Vernon Performing Arts Centre or take a pottery class at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

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Visit historic Downtown Vernon for charming boutiques, quaint bistros, fine dining or to explore our local history as depicted on 29 murals that cover several points in time from cowboys to geishas.

For more great things to see and do, where to stay and much more, check out Tourism Vernon’s website and events calendar

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