Backside's | Shamrock Express

Mar 14 to Mar 17

Do green drinks taste better in the Okanagan? Find out by flying to Kelowna and heading to Silver Star Mountain Resort for a GREAT price for St.Patrick's Day ski weekend. Backside and Enerjet have teamed up to bring you a stellar winter adventure to Silver Star Mountain Resort! We will be leaving Calgary for Kelowna on March 14th and returning March 17th. Trip sign up closes on Thursday Feb 28 at 500pm! Seats are limited to the first fifty (50) sign ups!

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Trip Price

QUAD OCCUPANCY (each room has 4 beds - Q + QPO + BB)
$599 CAD
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (each room has 4 beds - Q + QPO + BB)
$739 CAD
TRIPLE OCCUPANCY (each room has 4 beds - Q + QPO + BB)
$649 CAD
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (each room has 4 beds - Q + QPO + BB)
$979 CAD
X Army - Member Deal QUAD OCCUPANCY
$569 CAD


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Thursday March 14, 2013:

7:15pm: arrive at Skyservice / Esso FBO (Fixed Base Operator). They are located at Calgary International Airport (YYC) for check-in with Enerjet and Backside. View map here. NOTE: we are not loading at main airport terminal.

7:45pm: Boeing 737 loads

8:00pm: flight departs YYC destined to Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

8:03pm Pacific Time: arrive YLW

8:30pm PT: load shuttle to Silver Star

Friday March 15, 2013:

Ski/ride Silver Star all day! Tubing + wilderness skating + snowshoeing included in your My1Pass.

9:30am: FREE Mountain Tour with Silver Star mountain hosts. Departs daily from village.

3:30pm: enjoy apres-ski > enjoy hot tubs.

6:00pm to LATE: Join your crew for dinner at one of 4 establishments on-hill. We're looking at heading to Paradise Camp for a group dinner. Don't miss this unique dining experience.

Saturday March 16, 2013:

Ski/ride Silver Star all day! Tubing + wilderness skating + snowshoeing included in your My1Pass.

9:30am: FREE Mountain Tour with Silver Star mountain hosts. Departs daily from village.

3:30pm: enjoy apres-ski > enjoy hot tubs.

6:00pm to LATE: Join your crew for dinner at one of 4 establishments on-hill. Wear green, drink green beer - it's Saint Paddy's Day starting midnight!

9:00pm to LATER: Bulldog Saloon at Silver Star is hosting the "must attend" St. Patty's Day party. Come get your céilí on!

Sunday March 17, 2013:

10:00am: tidy rooms and move gear into allocated day rooms.

11:00am: room checks and ski/ride Silver Star all day!

5:00p: grab gear and load shuttle to YLW.

5:30pm:  buses depart hill for YLW (45 min drive)

7:00pm: Boeing 737 loads

7:30pm: flight departs YLW destined to YYC

9:38pm Mountain Time: arrive YYC


  • Check-in between one and two hours prior to departure
  • Calgary Airport (YYC) - Skyservice / Esso Fuel FBO (Fixed Base Operator)
  • Kelowna Airport (YLW) - Main Terminal
  • Boarding passes and seat assignments will be issued at check-in. Seats will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.
Luggage Allowance Per Passenger:
  • 1 complimentary carry-on bag and personal item
  • 1 complimentary checked checked pair of skis or snowboard
  • 1 complimentary checked bag
  • $10 for second checked bag
  • $40 for each additional checked or oversize/overweight checked bag
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  • $5 cash for alcoholic beverages
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Silver Creek Lodge

Best known for spacious units, warm atmosphere and spectacular views, this property is located in the heart of the village and offers a choice of studios and one bedroom units that sleep 4-6 people.

Studio units are open concept units that have a queen bed + 5'8" long bunk bed + queen pull-out. 1 bedroom units are the same but queen bed is in the bedroom.


  • Non-smoking
  • Cable TV
  • DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Shared hot tub
  • Shared laundry facility
  • Fitness room
  • Ski lockers
  • Ski-in/Ski out
  • No pets
Distance from Hill:
Distance from Town:
Extra Information:
Check in time: 4pm Check out time: 11am Front Desk Hours: Winter - 8am to 8 pm / Summer - 9am to 6pm Please check in at Silver Creek Lodge front desk. From Silver Star Road, turn on Silver Lode Lane then take a left turn once you see the Silver Creek Lodge sign. Follow the road up to the front door to check in / check out Silver Creek Lodge location Housekeeping: Full service daily YEAR BUILT: 1998 NO. OF UNITS: 69 LOCATION: UPPER VILLAGE CENTER NEAREST RUN: MILKY WAY

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Family Friendly?

Posted 3 years 9 months ago

We've been getting a few questions whether this is a "family friendly" trip. The answer is a resounding you betcha and we're working to make it affordable! We just priced out a family of four price of $1749 + tax for the four day trip. We're stepping away from the traditional "licensed bus" style of trip and instead have a "licensed plane"...but only for a short 1 hour flight so Mom and Dad can enjoy a quick vino while the kids tear up the aisle;)


Who is Backside?

Posted 3 years 10 months ago

Good Times. Great Trips. It's kinda what we do. Quick (2 min + 2 sec) explainer video. PS: Early Bird sign ups will be allocated the 1 bdrm units. Later sign ups get the studio units.

Any questions or for more information - please call Tod Caton - Backside Tours at 250.427.6095.

Backside's | Shamrock Express - Adventure to Silver Star

Posted 3 years 10 months ago

Yup - this is happening. Spread the good word. If it goes well this year - you can count on this happening for more ski and golf adventures.

Details under itinerary on how the ski St.Patty's Day jet 'n ski adventure is going to play out.

Sign up - pay online and round up a room full of friends. Or, that cute colleague you've been "networking" with. Or, whom-the-heck-ever-you-know that loves skiing blower Okanagan pow.

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Get ready for 2,500 vertical feet of pure exhilaration. While basking in their legendary sunshine, brace yourself for epic runs through Silver Star's bottomless dry Okanagan powder. You'll meet two very different mountain faces – one friendly, one formidable.

The storybook charm of Silver Star's colourful Victorian inspired village comes straight from the pages of a Dickens novel. Lit up at night, it's a true winter wonderland. Silver Star's 3,000-plus skiable acres offer some of the most varied and challenging terrain you'll ever experience.


  • Is the price really $599? And, what's included?

    Yes you betcha. We've got a block of seats that we're committing to. Package price includes everything except food and drink. This is a four (4) day trip with three (3) nights of on-mountain accommodation in a sweet slope-side studio suite that sleeps four (4) in separate beds + three (3) days of My1Pass (valid for lift, tubing, wilderness skating). Plus return airfare on our chartered Boeing 767-700 and local ground transfers to/from KLW to Silver Star. Plus of course our stellar guiding services from Backside Tours.

  • What if we want our own room?

    No problem. We're just finalizing accommodation availability options. Package prices increase obviously but the extra privacy is often well appreciated.

  • What if I'm traveling single?

    No problem. Sign up early so we can solidify the best room option for you. And, we can assure you that you'll meet new friends.

  • Who the heck is Backside Tours?

    While you've all been climbing the corporate ladder, we've been hard at work delivering thousands (~ 8000 this season) skiers and snowboarders to the mountain resorts. Our tours are generally enjoyed on a luxury motor coach...but really - a plane is just like a big bus that flies. And, yup - beer is for sale on the big bird.

  • What is the Paradise Camp dinner tour?

    Every Friday and Saturday night, Paradise Camp opens it’s doors for fine dining. Climb aboard the Paradise Express snow cat and trek through the mountain under moonlit skies to Paradise Camp, located at Putnam Creek on the back side of the mountain. Paradise Camp has a warm and charming ambiance and offers a unique dining experience and superb views of the Monashee Mountains. Enjoy a romantic lantern lit dinner, choose from an impressive menu and extensive selection of wine, cocktails and martinis to pair with your meal.

    Backside will be organizing a Friday evening dinner tour that you can sign up for if you wish.

  • What if I don't want to ski?

    We do have a non-skier rate available if you email the organizer. It is $120 off the package price. However, your My1Pass also gets you: unlimited skiing and snowboarding on more than 3065 acres of incredible terrain and unlimited access to:
    55 km of Pristine Nordic trails,
    16 km of marked snowshoe trails,
    Tube Town Adventure Park and;
    Ice skating on Brewer’s Pond.

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