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The 'Great Escape' Ultimate Ski-in-ski-out Winter Holiday

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Multi-family, large group, amazing chalet (5 Bedrooms, Bunkroom, 6 Bathrooms)

If you are looking for a winter or summer mountain vacation for multiple families, a work retreat, wedding, ski teams, or bringing many friends together, you've found the perfect chalet. The 'Great Escape' is situated at the very top of the Silver Queen chairlift in the area referred to locally as 'The Knoll'. We purchased this house 17 years ago due to its perfect location for all levels and ages of skiers, proximity to skating, tubing, and easy access to cross country ski trails. It is the perfect winter holiday location. There is no driving or even walking involved to ski in or out from this chalet (see photos). It is also a great place to base yourself for a summer vacation to hike, visit lakes in the valley, or mountain bike on the extensive trail network.

The 4300 sq ft newly renovated chalet is 3 levels. The upper level is comprised of a kitchen, dining area, hot tub, sauna, steam shower, bathroom, ski locker, boot room, and two living rooms. The large harvest dining table can sit 18. The mid-floor has 4 bedrooms each with private bathroom, bath and shower. Two rooms with queen beds, one room with two sets of bunk beds, and one room with a queen bed with a bunk above it and a bunk bed. The bottom floor has one room with two double beds and an open basement with two bunk beds. We also have two single mattresses that can be placed on the floor anywhere in the house for a total maximum sleeping capacity of 23.

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Vernon Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Max. adults: 23
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All bedrooms have bathrooms. In all cases the sink is outside of the bathroom in the main part of the bedroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 5. Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Detached full bathroom in basement. Sleeps 4.
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6 (Two bunk beds and two single mattresses available)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
Ski locker, boot room and equipment area.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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The 'Great Escape' Ultimate Ski-in-ski-out Winter Holiday
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Perfect ski trip

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape provided a perfect home base for our group of four families (16 people). Everything was just as described in the listing and Scott checked in to make sure that everything was OK for us. The sauna and hot tub are amazing after a day of skiing. The kitchen was great for meal preparation and included some nice extra touches like an extra electric grill. We look forward to another trip in the future. The only thing that was not perfect was that it rained one day - but a good spot to spend a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine Mountain Q Australia

Superb Ski In Ski Out Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of family and friends stayed at The Great Escape for the first time at Silver Star for the month of January 2017. We were stunned at how perfect and how beautiful this home was, and how large it was, the photos don't do it justice.

The home has two very large spacious living areas upstairs, four very comfortable bedrooms with ensuites on the second floor and a large bunk room/lounge room with another bedroom downstairs.

It is perfectly located at the top of the Silver Queen Chair, suitable for all skiing/boarding abilities, with tube town, skating and ten pin bowling just one minute walk away, restaurants, bars and shopping in town is just a 10 minute walk. The town shuttle will stop at the front door to collect you and drop you off.

This home felt like our home, with fully equipped kitchen, spa, sauna, steam shower and hot tub, you could not ask for more.

We were so impressed we will be back in 2018!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location on the hill

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends have been coming to Silver Star annually for a few years now and The Great Escape just went to the top of our accommodation list. The location could not be better and the house is huge (the photos don't do it justice). The sauna, hot tub and steam shower are a lovely bonus after a long day of powder skiing. We'll be back :)

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Ski in Ski out experience

  • 5 of 5

This chalet has the unique ability of being able to host large or small groups with ease. All guests loved the access directly to the lift from Chalet, as well as the tube park. This chalet comes fully loaded with all the extras.

In the past our group has gone to Sun Peaks, and the Great Escape definitely has all the Sun Peaks has to offer beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Exceptional Chalet !

  • 5 of 5

Went to this place with a large group of friends and was impressed! This place has everything you need for many people and still feels comfortable and un-crowded with 25 guests. It was very neat and clean and the owners worked with us to cover everything that was needed. The proximity to the Silver Queen lift could not be can put your skis on and ski down to a variety of lifts and catch the Silver Queen right to the back door. The views are amazing from the upper levels as well. Beds were comfy and clean, there was more than enough sheets and towels for everyone, and the kitchen, dining and living areas were spacious and airy. Would not consider any place else but this to stay while at Silverstar. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape December 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that our cross country group stayed at the Great Escape. It was an excellent house for our large group. It had everything we needed after a long day on the trails and the hot tub and sauna were well used. The house is at the top of the Silver Queen Chair so the location was excellent to access all the trails. Even better we did not have to ski up the hill any longer as we could take the chair up to the house. Can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Scott Wallace
Member since: 2012
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Scott Wallace

This chalet is owned by a family that believes skiing is an activity that brings family and friends together. We have been skiing at Silver Star on and off for 35 years and consistently for the last 17. Family gatherings usually involve a minimum of 16 people and four families.

Scott Wallace purchased this chalet in 2000

Why Scott Wallace chose Vernon

After renting at Silver Star for several years, we bought this place seventeen years ago as we thought it was best located and designed chalet on the mountain for multiple families or large groups. Every guest that visits is astounded by the perfection of this place to enable a true winter vacation. Once you are here, you don't need your car again until you leave. The chalet was extensively renovated and upgraded in 2017.

What makes this chalet unique

The best feature is that there is something for everyone within seconds from the door. If you are a beginner skier, you are 5 seconds from the top of the run, if you are a young family, you can easily switch off parenting obligations, you can cross country ski from the door, downhill ski, snowshoe or skate, or go tubing all within minutes from the chalet.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens (groups 16+) $79.63
Refundable damage deposit $318.52

Prices (including summer) based on 10-16 person occupancy and 3+nights
Contact owner for shorter and longer stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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