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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Powder delight

Great spot for true skiers & boarders to enjoy fabulous powder... low key spot.....basic amenities... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vernon, Canada
Love the improvements

The new chairlift and improvements to the Lodge are fantastic. It is great to see investment that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nelson, BC
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It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, renowned for epic winters, Whitewater’s dependable dry snowfall totals over 13.5 meters a season. That’s more than 44 feet. And there’s more. Factor in the 5,400ft/ 1,640m base elevation, world renowned Fresh Tracks Cafe and you have the most reliable ski resort in the west.Come experience True Kootenay Mountain Culture.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (12 reviews)
“amazing food” (9 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great spot for true skiers & boarders to enjoy fabulous powder... low key spot.....basic amenities cafeteria, rental skis & boards.... ski school and mountain hosts.... 3 fixed grip lifts including one brand new quad, a classic old triple, and an historical double... staff are friendly......More

1  Thank Kawakwa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new chairlift and improvements to the Lodge are fantastic. It is great to see investment that only enhances an already great ski area.

Thank Bodoskier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here off and on for years and have always loved it. This year not so much. Skiing was still great but the hospitality or lack there of and speed of service really put a sour flavor in my mouth. All the restaurant staff...More

Thank Meatandcheeze
Rebeckah H, Manager at Whitewater Ski Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meatandcheeze, Thank you for your feedback. My sincerest apologies with the service that you received during your visit to our resort. I believe that I know the exact day you would have come to visit as we did have some staffing issues in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the food after you ski! New chairlift and bus transfers From Nelson available. This year there has been tons of snow!

Thank redfish38
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I grew up skiing in Ontario. Small hills with icy and man made conditions. When I found myself skiing in over waist deep powder during a 50 cm (20 in) dump in these gorgeous mountains try to imagine what was going through my mind. Sensationally...More

Thank onlinestuf
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great little ski hill, best atmosphere, best people, amazing food... fun for all the family. My son loves the Freeride comp,

Thank riotambopata
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Secret special place for local and international skiers. People come to Nelson for a visit and stay the winter sometimes longer. Close to town and always a fantastic place to spend a day.

Thank F5662HQmichaeld
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great place to ski with challenging terrain. Went during a snow drought in January and the place was very empty. There were no lift lines and people were friendly. I'd recommend to others!

Thank TravelLara202
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Spent two days skiing here after the region got dumped on in February. Make sure you have a good 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up to the base. The road is a little steep! Loved the slopes. They were a great challenge for my...More

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

20 minutes from downtown Nelson and part of the powder triangle. If it's a good season elsewhere in the province, it will be an excellent season at Whitewater. Although it is a small hill, there are many challenging runs and some of the best powder...More

Thank KootenayBliss
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Ruby M
30 December 2017|
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Response from onlinestuf | Reviewed this property |
I just saw your question and that you found your own answers. I would have said no to microwaves, but that you can of course bring your own food. The lodge has great food of many varieties that will appeal to several... More
13 December 2016|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
15 to 20 minutes
11 March 2016|
Response from OKfunseekers | Reviewed this property |
We got a deal when we stayed at The Best Western Baker Street in Nelson...included accommodation, full breakfast and lift ticket. It was a good deal. Have fun at Whitewater, such terrific skiing!!...be sure to have lunch at... More