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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Best ski lodge food

Had lunch at the lodge and have to say it was the best lunch on a ski hill we ever had. I ordered... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
susi0704
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Kelowna, Canada
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Great food in the day lodge

Most ski hill day lodges we have been to serve oredictable and boring burgers, bacon, toasties... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Denis M
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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” (13 reviews)
“tree runs” (8 reviews)
“amazing food” (9 reviews)
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602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
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+1 250-354-4944
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"great snow"
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"tree runs"
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"amazing food"
in 9 reviews
"snow conditions"
in 7 reviews
"groomed runs"
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"lift lines"
in 5 reviews
"fresh powder"
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"challenging terrain"
in 4 reviews
"small hill"
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"low key"
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"snow quality"
in 3 reviews
"high speed quad"
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"close to town"
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"old school"
in 5 reviews
"white water"
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"great scenery"
in 3 reviews
"downtown nelson"
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had lunch at the lodge and have to say it was the best lunch on a ski hill we ever had. I ordered the Beet on Beet salad and it was very delicious. No wonder Sheley Adams writes cook books. Skiing was also great. After...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Most ski hill day lodges we have been to serve oredictable and boring burgers, bacon, toasties, pizza etc. The Whitewater lodge is an exception, serving a wide variety of healthy and spicy alternatives. A friendly local told us that credit for this is probably due...More

Thank Denis M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have trouble explaining what makes this place so great. It has something to do with the powder, obviously. Definitely the fantastic staff and the low-key vibes. Probably the delicious, fresh food at multiple cafes. The insane amount of terrain accessible by only three lifts...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

A come as you are ski area. Great snow, great scenery, great food. Super laid back, low-key Kootenay vibe. Great value for the price.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 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
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Rebeckah H, Manager at Whitewater Ski Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

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

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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

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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
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Ruby M
30 December 2017|
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Response from BobFarr2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yep - lower level of the lodge has Microwave and a smaller snack bar too. Bag lunches are ok there too ..
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RVStewart
13 December 2016|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
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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
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