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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Such scenic runs at Whitewater!

For a small resort, Whitewater has something for everyone. Long groomed runs, great snow hosts... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Penticton, Canada
Great skiing, great food

Whitewater Ski Area is relatively small but skis like a much bigger mountain. You can spend days... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Lake Placid, New York
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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 good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (12 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
“amazing food” (7 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

For a small resort, Whitewater has something for everyone. Long groomed runs, great snow hosts, gladed powder runs, plus absolutely amazing food at the resort (fresh, organic, yum!!)

Thank OKfunseekers
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Whitewater Ski Area is relatively small but skis like a much bigger mountain. You can spend days there and still not ski everything. The grooming is good but the best skiing is in the trees and bowls, The restaurant is about the best of any...More

Thank kenny94
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A small resort with a limited number of runs. Has a lot of off piste through trees to make up for the limited runs. One eatery in the ski are but it has plenty of room and a good range of food.

Thank cookie242
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had two days of fantastic powder tree skiing. The resort is a bit small compared to some others in BC, but offers excellent backcountry opportunities. Food at the base is excellent!

Thank VanSask
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Visited this resort for two days and was not disappointed. A short 25 minute drive up from Nelson, which the road was well sanded and plowed. Some fresh new snow, no line waits for lifts, so what could be better? It's a small resort -...More

Thank Oceansidegal
Reviewed 29 January 2016

What a treat for Xmass. I have never seen such a "small" mountain with such a variety of terrain. Not to mention the lodge.

Thank Zoran_travels
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This place is famous for its snow...and 4 its huge bumps. It has great variety and something to please everybody. It's a great place to take the whole family for a day of skiing

Thank Rd M
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had been to Whitewater twice before, the most recent being 9 years ago. Whitewater was the first interior BC resort we had ever skied (after having spent years travelling from Manitoba to Sunshine, Panorama, Fernie), and since discovering the more frequent and reliable snow...More

1  Thank featherpill0w
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun riding the powder here! It is a very small hill...but still lots of good terrain. Only 3 lifts, 2 of which are only double chairs. Great food at the lodge as well.

Thank MissL2000
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Lots of terrain for all levels - perfect family hill, backcountry, powder, and the food is delicious and nutritious.

Thank Kate B
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.39 km away
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.65 km away
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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