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FANTASTIC!!!!

Fantasmagoria!!!! Steep and deep. Doesnt get any better than this. No line ups great staff best... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Franki S
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Salmo, Canada
Beautiful in all seasons

Even in late May the views here are gorgeous. Snow on the peaks and in the bowl. It was fun to see... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
wloo_andrew
,
Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Fantasmagoria!!!! Steep and deep. Doesnt get any better than this. No line ups great staff best snow possible!

1  Thank Franki S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Even in late May the views here are gorgeous. Snow on the peaks and in the bowl. It was fun to see the road signs so high off the ground because of all the snow they receive in the winter. Must be a great place to ski!

Thank wloo_andrew
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Came up for a day of spring skiing. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t super pow that day. The hill was large and the lines were really short so that nice, however the price and the fact there is only two chair lifts and no good trick park was a little dissaponting. We came back a couple of days later when 41cm of snow fell overnight and we were really dissaponted that the snow plow never came because that meant we couldn’t get up the mountain. If I find myself in Nelson again I might go up whitewater if it’s a good pow day.

1  Thank JasonCowl
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Grew up on this hill.. each day up there is so fun. Staff is friendly and is always so cheerful! Food up there is some of the best food in town

Thank brenna12345
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A foggy day for us at Whitewater, a casual, quiet, keep it local kind of place, feels like it could be a cooperative type of place. (Though all staff was Australian...) Oldest smallest chair lift I've ever seen, (probably beats the single chair at Mad River Glen in VT.)
Only three lifts, but plenty of fun terrain. Fresh snow was still to be found though last snowfall was days ago.
Lodge provided very tasty, healthy, original offerings...
The staff on the mountain lifts was useless. No one ever greeted us, helped us load on the chair, warned us about a bamboo pole at the top that'll gouge your eye out, and at best, would get jelly on your coat as they tried to manage scanning your ticket while holding a jelly donut and cup of coffee...Most of the time, there wasn't even anyone out side of the booth...Waste of employee budget.

Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

As a connoisseur of locally controlled mom and pop ski areas in western North American I can say after two days here with my family from Washington state that This Is a Jewel.
We did not hit new prime powder, but the early spring skiing was lovely.
The terrain is fabulous. We only made use of the obvious , but we got a great workout. Beyond lift served areas there is another 70% available to the adventurous and strong.
Over the last two years I and a select small group of like minded enthusiasts have made it a point to experience as many of the small and unique ski areas in the Northwest as possible.
We toured western Montana two years in a row and skied six new (to us) sites on each trip.
Meeting locals , hill managers, townies, lifties, and other support staff in each area provided enormous insight into the special aspects of each area.
Whitewater meets all these criteria in spades:
1) friendly welcoming staff
2) considerate patrons, courteous in all ways
3) uncrowded slopes with surprisingly fine snow conditions.
4) family orientation with lots of kids in training
5) reasonable and even low prices
6) unexpectedly superior on hill cuisine
7) nothing fancy, all genuine
In addition, Nelson is a great place for a visit. We had outstanding evening dining at a Vietnamese restaurant one night and a French inspired restaurant the second. Both were as good as any in Seattle or Portland , our go to foodie destinations.
As a unique and accessible destination, just 3.5 hrs. from family in Spokane and 6 hrs from home in SE Wa. we will return.
Dr. Phil

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Whitewater turned it on for us. Snow, runs and locals we met on the chair were all memorable. Thanks whitewater.

Thank ki3mb4j
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is for those who love the back country powder and seclusion and not for those who think a ski area must have stores and condos. Wow pow.

1  Thank BobFarr2000
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I get the feeling the locals don't want too many good reviews out there. They like their hill the way it is. It's old school; not overly developed, no high speed quad chairs, no slopeside accomodations, no luxury hotels or spas in the vicinity. It's all about the skiing/snowboarding and the snow. The snow here was excellent, dry light, fluffy powder that you see in the movies. On the day I was here, it was not considered a banner day by the locals, yet I had a great time. I highly advise you go with a local who is willing to share some of his/her favourites with you.
Although I only had the soup, but the food of my companions looked really good. Much better than the usual ski hill fare of hot dogs and stale pizza. There is a small pub, a cafeteria and coffee shop as a well as a brown-bag lunch area downstairs in the small but well designed/maintained lodge.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Their lunch menu had lots of choices with reasonable prices. Their soup of the day was excellent both days we were there.

Thank Beverley G
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