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“Great powder, lifts, staff, runs and views.”

Whitewater Ski Resort
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Whitewater Ski Resort, quietly legendary, is hard to describe to those who have not had the privilege to experience its true authenticity and abundance of snow. Over 12 meters (40 feet) of snow falls each season on 2044 vertical feet of uncrowded slopes of family-friendly groomers and bumps, remarkable steeps, top of the line tree-skiing, and endless backcountry. Some come for the legendary skiing, and some come for the legendary food. Whitewater serves up proper Kootenay hospitality with its internationally acclaimed menu that has inspired four National Best Selling cookbooks. Whitewater. Pure, simple and real…DEEP
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.

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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"
in 4 reviews
"challenging terrain"
in 4 reviews
"small hill"
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"low key"
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"snow quality"
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"high speed quad"
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"close to town"
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"old school"
in 5 reviews
"white water"
in 6 reviews
"great scenery"
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"downtown nelson"
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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!

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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 legs :)

Whitewater is a smaller spot than anywhere I've been so far in western Canada, but wasn't at all crowded and there was still way more terrain than I was able to cover.

The après ski wasn't bad either. Great food and beer in the bar in the chalet.

Look forward to going back again another season.

Thank Shawn H
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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 in the province. The lodge has some of the best food of any ski resort.

Thank KootenayBliss
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Can't beat the great slops only 20 minutes from downtown Nelson.
Lots of runs on the mountain so lineups are rare...
Gotta do it!!

Thank KimberleyJlD
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