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Whitewater Ski Resort

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Address: 602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-354-4944
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It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains,...

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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Best "small" resort period!

Ive skied big and small resorts and Ill go for the no frills, deep powder and shorter line ups every time. If you need to be pampered then stay home with the Pomeranian. Were here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chad H
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Nelson, Canada
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Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive skied big and small resorts and Ill go for the no frills, deep powder and shorter line ups every time. If you need to be pampered then stay home with the Pomeranian. Were here to bust laps scoring faceshots and crush pints with friends. Best hill with the deepest powder and the most amazing people!

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Nelson, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very special place to ski - amazing snow, phenomenal food and a remarkable staff - what more can you say!!

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Thank ann_mac22
Central Saanich
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

32 years ago we came to Whitewater on our honeymoon. We were greeted with incredible hospitality and welcomed into a cafe with big wooden church doors. I remember this magical place near the bottom of the mountain. My husband remembers it near the bottom of the ski hill. We were given delicious soup and hot chocolate. At the bottom of... More 

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Thank biancam595
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the hill, people and facilities. I would highly recommend this ski hill to anyone looking for a fantastic mountain ski resort.

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Thank Miketw73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The best skiing I do! It is awesome for all ages and is so fun! Even if you are totally in experienced you can still go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Although I regularly ski Whistler, Cypress and Lake Tahoe, I proudly consider Whitewater my home mountain. The resort is superb; with great snow conditions, challenging terrain, small (usually nonexistent) lines, and extremely friendly staff. Ski instruction is very high quality – I have significantly improved my skiing ability from taking lessons and practice at Whitewater (barely blue to double-black in... More 

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Thank Alexandra F
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this ski hill. Lots of local flavour. Great snow. Relaxed place. No pretenders. And amazing food in the lodge. Plenty of vegetarian options and great local beer on tap.

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Thank AB1969
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If powder skiing in the trees if the pinnacle of euphoria for you this is your ski hill; not for the faint of heart; this ski experience is the supreme ultimate - if she snows.

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Thank lorr22douglas
Frankfurt
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great powder. Almost never any lines! Super views and friendly folks. Excellent guides and amazing food. Enjoy Nelson nightlife too!

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Thank TravelsalotFrankfurt
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Whitewater sucks out all the precipitation from the clouds and blankets the mountain with Heavenly white snow that is killer for boarding and fat skis. The groomed stuff is fine I guess too but when you get in the trees that is where the fun starts. Shhh, keep this mountain a secret.

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