Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater Ski Resort
4.5
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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
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Travelfun1
Moscow, ID6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The runs are awesome! Lots of terrain. The mountain hosts are so friendly.. especially Colleen! It was our first time there. The restaurant is awesome! The food and service were great! We will be back!
Written February 25, 2024
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bikingmom
Cleveland, OH750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We only had 1 day to ski here because the weather had been so warm for 10 days, but really wanted to see the mountain. It is about a 25 minute drive from Nelson, parking is free and not too far from the lodge. We were there on a Saturday, so very busy with a race, ski school and the ski racing team. Most of the blue runs were icy and not groomed. I ended up on the 2 person chair my entire day. My husband went up the summit chair, but was not happy with the runs. The Glory ridge was basically unsuitable for skiing that day.
The lodge was nice and the food options were amazing. Really the best food I have ever had on a ski mountain. I even bought the cookbook! The lower level of the lodge is where you can get ready and leave your gear. Would only return if the snow conditions are better.
Written February 6, 2024
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Joseph K
Nelson, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We buy seasons passes every year. WE LOVE SKIING HERE! Usually lots of power (lacking this year lol) and they keep improving the lifts. Food is pretty decent for a ski lodge. We try and go as much as possible!
Written January 7, 2024
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Dustin f
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
I have been an annual local visitor since the olive chair came around in 1992. Over the years the experience has changed from small lineups (many runs in a day) and a roomy lodge to up to an hour lineup wait and a lodge that is over capacity and uncomfortable. In the last few years, locals who drive over 2 hours one way have been turned away from lack of parking and capacity. This is due for the most part to international advertising, drawing more outdoor enthusiasts to the hill than it can accommodate. Unfortunately the model also changed at some point from sustainable to profit driven. The hill was created through thousands of volunteer labour hours from our local community. The trend continues to try and fix the problem by expanding, using tax payer grants and raising the costs of tickets by extremely large margins almost every year. Unfortunaltely the narrow valley cannot accomodate this and parking will be a forever issue. Big money came along and it really shows, the owners should review their own mission statement.
Written December 17, 2023
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ryanvanveenphotography
Vernon, Canada465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Used our reciprocal passes from SilverStar for our 2 free days at whitewater! The ticket process was super easy and got our tickets no problem! The staff around the resort were great and super friendly! The mountain itself is amazing! Consistent fall lines, lots of expert terrain, beauty hikes over to untouched areas! The addition of the glory chair several years ago was probably a point of contention for the locals but it sure spreads the people out over the hill and adds so much more accessible terrain! Also love the double chair for the nostalgia of yesteryear! North facing slopes kept their snow soft and deep well after the last storm! The pub and lodge were great for lunch as well!
Written February 12, 2022
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Steven R
Nelson, Canada30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Power goes out often, lifts get closed often, food is fine but over priced. The hill is always a mess on pow days. Just tired of being disappointed by this place.
Written January 10, 2022
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VeeBee
Hailsham, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
I am used to groomed European slopes. Facilities at Whitewater were very good but in my eyes more suited to the experienced skier. I am 64 and unfortunately not skied enough to make full benefit of Whitewater
Written January 3, 2022
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bev h
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Nelson and WW have lost the vibe. So busy, long lineups for tracked out runs. People are snobby and don't smile anymore. Vaxxed and unvaxxed segregated. The artists that made this place cool seem to be gone.
Written January 2, 2022
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Brianne O
Nelson, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Visual discrimination available to anyone who cares to glance at a skiiers pass...they lied to pass holders about amenities available to them and then changed those amenities after the end of early bird pass buying was over. Have lost ALL respect for this hill that I've once loved deeply.
Written December 17, 2021
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Nicole S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Won’t spend one penny here. Complete discrimination. You should be embarrassed! Nelson is about community, people like you are not what we stand for.
Written December 17, 2021
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