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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Best Dy Powder in the World!

I grew up skiing in Ontario. Small hills with icy and man made conditions. When I found myself... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nelson, Canada
Best Little ski Hill

Great little ski hill, best atmosphere, best people, amazing food... fun for all the family. My son... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Nelson, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (12 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
“amazing food” (8 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up skiing in Ontario. Small hills with icy and man made conditions. When I found myself skiing in over waist deep powder during a 50 cm (20 in) dump in these gorgeous mountains try to imagine what was going through my mind. Sensationally...More

Thank onlinestuf
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great little ski hill, best atmosphere, best people, amazing food... fun for all the family. My son loves the Freeride comp,

Thank riotambopata
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.

Thank F5662HQmichaeld
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!

Thank TravelLara202
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Shawn H
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...More

Thank KootenayBliss
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Not much of a hill with lousy access and drivers that think they own the road. seriously it;s not worth taking your life in your hands to access this small town hill.

Thank bluestang
Reviewed 18 May 2017

White water is an awesome ski resort.It is on of the smaller resorts around when you consider vertical feet but it has done an awesome job packing a lot of ski-able terrain off its short lifts. There is very few groomed runs which is great...More

1  Thank Avila H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Whitewater is truly authentic. Simple, basic, but you will only find passionate people about what they are doing. Definitely not a place for beginners, but a good place to learn powder skiing and off-piste.

Thank tomasoro
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12 December 2016|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
15 to 20 minutes
10 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