Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater Ski Resort
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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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Vernon, Canada465 contributions
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
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
3 contributions
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
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
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
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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Fullie C
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Family
I have never had my privacy and human right breached by a ski hill in so many ways in my life. Gross
Written December 17, 2021
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pt201858
Nelson, Canada6 contributions
Feb. 2021
Feb. 26, first time up this weird season...was impressed with Covid protocols, felt safe. Had avoided due to Covid, but happy I went up. The snow, as usual, was great!
Written March 7, 2021
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don m
2 contributions
Feb. 2021
The mountain speaks for itself but the staff and food are also exceptional. One of the best all around ski experiences you can have.
Written February 14, 2021
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Carolyn1950091
Vernon, Canada5 contributions
Jan. 2021
The resort is doing a great job this trying year, even on a day with lousy conditions (after rain and 3 cm of new snow, it was like skiing the groomed runs on ball bearings).

If they can get foot rests on at least 1 chair, I would return. I thought my ankles were going to fall off with the weight of the skis and boots dangling from the chair. Maybe I'm slightly older and spoiled, but I really wanted to ski and if I'm in agony by 2 pm, it really puts a damper on the day. I ended up using the old fashioned ski pole straps on my skis and balancing the poles under the back rest. (My younger ski friend had never seen this done - we used to have to do it all the time before foot rests became standard on most chairs.)
Written January 20, 2021
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