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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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20 minutes from downtown Nelson and part of the powder triangle. If it's a good season elsewhere in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Nelson, Canada

Can't beat the great slops only 20 minutes from downtown Nelson. Lots of runs on the mountain so... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (12 reviews)
“amazing food” (9 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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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...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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My visit was tainted by an injury and a rough patch of weather so I never got the best that Whitewater had to offer. What I did get was great though and I would definitely come back to make the most of the fantastic variety...More

Thank bcat2517
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great little mountain with usually great snow conditions. Worth a visit for one or two days if you are on a ski trip in the area.

Thank Gostal A
Reviewed 22 March 2017

No CELL phone coverage at all on the mountain. The mountain has a large amount of snow and terrain. 2 double chairs and a triple. The Summit Chair will be a 4 seat this summer. Thank God. Was there in March. 15 minutes to Nelson....More

Thank mcwannabee
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The snow was absolute crap but I refuse to rate a ski resort on the snow quality of the day I went. The lodge is very cute with lots of table space and a GREAT London Fog. They have a wide variety of runs and...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ski slopes have a generous amount of snow, 3 chair lifts, that have a variety of terrain. Enough groomed blue runs for the intermediate skier who doesn't want bumps, but known for the snow, black diamond runs and skiing the trees. The lift prices rack...More

Thank Bayleafroses
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Ruby M
30 December 2017|
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Response from onlinestuf | Reviewed this property |
I just saw your question and that you found your own answers. I would have said no to microwaves, but that you can of course bring your own food. The lodge has great food of many varieties that will appeal to several... More
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