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Whitewater Ski Resort

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602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Great place to ski with challenging terrain. Went during a snow drought in January and the place... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
TravelLara202
Wooooohooooo!

Spent two days skiing here after the region got dumped on in February. Make sure you have a good 4... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Shawn H
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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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“great snow” (13 reviews)
“tree runs” (8 reviews)
“amazing food” (9 reviews)
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602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
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+1 250-354-4944
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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!

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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
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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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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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

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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
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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
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Ruby M
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Response from BobFarr2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yep - lower level of the lodge has Microwave and a smaller snack bar too. Bag lunches are ok there too ..
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
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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
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