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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 Hill Ever

Perfect Family hill with amazing snow. Great restaurant with quality food from the bestselling... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
brad j
via mobile
Great Skiing

In an area where there seems to be a ski resort at every turn, Whitewater has a small hill feel... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
Whitehorse, 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 20 February 2016 via mobile

Perfect Family hill with amazing snow. Great restaurant with quality food from the bestselling Whitewater cookbook. Not commercialized lie big hills. A 'long lineup' would be 5 min. Serious. Lots of accessible terrain for the expert skier and great launching point for adventure backcountry skiing...More

Thank brad j
Reviewed 19 February 2016

In an area where there seems to be a ski resort at every turn, Whitewater has a small hill feel, yet it's location offers vast back-country playground with powder most days. Proximity to Nelson makes it even more interesting as Nelson offers great options to...More

Thank ymichalb
Reviewed 10 February 2016

For a small resort, Whitewater has something for everyone. Long groomed runs, great snow hosts, gladed powder runs, plus absolutely amazing food at the resort (fresh, organic, yum!!)

Thank OKfunseekers
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Whitewater Ski Area is relatively small but skis like a much bigger mountain. You can spend days there and still not ski everything. The grooming is good but the best skiing is in the trees and bowls, The restaurant is about the best of any...More

Thank kenny94
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A small resort with a limited number of runs. Has a lot of off piste through trees to make up for the limited runs. One eatery in the ski are but it has plenty of room and a good range of food.

Thank cookie242
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We had two days of fantastic powder tree skiing. The resort is a bit small compared to some others in BC, but offers excellent backcountry opportunities. Food at the base is excellent!

Thank VanSask
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Visited this resort for two days and was not disappointed. A short 25 minute drive up from Nelson, which the road was well sanded and plowed. Some fresh new snow, no line waits for lifts, so what could be better? It's a small resort -...More

Thank Oceansidegal
Reviewed 28 January 2016

What a treat for Xmass. I have never seen such a "small" mountain with such a variety of terrain. Not to mention the lodge.

Thank Zoran_travels
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This place is famous for its snow...and 4 its huge bumps. It has great variety and something to please everybody. It's a great place to take the whole family for a day of skiing

Thank Rd M
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We had been to Whitewater twice before, the most recent being 9 years ago. Whitewater was the first interior BC resort we had ever skied (after having spent years travelling from Manitoba to Sunshine, Panorama, Fernie), and since discovering the more frequent and reliable snow...More

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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