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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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A great ski area. Good variety of terrain, nice day lodge with awesome food and amenities. The... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Trail, Canada
New Terrain

The new terrain on the glory side has given me a new love for this hill... love all the bumps... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Kimberley, 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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (12 reviews)
“tree skiing” (8 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

A great ski area. Good variety of terrain, nice day lodge with awesome food and amenities. The ski area experience doesn't get any better than this.

Thank Walter_Kowalski
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The new terrain on the glory side has given me a new love for this hill... love all the bumps between the trees....Will be back soon

Thank redsoxfan68
Reviewed 2 March 2017

So again i have never been to this resort. While only about 20 K from Nelson, give yourself some time. The road up, is up. We had few crowds anywhere on this mountain so don't tell anyone where you have been. Only really 3 tows...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Accidentally ordered food on locals day. 3 of us watched 5 burgers sit there for 10 minutes whilst we waited for our food to be delivered. Eating the cold burger I knew that If it was hot and fresh it would have been quite good...More

Thank Okwinesn0b
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have been skiing at White Water for the past 15 Years and we always have the lunch there. They are delicious and not overly expensive.

Thank jimmyrocket2017
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just came back from Australia and have had five of my best days of powder snowboarding. While in Australia it seemed like everybody talked about Whistler being the place to go. I spent a fair amount of time pushing Whitewater as the snow is 10...More

Thank Russ Y
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The resort is small with only 3 chairlifts but it's great for real powdersnowboarding. We got a nice day cos it was snowing the whole day. real champagnepowder... Amazing!!!

Thank Simonelli1983
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great powder, no line ups and wonderful food!! Located in Nelson, world renowned for its restaurants, diversity, beauty and friendliness!

Thank BCShrek
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great place Enjoyed ever moment of it Super well organized Had a blast with my friends all day long Will be back

Thank Ababas13
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Whitewater is the gem of the Kootenay's when in comes to skiing. Recently announced upgrades to the Summit Chair will see the old chair lift replaced by a Quad chair for the 2017/2018 Winter ski season. However the original ski lodge has outgrown it's capacity...More

Thank Buster3000
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13 December 2016|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
15 to 20 minutes
11 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