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Whitewater Ski Resort

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Address: 602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-354-4944
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It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains,...

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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My favorite ski resort

Whitewater has the most ski terrain for your money of any mid to large resort in BC. The snow quality is always consistent top to bottom as the resort is all in one climate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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Nelson, Canada
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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Whitewater has the most ski terrain for your money of any mid to large resort in BC. The snow quality is always consistent top to bottom as the resort is all in one climate elevation zone. Last season 2015/16 I skied 28 days at Whitewater with 22 days of fresh snow 5-25 cms

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We toured 9 BC resorts over three months and Whitewater was one of the most memorable. Amazing snow, lots of steeps and really laid back vibe. Only wish we could have stayed longer (we will definitely go back).

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Whitewater has off mountain accommodation only so very like the NZ fields we are used to. This also enhances the local ski field approach the management takes. Old lifts actually add to the character. This is an advanced skier field, there is not a lot for the green run crew. But if you're good this is the place, steep, lots... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This joint is AWESOME!! The skiing/boarding was sensational. The POWder was deep, the glades, the cliff drops, and complete lack of crowds made me stay a week longer than planned. Never come here; keep it a secret!

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place is abit dated, but the conditions are always great! Lots of trails and powder. if your looking for a place that's not full of beginner skiers then this is the place for you. FYI the ski lodge is small but who cares.

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Went skiing for the first time and had the most positive experience. Staff was friendly and helpful, and it was fairly easy to figure everything out from getting our rentals through to where to go for our lessons, etc. The instructor was knowledgeable and patient and I was able to slalom down the bunny hill easily by the end of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a unique resort. There is unlimited expert terrain and some intermediate. Grooming is not a priority as there is great snow most of the time.

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Kauai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The terrain, people and food were fantastic. The other skiers and riders we met were very friendly and courteous. The day lodge food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Sensational skiing at Whitewater, stunning views and good quality dry snow. We only had one day here but next time we will be sure to stay for much longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Whitewater has vast, uncrowded powder skiing and great on-slope food. Ski-in-ski-out parking lot on the Glory side.

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