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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Very good terrain with antiquated lifts.

Whitewater can be accurately described as a low key ski field for Nelson Locals. The terrain is... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Sally A
Wanaka, New Zealand
Excellent varied terrain; great vibe

I love this hill. The staff are super friendly, runs varied, yummy food and easy backcountry access... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Wynndel, British Columbia, 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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  • Poor1%
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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 31 January 2017

Whitewater can be accurately described as a low key ski field for Nelson Locals. The terrain is excellent and there is something to satisfy every level of skier and boarder here. We were unlucky to visit Whitewater during a 'snow drought' but, in spite of...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I love this hill. The staff are super friendly, runs varied, yummy food and easy backcountry access for those inclined. I particularly like seeing the varied demographic and all the kids enjoying themselves.

Thank craglakeproperty
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The runs are short and the lifts are old and slow. The main lift (Summit) broke down at noon the day I was there so $80 and only able to access the beginner hill. No offer from the Guest Services desk for paying a full...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best food by far that I've ever had at a ski hill. buriito, curry bowl burgers all incredible. Beer reasonably priced as well

Thank teliguy
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I travel across the continent and spend my ski trips at Whitewater because the terrain is awesome and they get a ton of powder. It is low key and not touristy. Mostly a locals mountain, but with big vertical and endless trees to ski in....More

1  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful views and great skiing, a great winter experience ! Great food and friendly service ! Highly recommend !

Thank River M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It puked snow almost the whole time we were there. The snow was super light and fluffy, which made it tough to gauge what was underneath...which we soon found out as some "danger zones" were not clearly marked and we got caught in some not...More

Thank P_VanCart
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Awesome runs and well maintained, super great staff and delicious foods! Prices are super reasonable for rentals and lift tickets! You will not regret!

Thank Jazmin B
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I should tell you it's terrible as I don't want WH20 to get busy! Amazing skiing. Yesterday we got 37cm. Longest I lined up was 10 minutes, busy but not so crowded you're always looking over your shoulder on runs. Amazing food at the lodge...More

Thank vix194
Reviewed 14 December 2016

amazing day of skiing on Sunday Dec 10th. lots & lots of powdery snow, no line ups! i am always impressed!!!

Thank Karen B
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.16 km away
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.68 km away
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.76 km away
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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