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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Excellent skiing, fantastic après ski

Although I regularly ski Whistler, Cypress and Lake Tahoe, I proudly consider Whitewater my home... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Alexandra F
Great Terrain. Small Crowds.

Love this ski hill. Lots of local flavour. Great snow. Relaxed place. No pretenders. And amazing... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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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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"great snow"
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"tree runs"
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"amazing food"
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"snow conditions"
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"groomed runs"
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"lift lines"
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"fresh powder"
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"challenging terrain"
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"small hill"
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"low key"
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"snow quality"
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"high speed quad"
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"close to town"
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"old school"
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"white water"
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"great scenery"
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Although I regularly ski Whistler, Cypress and Lake Tahoe, I proudly consider Whitewater my home mountain. The resort is superb; with great snow conditions, challenging terrain, small (usually nonexistent) lines, and extremely friendly staff. Ski instruction is very high quality – I have significantly improved...More

Thank Alexandra F
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this ski hill. Lots of local flavour. Great snow. Relaxed place. No pretenders. And amazing food in the lodge. Plenty of vegetarian options and great local beer on tap.

Thank AB1969
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If powder skiing in the trees if the pinnacle of euphoria for you this is your ski hill; not for the faint of heart; this ski experience is the supreme ultimate - if she snows.

Thank Lorraine D
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great powder. Almost never any lines! Super views and friendly folks. Excellent guides and amazing food. Enjoy Nelson nightlife too!

Thank TravelsalotFrankfurt
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Whitewater sucks out all the precipitation from the clouds and blankets the mountain with Heavenly white snow that is killer for boarding and fat skis. The groomed stuff is fine I guess too but when you get in the trees that is where the fun...More

Thank Brian B
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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...More

Thank BobF1958
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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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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...More

Thank Denabroad
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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!

Thank powderhound2016
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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.

Thank crystal b
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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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RVStewart
13 December 2016|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
15 to 20 minutes
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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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