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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Not bad

Not much of a hill with lousy access and drivers that think they own the road. seriously it;s not... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Best on powderdays

White water is an awesome ski resort.It is on of the smaller resorts around when you consider... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Avila H
Nelson, 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)
“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 23 May 2017

Not much of a hill with lousy access and drivers that think they own the road. seriously it;s not worth taking your life in your hands to access this small town hill.

Thank bluestang
Reviewed 19 May 2017

White water is an awesome ski resort.It is on of the smaller resorts around when you consider vertical feet but it has done an awesome job packing a lot of ski-able terrain off its short lifts. There is very few groomed runs which is great...More

1  Thank Avila H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Whitewater is truly authentic. Simple, basic, but you will only find passionate people about what they are doing. Definitely not a place for beginners, but a good place to learn powder skiing and off-piste.

Thank tomasoro
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My visit was tainted by an injury and a rough patch of weather so I never got the best that Whitewater had to offer. What I did get was great though and I would definitely come back to make the most of the fantastic variety...More

Thank bcat2517
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great little mountain with usually great snow conditions. Worth a visit for one or two days if you are on a ski trip in the area.

Thank Gostal A
Reviewed 23 March 2017

No CELL phone coverage at all on the mountain. The mountain has a large amount of snow and terrain. 2 double chairs and a triple. The Summit Chair will be a 4 seat this summer. Thank God. Was there in March. 15 minutes to Nelson....More

Thank mcwannabee
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The snow was absolute crap but I refuse to rate a ski resort on the snow quality of the day I went. The lodge is very cute with lots of table space and a GREAT London Fog. They have a wide variety of runs and...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ski slopes have a generous amount of snow, 3 chair lifts, that have a variety of terrain. Enough groomed blue runs for the intermediate skier who doesn't want bumps, but known for the snow, black diamond runs and skiing the trees. The lift prices rack...More

Thank Bayleafroses
Reviewed 14 March 2017

All mountains are good when the snow is fresh and Whitewater in Nelson will not let you down. We had 20cms fresh each day we skied. On the mountain they have free mountain tour twice a day. I would recommend you take the tour as...More

Thank shannonbeyak
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Really fantastic ski resort with homey feel, went during busiest time of year but hardly had any lines. Saw lots of neighbourly behaviour - everyone seemed to know each other.

Thank szzzed
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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