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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
Review Highlights
So Much Snow

No CELL phone coverage at all on the mountain. The mountain has a large amount of snow and terrain... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Vernon, Canada
Bad snow day, good resort

The snow was absolute crap but I refuse to rate a ski resort on the snow quality of the day I went... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Katie R
Laramie, Wyoming
via mobile
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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%
Travellers talk about
“great snow” (12 reviews)
“groomed runs” (7 reviews)
“amazing food” (7 reviews)
602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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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
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
Nearby Restaurants
Cantina Del Centro
310 reviews
.19 km away
Jackson's Hole & Grill
281 reviews
.10 km away
Sage Tapas and Wine Bar
125 reviews
.14 km away
Main Street Diner
140 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Baker Street
315 reviews
.39 km away
Touchstones Museum
49 reviews
.16 km away
Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall
17 reviews
.65 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