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Address: 602 Lake Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-354-4944
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Activities: Skiing, Dining
Description: 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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Great Location for Ski Bums - Too bad for all the smoking around the cottage

Although there's not tons of selection for alpine skiing around Nelson, this is a nice place. There's good snow most years and the place is well maintained. There's a good enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Although there's not tons of selection for alpine skiing around Nelson, this is a nice place. There's good snow most years and the place is well maintained. There's a good enough number of run with a great variety of terrain. They are in working to grow the place which I have mix feeling. The place is a nice local place... More 

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Invermere, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

location great but service brutal if your not a known local or friends or surly servers. brutally slow

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Lisa V, Front Office Manager at Whitewater Ski Resort, responded to this review

Ken, we're so sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience while visiting us! If you're up for it, we'd like to hear more details about this in an email sent to info@skiwhitewater.com so that we can correct the issue. Once again, we apologize and hope to hear from you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a blast here at White water with the family. Beautiful drive to the resort, great facility and staff. Highly recommend.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wanted to get some more skiing in for this year and it has been such an odd year with very little snow. Went to Whitewater for the first time, it was fantastic I ended up just purchasing a beginners lift pass which was great value - $35 for 3 hrs of skiing I think is fantastic, they had a variety... More 

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Coventry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our 3 days at Whitewater were definitely a case of what could have been! Unfortunately due to a pretty poor winter we were limited to only riding the groomers but it was easy to see what would be epic lines & great steep tree runs off of all 3 lifts. There was a park that was well maintained & the... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Although this is not your typical snow year, I could see why it's so desired when there is powder. Still, the beauty surrounds you. For expert skiers, this place is paradise - steeps, trees and powder on a good year. The lodge has an extraordinary gourmet lunch menu. I also highly recommend skiing with one of the super friendly and... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Wow! A nice small station with lots of snow. It'a a very cool place, the food and the coffee at the station are the best I had in all my ski trips. Dont go there if you are looking for a modern station with quads and stuff like that. But if you want to have fun without complications, Whitewater is... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is one of the best kept secrets in skiing and snowboarding. White Water has incredible snow conditions and very few people to compete with. Every day is a powder day at White Water! The best part about it is exploring all of the easy to access back-country, but don't venture out there without an experienced group.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Skied here for a day prior to departing to nearby Ymir Lodge for a week of backcountry skiing. Since this was my first time visiting Whitewater we took advantage of the ski area host tour to learn more about the area and the runs available (meets at 10am out front by the Silver King chair). Excellent food options are available... More 

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whitewater is an amazing place for worshipers of pristine powder snow, but it should not be thought of only as as a place for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Much more economically one can spend the day on their gorgeous cross-country ski trails (the most scenic I've seen anywhere), either on skis or on specially designated snowshoe paths. There's nothing like... More 

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Address: Address: 602 Lake Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-354-4944
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson

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