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Address: 602 Lake Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-354-4944
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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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Such scenic runs at Whitewater!

For a small resort, Whitewater has something for everyone. Long groomed runs, great snow hosts, gladed powder runs, plus absolutely amazing food at the resort (fresh, organic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
OKfunseekers
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Penticton, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a small resort, Whitewater has something for everyone. Long groomed runs, great snow hosts, gladed powder runs, plus absolutely amazing food at the resort (fresh, organic, yum!!)

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Lake Placid, New York
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whitewater Ski Area is relatively small but skis like a much bigger mountain. You can spend days there and still not ski everything. The grooming is good but the best skiing is in the trees and bowls, The restaurant is about the best of any ski area anywhere. Good healthy food and local beers. You can even buy their cookbook.

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Thank kenny94
Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small resort with a limited number of runs. Has a lot of off piste through trees to make up for the limited runs. One eatery in the ski are but it has plenty of room and a good range of food.

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Thank cookie242
Vancouver
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two days of fantastic powder tree skiing. The resort is a bit small compared to some others in BC, but offers excellent backcountry opportunities. Food at the base is excellent!

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Thank VanSask
Parksville, BC
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this resort for two days and was not disappointed. A short 25 minute drive up from Nelson, which the road was well sanded and plowed. Some fresh new snow, no line waits for lifts, so what could be better? It's a small resort - a day lodge with a variety of restaurants - the meals I had were very... More 

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Thank Oceansidegal
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat for Xmass. I have never seen such a "small" mountain with such a variety of terrain. Not to mention the lodge.

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Thank Zoran_travels
Ennis, Montana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is famous for its snow...and 4 its huge bumps. It has great variety and something to please everybody. It's a great place to take the whole family for a day of skiing

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Thank Rd M
Carman, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had been to Whitewater twice before, the most recent being 9 years ago. Whitewater was the first interior BC resort we had ever skied (after having spent years travelling from Manitoba to Sunshine, Panorama, Fernie), and since discovering the more frequent and reliable snow conditions in the interior, we have skied several others including Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Red Mountain... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun riding the powder here! It is a very small hill...but still lots of good terrain. Only 3 lifts, 2 of which are only double chairs. Great food at the lodge as well.

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Thank MissL2000
North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lots of terrain for all levels - perfect family hill, backcountry, powder, and the food is delicious and nutritious.

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