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Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
+1 250-354-4944
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Beautiful in all seasons

Even in late May the views here are gorgeous. Snow on the peaks and in the bowl. It was fun to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wloo_andrew
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Waterloo, Canada
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Too expensive

Came up for a day of spring skiing. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t super pow that day. The hill was... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
JasonCowl
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"downtown nelson"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even in late May the views here are gorgeous. Snow on the peaks and in the bowl. It was fun to see the road signs so high off the ground because of all the snow they receive in the winter. Must be a great place...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Came up for a day of spring skiing. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t super pow that day. The hill was large and the lines were really short so that nice, however the price and the fact there is only two chair lifts and no good trick...More

1  Thank JasonCowl
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Grew up on this hill.. each day up there is so fun. Staff is friendly and is always so cheerful! Food up there is some of the best food in town

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

A foggy day for us at Whitewater, a casual, quiet, keep it local kind of place, feels like it could be a cooperative type of place. (Though all staff was Australian...) Oldest smallest chair lift I've ever seen, (probably beats the single chair at Mad...More

Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

As a connoisseur of locally controlled mom and pop ski areas in western North American I can say after two days here with my family from Washington state that This Is a Jewel. We did not hit new prime powder, but the early spring skiing...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Whitewater turned it on for us. Snow, runs and locals we met on the chair were all memorable. Thanks whitewater.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This is for those who love the back country powder and seclusion and not for those who think a ski area must have stores and condos. Wow pow.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I get the feeling the locals don't want too many good reviews out there. They like their hill the way it is. It's old school; not overly developed, no high speed quad chairs, no slopeside accomodations, no luxury hotels or spas in the vicinity. It's...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Their lunch menu had lots of choices with reasonable prices. Their soup of the day was excellent both days we were there.

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Only three lifts but lots of skiing for all abilities, some really fun tree runs with super snow conditions and not big lift lines. Food at the base is exceptionally good for a ski resort, watch out for the special of the day - Hungarian...More

Thank JayJayYork
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Ruby M
December 30, 2017|
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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
December 12, 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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