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Whitewater Ski Resort

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Address: 602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada
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+1 250-354-4944

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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Best food at a ski resort

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Nelson, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just came back from Australia and have had five of my best days of powder snowboarding. While in Australia it seemed like everybody talked about Whistler being the place to go. I spent a fair amount of time pushing Whitewater as the snow is 10 times better and more consistently better than Whistler.

Thank Russ Y
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is small with only 3 chairlifts but it's great for real powdersnowboarding. We got a nice day cos it was snowing the whole day. real champagnepowder... Amazing!!!

Thank Simonelli1983
Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great powder, no line ups and wonderful food!! Located in Nelson, world renowned for its restaurants, diversity, beauty and friendliness!

Thank BCShrek
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place Enjoyed ever moment of it Super well organized Had a blast with my friends all day long Will be back

Thank Ababas13
Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whitewater is the gem of the Kootenay's when in comes to skiing. Recently announced upgrades to the Summit Chair will see the old chair lift replaced by a Quad chair for the 2017/2018 Winter ski season. However the original ski lodge has outgrown it's capacity to handle the various events and crowds that arrive to ski on the weekends. It... More 

Thank Buster3000
Wanaka, New Zealand
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whitewater can be accurately described as a low key ski field for Nelson Locals. The terrain is excellent and there is something to satisfy every level of skier and boarder here. We were unlucky to visit Whitewater during a 'snow drought' but, in spite of this the snow was holding up well and the groomers had done an excellent job... More 

Thank Sally A
Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this hill. The staff are super friendly, runs varied, yummy food and easy backcountry access for those inclined. I particularly like seeing the varied demographic and all the kids enjoying themselves.

Thank craglakeproperty
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The runs are short and the lifts are old and slow. The main lift (Summit) broke down at noon the day I was there so $80 and only able to access the beginner hill. No offer from the Guest Services desk for paying a full day when the resort only ran for a 1/2 day. The next day the Glory... More 

Thank Will D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Best food by far that I've ever had at a ski hill. buriito, curry bowl burgers all incredible. Beer reasonably priced as well

Thank teliguy

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