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Skiing & Snowboarding

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When valley cloud settles in over the West Arm, as it often does in winter, Nelsonites head for the hills.

Less than half an hour from downtown Nelson there is skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, snowshoeing, track-set Nordic trails, and the promise of some otherwise elusive sunshine at Whitewater Ski Resort.

US-based Powder Magazine summed up what locals have known and loved for years: "If you took everything that mattered and put into one area, you would have Whitewater."

Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater Ski Resort receives an average annual snowfall of 12m/39ft, and according to Ski Canada magazine, has the "Best Deeps, Best Bowls, and Best Glades." The terrain consists of 12% beginner, 32 % intermediate and 56% advanced areas.

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Whitewater Ski Resort - Whitewater Ski Resort

1 Whitewater Ski Hill Rd
Whitewater Ski Resort, British Columbia
V1L 4K7

If you're searching for winter's soul and an authentic vacation destination, there is a place, Whitewater Ski Resort. Located along Canada's famous Powder Highway, Whitewater boasts a dependable dry snowfall that totals over 12 metres a season. Combine that with world-renowned food and the new Glory Ridge chair that nearly doubled the terrain, Whitewater offers the truest skiing experience.

The resort is just a 15 minute drive from Nelson, BC, a city that features over 40 restaurants, an abundance of accommodations, hot springs, cat and heli-skiing, and a winter vibe second to none.

Whitewater is pure, simple and real... DEEP

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1219 cm 81 Easy58%Easy32%Easy10%

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Deep Lines Guiding Service - Nelson

Nelson, British Columbia
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Based in Nelson, British Columbia, we're on the doorstep to some of the best backcountry skiing & snowboarding on the planet. Our specialty is providing customized backcountry adventures to destinations that include Rogers Pass, Kootenay Pass, Whitewater ski area, Kicking Horse Resort & many of the backcountry lodges in the Selkirks & Monashees. Options range from day tours & introductory backcountry trips to multi-day adventures & heli assisted touring. Hire an ACMG certified guide to help plan your next mountain adventure.

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