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Whitewater Ski Resort

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Whitewater Ski Resort

It’s all about snow at Whitewater. This Kootenay mountain hideaway—set along the Powder Highway near the city of Nelson—has some of the deepest, driest powder around. More than 12 metres (39 feet) of snow falls on average over 623 vertical metres (2,044 vertical feet). Uncrowded slopes, family-friendly groomers, remarkable steeps, top-of-the-line tree-skiing, and endless backcountry are all found at this resort, which maintains a local ski-hill vibe.

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Resort Details

  • Terrain 479ha/1,184ac
  • Elevation 2,046m/6,710ft
  • Annual Snowfall 1,219cm/480in
  • Vertical 623m/2,044ft
  • Lifts/Runs 4/82
  • Longest Run 3km/1.8mi
  • Nearest Airport West Kootenay Regional Airport


  • Beginner 10
  • Intermediate 32
  • Advanced 58

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Jan 15, 2019: “Simply driving into WhiteWater will take your breath away. The giant bowl beckons you over. There may only be 3 chair lifts but they are well placed to give access to endless terrain. Each time I have visited the avalanche risk has been ‘considerable’ or higher and therefore have not had the opportunity to venture out of bounds but hope to on the next trip. It looks phenomenal. Note, if you have a seasons pass at another B.C. ski hill you will get a discount on a full day pass but not a half day pass.” 0
  • Jan 8, 2019: “A real mountain to test your limits. Incredibly cold smoke powder, steep runs and right trees. Try yourself out on their black diamonds before you dive right in; they mean business. Take a loop off of Summit Lift down to Glory Ridge, it's stellar back there; great trees. If you have the setup, bring your backcountry gear. So many killer opportunities for skining and stellar sidecountry. Get it!!” 1
  • Jan 4, 2019: “Whitewater ski resort is the best resort in the area with friendly and amazing staff. Whitewater has fresh powder almost every day. (no guarantees) whitewater also has an amazing restaurant at the mountain.” 2

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Winter Deal

Midweek White – from $469 pp

Includes 3 nights at The Adventure Hotel and 3 days of ski for just $469 pp. Based on double occupancy.

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