Whitewater Ski Resort, Nelson

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Hit the slopes at Whitewater Ski Resort, known for its dry snow and excellent skiing conditions. Aspiring skiers and boarders can enjoy discounted beginners passes, with access to the lower level slopes, while the mountain itself provides ample challenge for those with advanced skills. Consider a free guided tour of the mountain to learn more about the terrain, and take advantage of the dining opportunities here, which include an award-winning lodge cafeteria. Take a look at our Nelson trip maker app to schedule your visit to Whitewater Ski Resort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Place super well organized, with slopes for skiing or hiking, with a magnificent view! It has a food court with good options, food tasty and affordable.
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  • I have trouble explaining what makes this place so great. It has something to do with the powder, obviously. Definitely the fantastic staff and the low-key vibes. Probably the delicious, fresh food at...  more »
  • A come as you are ski area. Great snow, great scenery, great food. Super laid back, low-key Kootenay vibe. Great value for the price.  more »
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  • What an awesome little hidden gem of a hill, we LOVED Whitewater! They are a smaller resort with big terrain slowly building up their lifts to high-speed and other developments. As it stands, it is an authentic ski resort with one good, solid, rustic lodge containing all of the services you might need. Excellent parking system, attendants out there helping neatly line everyone up. The lifts are quick and easy to access, the ticket prices are excellent, a really pretty spot in a secluded valley of the mountains, and well-planned use of the very diverse terrain. The shallower slope to the east is used mainly for beginners with mostly green runs, and gentle blue runs with some simple glades for people to build their skills. The big ridge to the west has awesome front and backside skiing just for blue and black skiers. We loved the back and spent almost our entire day there. Beautiful, deep powder, fun tree glades that competent blue skiers can handle and enjoy, and a cute little lodge with a wood-burning stove and some lunch items near the back-side lift line. Apparently last year they only had portable washrooms and a food truck, so they are developing the backside bit by bit! The food was alright here, not amazing, but in fairness it is a really tiny kitchen. We didn't try the main lodge's food, which is supposedly excellent and under the guidance of a master chef. We will absolutely be back to Whitewater, one of our favourite hills to date!
  • Hills are amazing, but don't bother with the cafeteria. We expect a wait when ordering food at a ski hill so wasn't surprised by the 20 minute wait to order on a Sunday. However, having to wait over 45 minutes after ordering before getting our food (just a wrap and salad) killed a good chunk of our day. The snow and slopes were great but the food isn't even close to being worth giving up that much of your riding time.
  • Even on a bad day, this place has so much to offer. Friendly staff, great food, and tons of terrain to choose from. Locals are friendly, and super willing to show you around. Always enjoy coming here. I highly recommend the Backside Bowl area for some super steep tree skiing.
  • This was my first time at white water and it was pretty decent. The food on the other hand was exceptional! The snow is decent due to the relatively high elevation however was pretty skied out due to the lack of snow leading up to us doing our day trip, however if there is a powder day and a good snow base is present this would be a fun hill to spend the whole day and have a blast! All in all a good trip and the ticket price was not outrageous.
  • Stopped here on a trip through the mountains. It's a smaller resort but there is plenty of mountain to check out. There is the silver side which is shorter and got the range of greens to blacks. The other side is much higher with a backside to play with. This is definitely an all around skill so great to learn on and great for experts as well. There is a lot of glades at this mountain to check out and it would take a long time to see everything.
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