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Whitewater Ski Resort Guide

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Whitewater Ski Resort Guide


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Whitewater Ski Resort Guide

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Slope Stats

  • 2040m

  • 623m

  • 1417m

  • Acres of ski:1184
  • Pistes:81
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:15 km
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced40%

Nelson, BC is a hidden gem located in the legendary Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. Known for deep pow, Whitewater Ski Resort boasts a dependable dry snowfall that often totals over 12 meters (40 feet) during a season! Terrain consists of open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing: accessable from 3 chairlifts, the newest installed in the 2010/2011 season. This new lift nearly doubled the skiable area on the backside of the mountain! Whitewater owes its reputation to the laid-back people of Nelson, short lift lines, reasonable prices, and big hospitality. Don't worry about packing a lunch, because the world-renowned Fresh Tracks cafe at the day lodge is sure to impress. A spectacular setting, impressive amenities, deep snow, and delicious food...Whitewater is a place like no other. Come experience a true sample of Kootenay Mountain Culture.


  • Nearest Airport:Castlegar
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+12503544944
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
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  • Season opens:9 Dec 2016
  • Season closes:2 Apr 2017
  • Lifts:3 (2 chair lifts, 1 surface lift)
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Announcements & News from the Whitewater ski resort manager

2017-01-21 & 22

Whitewater is excited to host the 8th annual Whitewater Winter Carnival weekend! Tons of family activities throughout the weeekend, with a to-die-for feast catered by our very own Fresh Tracks Cafe. Fireworks too!


Whitewater is pleased to announce the 6th annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Competition happening January 27 - January 29, 2017. This Big Mountain Freeskiing competition is for ages 7 to 18 years who will be judged on 5 different categories as described below. Skiers are rewarded for using the terrain creatively and officially are scored based on line choice, fluidity, style, control, and aggressiveness as they navigate through black and double black ski terrain featuring cliffs, airs, moguls, and anything else the mountain can throw at them. The terrain chosen has a designated start location, left and right boundaries, and a finish line. Where competitors go is totally up to them. This type of competition meshes really well with the Kootenay mentality and terrain.
Categories will be broken into: Boys 7-11, Girls 7-11, Boys 12-14, Girls 12-14, Boys 15-18, Girls 15-18


It is hard to believe that the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest is rolling into its' 10th year already! The festivities run from February 24-26, 2017 and with various ability levels, it is the perfect way to get into backcountry touring, work on perfecting your backcountry skills, or learn new tricks while cruising in bounds terrain with coaches and instructors. This festival is for all ability levels, and there are plenty of in-bounds workshops for both snowboarders and skiers.

Please visit for more information.


Slopes For Hope is an "Everest-style" ski-a-thon; individuals and teams attempt to ski the vertical of Mt. Everest in one day at Whitewater Ski Resort. There is also entertainment and activities at the base of the mountain.
Funds raised from the event go to the Canadian Cancer Society and support excellence in research, cancer prevention initiatives, and support programs such as Cancer Information Service, Cancer Connection, Lodges, and Camp Goodtimes for children with cancer and their families.

For a detailed event calendar visit

Information supplied 11 Oct 2016

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moderate snow
10 SSW10
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light snow
10 SW10
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5 SW5
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SKIBUNNY from Canada writes:

Too bad the ownwers are so chinzty towards their passholders..

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