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Whitewater Resort Guide

The Whitewater resort guide summary is: Whitewater has 3 lifts within its 479 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 623m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 81 trail at Whitewater.


Photo credit: Jean-Christophe MorinWhitewater Resort Guide

Whitewater Resort Guide

The Whitewater resort guide summary is: Whitewater has 3 lifts within its 479 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 623m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 81 trail at Whitewater.

Vertical:

Top: 2040m
Arrow
623m
Bot: 1417m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

81
20%
40%
40%

Hectares of Ski:

479
Snowmaking: —

Whitewater Lifts:

  • drag lift icon1
  • ski lift icon2
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 3
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Visiting Whitewater

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Whitewater.

  • Season opens
    5 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    4 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Castlegar
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +12503544944

Whitewater Features

The terrain at Whitewater includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    15.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Whitewater resort?

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 Glory Chair installed in the 2010/2011 season. This 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.


Explore Whitewater Location Map

Interactive Whitewater trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Whitewater?

NovemberAverage: 5.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Whitewater is week 3 of November. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 39cm of snowfall. Check out the Whitewater Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Whitewater

Overall: 3.3 Based on 66 votes and 29 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.3
  • Variety of pistes 4.2
  • Off-piste 4.1
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Apres-Ski 3.2
  • Vote

Dave from Canada writes:

Whitewater is awful. I don't know who is measuring the elevation here as it's basically about 10m of vert. Food is terrible. Fights all the time in the lines to the chairlifts. Chairs load backwards. I can't believe the installed fans to blow all the snow away! All the tree runs are out of bounds. Snowboarders aren't allowed. The lifties spit on you as you get on the lift.

I'll be back again next year (9th time's the charm, right?)

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