Whitewater Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:1184
- Terrain Parks:1
- X-Country:15 km
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.
- Nearest Airport:Castlegar
- Nearest Train Station:-
- Tourist Office Phone:+12503544944
- Tourist Office Website:www.skiwhitewater.com
- Slopeside accommodation:-
- Season opens:7 Dec 2018
- Season closes:7 Apr 2019
- Lifts:3 (2 chair lifts, 1 surface lift)
Announcements & News from the Whitewater ski resort manager
WHITEWATER'S WINTER CARNIVAL & SNOW BALL APRES
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!
SMITH JUNIOR FREESKI OPEN
Whitewater is pleased to announce the 6th annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Competition happening January 24 - January 27, 2019. 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
ANNUAL KOOTENAY COLDSMOKE POWDER FEST
It is hard to believe that the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest is rolling into its' 10th year already! The festivities run from February 22-24, 2019 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 www.coldsmokepowderfest.com for more information.
Latest Snow Reportview full snow report
- Issued:25 Mar
- Last Snowfall:25 March 2019
- Snow Depth (upper):208cm
- Snow Depth (lower):208cm
- Piste:Spring snow
Today’s Weather (1728 m)view full snow forecast
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Visitor Reviews of Whitewater
Ken Foster from Canada writes:
Super crowded most of the time on weekends, locals are getting more and lmore aggravated with visitors.
Cars getting vandalised in the parking lot