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Whitewater Ski Resort is one of the friendliest mountains in British Columbia, set in the Selkirk Range in the Kootenays region of the province. Whitewater’s high base elevation of 1,640 metres (5,400 feet) ensures plenty of snow, a ton of light, dry powder, and very few midseason thaws.

The mountain consists of groomed runs, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing. Ski Canada has rated Whitewater to have the Best Deeps, Best Bowls and Best Glades. The best powder at Whitewater is found in the trees. Catch Basin, Glory Basin, Terrorada, and the Trash Chutes will yield sick and twisted lines after a big storm. This is expert skiing only, and even good skiers should remember to ski in pairs and take avalanche equipment if straying beyond the boundary ropes.

Whitewater Ski Resort is located 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Nelson in the Kootenays, 25 miles (41 km) northeast of Castlegar and 394 miles (657 km) east of Vancouver. From Nelson, travel 7.5 miles (12 km) south on Highway 6 towards Salmo until you see the sign for Whitewater. Turn east and head up the mountain for another 3.7 miles (6 km). Park and enjoy!

A daily shuttle service between Nelson and Whitewater and an assortment of friendly shuttle services from nearby cities and airports are available. Cranbrook airport (east of Whitewater) is gearing up to offer international flights providing a new portal into the Kootenay region.

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Whitewater Ski Resort
P.O Box 60 Nelson, BC, V1L 5P7
Snow Phone:
250-352-7669, or Spokane 509-747-9420
Early December to Early April
Lift Hours:
9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Half Day starts at 12:30 pm
Annual Snowfall:
12 m (40 ft)
Vertical Drop:
396 m (1,300 ft)
Base Elevation:
1,640 m (5,400 ft)
Top Elevation:
2,040 m (6,700 ft), Ymir Peak: 2,400 m (8,000 ft)
Skiable Acreage:
243 hectares (600 acres)
Number of Trails:
82, Longest run 3 kms (1.9 miles)
Novice: 20%
Intermediate: 40%
Advanced: 40%
Number of Lifts:
3 – 1 double, 1 quad, 1 triple and a handle tow
Lift Capacity:
3,000 skiers per hour
Night Skiing:
Nordic Skiing:
We offer 5 kilometres of multi-use trails.
Terrain Park:
Resort Services:
Free Mountain Host Tours, Snow School, Ski & Snowboard rentals and repairs, and a Retail Shop. Food and drink amenities include Fresh Tracks Café, Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub, The Glory Lodge, Fresh Tracks Cafe Express Snack Bar, and Freshies Espresso Bar.
Nearest Ski Areas:
Salmo Ski Hill, Red Resort
Nearest Towns:
Nelson, Salmo, Castlegar
More Information:
Skiing & Winter Activities in the Kootenays
Skiing & Winter Activities in the BC Rockies

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