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Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater’s planned winter season is December 8, 2023 to April 7, 2024.

Located along Canada’s famous Powder Highway, high above the authentic mountain city of Nelson, lays Whitewater Ski Resort. Where the simple things once again have meaning.  Whitewater focuses on providing good quality snow, fresh in-house made meals and genuine hospitality. Often defined as ‘humble yet huge’, the resort sees an average snowfall of 12 metres (40 feet) that blankets the playful terrain of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls, glades and soft groomers all at the base elevation of 1,650 metres (5,400 ft).

Sustainable Tourism 2030 – Silver Rating
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  • New Fixed-Grip Quad Chairlift – This new quad will take guests to the top of Silver King ridge from the main base area, move as many as 1,600 people per hour and will allow skiers and snowboarders inbound access to more than 160 additional acres of steep and deep gladed skiing as well as a few new groomed runs.
  • Hummingbird Lodge and Campground – Situated on the edge of the resort boundary, it provides year-round front door access to Whitewater’s outdoor recreation including winter touring, xc skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry related education.
2023/24 Lift Tickets:
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Rentals (including high performance), repairs, retail shop, adventure centre with avalanche education, backcountry programs and snow school. Eateries: The Tin, Glory Lodge, Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub, Fresh Tracks Cafe and Freshies Coffee Bar.

The Hummingbird Lodge offers a 2-bedroom private suite as well as RV & forested tent camping.

10% Beginner
32% Intermediate
47% Advanced
11% Expert
2,367 skiable acres
623 m / 2,044 ft – Vertical
12 m / 40′ – Snowfall
99 runs
3 lifts / 1 handle tow Terrain park – up to 12 features
Longest run – 3 km / 9,843 ft / 1.86 miles


25 kms of groomed cross-country trails.
Additional multi-use trails.

Thanks to the incredible backcountry territory, where five different operators offer over 38,445 hectares (95,000 acres) of powder terrain and up to 6,096 vertical metres (20,000 feet) per day, Whitewater’s hometown, Nelson, has been dubbed the ‘Cat Ski Capital of the World’.

Whitewater is 20 minutes from the culturally vibrant heritage city of Nelson. With restaurants, hotels and entertainment for every taste, and Ainsworth Hot Springs (45 minutes from Nelson), apres ski takes on a new meaning.

Whitewater. Pure, simple and real … DEEP.

Contact Information

6010 Whitewater Road


V1L 6N2



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