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Whitewater Ski Resort

Planned Winter Season is December 10, 2021 to April 4, 2022.

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
The Sustainable Tourism Assessment consists of approximately 81 questions related to various areas of sustainable tourism operations. Each Question of the assessment has been assigned a specific point value based on the environmental, social and economic impacts of the particular action. Sustainable Tourism Grading Levels: Platinum 90%+ / Gold 75-89% / Silver 55-74% / Bronze 35-45%.

What to Expect – COVID Health and Safety Updates:

  • Whitewater will continue to keep the focus on the health and wellness of our community. The safety of the Whitewater community will remain top priority this winter, which includes a safe space for us to get into the mountains.
  • For the safety of staff and visitors, they have outlined COVID-19 protocols here to help create the safest environment for everyone.
2021/22 Lift Tickets:
(save up to 15% if prepurchased online)
$115 Adult (19+)
$102 Senior
$91 Youth
$57 Junior
Ages 6 years & under, ski free
Ages 75+ years ski free

Rentals (including high performance), repairs, retail shop, adventure centre with avalanche education, backcountry programs and snow school, Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub, Fresh Tracks Cafe and Fresh Tracks Cafe Express.

Accommodation information.

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

Cross-Country / Multi-use (including snow biking):

Up to 5 km of groomed cross-country & 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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