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Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater’s planned opening day for the season is December 9, 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).

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  • Whitewater will open the new Hummingbird Lodge and Campground in March 2023. The lodge is located by the Nordic parking lot, will operate year round and offer a two-bedroom rental suite alongside casual food and drinks; it will also be the main point of contact for all camping, backcountry and Nordic needs in the area.
  • Adjacent to the lodge are 10 RV camping spots and 25 summer camping tent spots, complete with water and washroom facilities, making it easier for visitors to access and enjoy the Selkirk Mountains.
2022/23 Lift Tickets:
(pre-purchase online & save)
$125 Adult (19+)
$111 Senior
$99 Youth
$62 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. Eateries: Taco Tin, Glory Lodge, Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub, Fresh Tracks Cafe and Freshies Coffee Bar.

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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