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 fee) 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).
New & Notable for the 2019/20 winter season, Dec 6, 2019 to Apr 5, 2020:
- This year will mark the 14th year of the Kootenay Coldsmoke PowderFest, February 21-23, 2020. Cinics, competitions, socials and Canada's largest ski-demo village will inform and entertain anyone passionate about backcountry exploration.
- 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'.
2019/20 Lift Tickets:
$95 Adult (19+)
Ages 6 years & under, ski free
Ages 75+ years ski free
623 m / 2,044 ft - Vertical
1,200 cm / 40' - Snowfall
3 lifts / 1 handle towTerrain 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
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.
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.
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Whitewater. Pure, simple and real ... DEEP.