#10 - It's a resort to disconnect (no wifi or cell coverage)
#8 - Its had two private owners (Mike & Shelley Adams, 1997-2008 and Knee Deep Development, 2008-present)
#7 - They kicked off their 40th Anniversary (last season), with a customized beer "Bentpole" from the Nelson Brewing Company
#6 - The top season pass-holder, Frances Welwood has physically owned 38 of 40 season passes
#5 - Whitewater Cooks cookbooks are national bestsellers
#4 - It's home to one of the best Kootenay 'vibe' communities
#3 - It's famous for their backcountry booty (ask a local?!)
#2 - It offers one of the best spot for a latte or 'glory bowl' on a chairlift
#1 - This ski bum community lives up to their motto: "Pure, Simple and Real... Deep" !
Story shared by Kootenay Rockies; Top photo by David Gluns.