There’s a reason this one-of-a-kind ski resort has been considered by Powder Magazine as “one of best powder mountains on the continent.” Located in the Selkirk Mountains on the famous Powder Highway in British Columbia, and just outside of Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort is graced with an average of 40-plus feet of light, dry snow every season. Its abundance of natural terrain is spread over 1,184 acres and over 2,045 feet of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls and glades. This lift-serviced backcountry scene has given the mountain legendary status amongst avid skiers and off-piste snowboarders. Best of all, big crowds and lift lines are virtually non-existent at Whitewater.Off mountain, guests of Whitewater can head into nearby Nelson, just 15 minutes from the mountain, and enjoy over 40 restaurants, an array of accommodation options, hot springs and a winter vibe unlike any other. For those in search of an authentic, core ski vacation experience, you’ll find it at Whitewater Ski Resort. Although Whitewater is off the beaten path, and retains a reputation as a no-frills resort, it enjoys a close locale to the lively little mountain town of Nelson. History buffs and anyone fond of historic towns will love spending time in Nelson, which has done an exceptional job of preserving silver-mining boom era buildings. Nelson is home to 10,000 people and boasts a plethora of restaurants, shops and bars.
Whitewater previously enjoyed repute as a small ski area, with just two chairs, and provided skiers with a mellow skiing experience, but the resort’s recent expansion and construction of Glory Ridge triple chair on the resort’s backside, resulted to an influx of hardcore powder seekers. Overnight the resort doubled in size and added 2,000-plus feet of vertical. These days advanced and expert skiers enjoy a majority 56 percent of Whitewater’s terrain.Hardcore skiers and boarders just can’t get enough of Whitewater’s snorkel deep steeps, bowls, trees and glades. But beginners and intermediates are still well served with some of Canada’s best natural corduroy.
If Whitewater sounds like the Canadian ski destination you've been looking to experience this ski season, start the booking process today. You can begin by searching our online Whitewater lodging inventory. Use the filters to narrow down the options based on your budget and preferences. You can also book your flights, ground transfers, lift tickets, lessons and equipment rental online. Or if you'd prefer, leave the heavy-lifting to Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Whitewater ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.Call or chat now with one of our Specialists.