“Simple, pure, real……..deep” this really does sum up Whitewater perfectly.
If you are looking to show case your new designer ski / snowboard wardrobe, don’t bother NO ONE will be looking or interested !!!!
Whitewater is an authentic Canadian locals’ mountain and that is how they want to keep it. If you are on the hill it is for one thing and one thing only …….. to make some lines
This is not a fancy resort, you can’t stay on the mountain and it has only 3 chairs and these are old school, no pull down covers not even a foot rest but where you get off …….. well be prepared to play big time.
There are pistes but these are not groomed every day, some not at all. The joy of Whitewater is the powder bowls and tree runs, you use the ‘pistes’ to get back to a chair lift or to access your next bowl or glade of trees. Providing you are in the ski boundary you just pick your line and go…… The backcountry terrain is apparently some of the best accessible by chair lifts there is. (We didn’t venture out of bounds, avalanche risks were high throughout our stay, but if you are a backcountry person - enjoy !!) This is not a beginners mountain, to really enjoy Whitewater you need to be a strong intermediate or advanced. Locals learn here, but they learn to get good quick, I wish I had grown up here.
The Fresh Tracks Cafe offers a great range of food - it has it’s own series of cook books, 2 from the series came home with me - so you can top up your energy levels before hitting those powder bowls again.
Whitewater is not for everyone, but if your trips are about being on the mountain to ski or board, about riding lines through incredible snow and you want to ride down through bowls filled with pillow after pillow of powder and hardly see another soul then make the trip to Whitewater it won’t disappoint. It snowed every day we were at Whitewater !!!