Whitewater Ski Holidays

If you are looking for the most authentic Canadian ski experience and the challenge of truly advanced terrain then Whitewater is for you. It's like heli-skiing without the helicopter! Harder to get to but worth the extra travel.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
If you are looking for the most authentic Canadian ski experience and the challenge of truly advanced terrain then Whitewater is for you. It's like heli-skiing without the helicopter! Harder to get to but worth the extra travel.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 2 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced

Pure, simple and real - if you're looking for an authentic winter adventure and a truly Canadian ski vacation, you've found it in Whitewater.

Located deep in British Columbia's Kootenay region on the famous Powder Highway, Whitewater is renowned for receiving over 40 feet of light, dry, powder snow every season. For those with a passion for epic winters, in a most unique and authentic setting, this is the place.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Whitewater Resort Guide

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Resort stats

Season
December to April
Nearest airport
Spokane
Flight time
9 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
No
Transfer time
2 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire
Elevation
6,570 ft
Vertical drop
2,044 ft
Avg snowfall
40 ft
Ski area
1,184 acres
Ski lifts
4
Runs
78
Grade
56% advanced
32% intermediate
12% beginner

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Accommodation

The accommodation in Whitewater is all based in Nelson, which is an attractive town with many of the hotels being in lovingly restored turn-of-the-century buildings. The accommodation is incredibly good value and of a very high standard. Whilst there isn’t the uber luxury of the big resorts, the quality is excellent. The majority of properties are hotels but there are also a few self-catering options.

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Reviews

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30/03/2018 Jono Gray

Whitewater is a great ski area and the glory chair offers some great tree runs. Plenty of snow when we went (March 2018), but the mountain gets busy on good powder days. We spend a bit of time queueing to get to the car park. Good food at the lodge! Recommend it if heading along the powder trail or through Nelson.

22/02/2018 Tony Bovey

Funky town, many choices for evening, Food in Whitewater base lodge is the best in Canada. Small area with big snow, which is needed for a small hill.

20/02/2018 Nicky Hudson

“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 !!!

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