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
Canada Product Manager
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
Canada Product Manager

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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16/02/2019 Martin Dawson

After a first day riding firm snow and wondering what we'd signed up for it dumped for 24 hours and we had two days of great powder skiing. Even though the locals hadn't seen fresh snow for about ten days the lift queues were actually fine and everyone was really friendly. It's a great ski hill with some fantastic tree skiing, not too tight, and you really do feel you can go anywhere and still find your way back to a lift pretty easily. It has a real friendly local feel and the lodge serves up some fantastic food - after days of eating burgers your body will thank you for ordering their amazing salads. Plenty going on down in Nelson with good bars and restaurants. Thoroughly enjoyed Whitewater.

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.

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