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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Resort Map

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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15/02/2016 David Vander

Great skiing and very authentic

24/02/2015 Richard Jones

Despite poor snow conditions there was enough for good skiing and the resort is excellent.

15/03/2014 Matthew James

Stayed in Nelson whilst skiing at whitewater. Great town. Some really nice little restaurants if you are prepared to head off the beaten track a little. Bibo was a personal favourite of ours. Best atmosphere of all Restaurants in town. Imaginative food etc. Town itself is a little 'alternative' but had a nice mountain vibe about it.

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