Fresh Tracks Cafe......................................................................................
At 5,333ft Whitewater's Fresh Tracks Cafe is an unexpected delight. Serving fresh, creative, wholesome meals that defy the expectations of typical cafeteria food, Fresh Tracks Cafe truly is a feather in the cap to a legendary skiing experience.
So many have asked - how did a locally loved, little known gem like Fresh Tracks become an internationally sought after dining destination? Well, with previous co-owner, Shelley Adams, at the helm of Fresh Tracks Cafe for over 10 years she set the course for a healthy and versatile menu that went above and beyond your average "cafeteria" food fare. Her dedication to creating a unique dining experience for hungry skiers and riders created a cult following which spawned three internationally best selling cookbooks. Then in 2008 Whitewater welcomed new talent to the kitchen who took over the reins of the Fresh Tracks kitchen. Keeping in spirit with what Shelley created, the new, official team developed many unique and flavourful creations which have quickly become dishes craved by locals and sought after by tourists.
As you enter the open concept eatery that is Fresh Tracks you will be excited to discover the vast and eclectic menu featuring dishes such as the Wildhorse Curry Bowl, Glory Wrap, and a delicious Upcountry Panini (apple butter pulle pork, grilled sweet chili pineapple, poppy seed slaw and spiced honey mayo - yum!). After placing your order with one of the talented kitchen staff you will be treated to watching the various dishes being served up and recognize just how much love and attention the team puts into the quality of the food and the final presentation to the diners. You may in fact have to step back and double check that those affordable prices on the menu board match the incredible dishes coming out of the Fresh Tracks kitchen.
And for those who are vegan, celiac or have gluten sensitivities don't feel as though you will be left out of the good eats! Most of the menu items can be tailored to your specific dietary needs.
Fresh Tracks Café is proud to support businesses who strive to operate with integrity, and sustainability. Guayaki Yerba Mate is just one of our many innovative suppliers. Have a look at this short video that explains their admirable business model and their ambitious projects for the future.
Fresh Tracks operates daily from 8am - 4pm during the ski season from December until April. It is located upstairs in the main lodge at Whitewater Ski Resort. If you are craving some delicious Whitewater eats at the base of our Glory Chair OR during the summer months in and around Nelson, check out the hours on our Fresh Tracks Cafe Express food truck.
........................................................................."This was my first year living in Nelson and Whitewater delivered more than I could have ever hoped for. I had a chance to tour the powder highway and some of the big mountains BC has to offer and all I wanted to do was come back to WH2O and drop into backside. If you are looking for steep and deep, this is the place to go!" Scott, Nelson BC