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Getting Here

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Where is Nelson?

Getting to Whitewater Ski Resort from Nelson BC

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Whitewater Ski Resort is located 22 kms outside of the city of Nelson. Head south out of Nelson along highway 6 (toward Salmo). Travel for approx. 12 km until you see the sign for Whitewater Ski Resort. Turn left and head up the mountain for another 10 km. Park and enjoy! Click HERE for printable Google Maps directions. If you would like slopefront service check out our Whitewater Shuttle operating daily throughout the season.

Queen City Shuttle offers shuttle service from Spokane International Airport. Click here to learn more.  

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Refer to our chart below for driving distances to Nelson. Check Google Maps for additional mapping and drive time information.

RIDE SHARE

TheSkiLift.org
Need to find rides to Whitewater Ski Resort? Check out TheSkiLift.org. It's the world's largest ski rideshare and allows you to find users who live near you to carpool with, as well as check out profiles for smoking preference, and well as taste in music. Feel free to message users in British Columbia (or anywhere else), post on the wall, and post on Whitewater's rideshare board.

Kootenay Rideshare
Kootenay Rideshare is a free service ot the community that helps to connect riders and drivers.  Post a notice that you are looking for a ride or post a notice that you have room for those rideless!  To visit their website click HERE.

If you have a question about travelling in the West Kootenay region please contact us!

City Driving Distance
Castlegar 41 km 25 miles
Creston 114 km 68 miles
Cranbrook 230 km 143 miles
Spokane, WA 237 km 142 miles
Osoyoos 261 km 157 miles
Penticton 321 km 193 miles
Kelowna 338 km 203 miles
Kamloops 454 km 272 miles
Banff, Alberta 496 km 298 miles
Calgary, Alberta 624 km 374 miles
Vancouver 657 km 394 miles

Traveller's FAQ
How big is a km (kilometer)? Travellers heading north from the US will notice our traffic signs are in kms and km/h. To convert kilometres to miles, multiply by .6 (eg. 10 km = 6 miles) For speed limits: 100 km/h = 60 mph. 80 km/h = 50 mph and 50 km/h = 30 mph.

Border Crossing Points

There are three main border crossing points for US visitors, but travellers should revise all opening hours when planning their trip.

Metaline Falls/Nelway is open from 8am to 12am.
Boundary/Waneta is open from 9am to 5pm.
Frontier/Paterson is open 24 hours all year round

Travel Links Travel Diary
  • When travelling to Nelson via Creston, you may want to head north to Crawford Bay where you can take a free ride on the Osprey 2000. This stylin' ferry was built in Nelson and is worth the trip!
  • If you are travelling during the winter, be sure to check road conditions for your route (www.driveBC.ca). Road closures are common on mountain passes due to SO MUCH SNOW!
  • Please watch for wildlife on our roads. It is not uncommon to see herds of deer, elk or the odd bear on the roads after dark.
  • Enjoy your trip and we look forward to seeing you on the slopes at Whitewater Ski Resort!

 

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"I've been skiing at Whitewater since it opened in the 70's and I never get tired of the world famous snow. If you're looking for a friendly mountain with a big heart then this place is for you. "
Anonymous
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Whitewater Winter Resort, British Columbia Skiing