If you took everything that mattered and put into one area, you would have Whitewater
- Powder Magazine
Just the Facts
- Average Snowfall: 1,200 cm / 40 feet!
- Lodge Base Elevation: 1,626 m / 5,333 feet
- Glory Ridge Elevation: 2003 m / 6570 feet
- Summit Elevation: 2,002 m / 6,567 feet
- Silver King Elevation: 1900m / 6250 feet
- Ymir Peak: 2,398 m / 7,867 feet
- Vertical Drop: 623 m / 2,044 feet
- Lift System: 1 triple chair, 2 double chairs, 1 handle tow.
- Terrain Mix: 13% Beginner, 32% Intermediate, 55% Advanced
- 15 kms of cross country trails, groomed and track set for all abilities
The mountain consists of groomed runs, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing. Ski Canada has rated Whitewater to have the Best Deeps, Best Bowls, and Best Glades.
Magic moments make magic memories and the light dry powder is only part of the magic. Friendly, helpful staff, great food and incredible scenery will make your visit to Whitewater an experience you will always remember.
Our certified instructors can help you reach your optimal ski and snowboarding potential. Whether it's your first time out or you're a seasoned pro, private ski and snowboard, telemark and cross country lessons are available daily for adults, youth and young folk.
Check out our unique lesson packages such as the Powderhound Experience.
Located in the base lodge, the Whitewater Store offers a great selection of clothing, logo souvenirs and accessories. We have Ymir Peak Performace Rental, a full service rental shop featuring parabolic skis, snowboards, telemark and cross country gear. Take advantage of our overnight equipment tune up!
The Whitewater Head Office Building - Downtown, Nelson
Located at 602 Lake St. in the downtown core of Nelson the Whitewater Head Office Building houses our administration offices and a small outlet of the Whitwater Store for souvenirs and COOKBOOKS.
Accommodations - Nelson, BC
All of our accommodation is located in the vibrant city of Nelson, just minutes from the resort. With award winning restaurants, live entertainment, great shopping, art galleries, live theatre and more, apres skiing takes on a new meaning! A wide array of accommodation options are available from heritage hotels to hip hostels.
"One of the best little ski towns that still has charm"
- Ski Canada Magazine
Whitewater Backcountry Touring
Skiers can access incredible backcountry terrain from Whitewater, however, we encourage them to check with our Snow Safety Patrol for an update on the avalanche hazard. We recommend that skiers be equipped with backcountry knowledge, rescue equipment and avalanche awareness as these areas are not patrolled.
For all Media Inquiries contact Rebeckah Hornung.
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Promote your local business and tourism in Nelson and surrounding area by joining our marketing consortium. Our goal is to sustain the local economy by offering a unique tourism product; of which Nelson has lots to offer. Please contact Rebeckah today to find out more about our program!
........................................................................."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