At the Whitewater BC Ski Resort Adventure Centre we love to share our passion and knowledge of mountain culture. Whether you are downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, cross country skiing, or heading off into the BC backcountry, our committed, professionally trained Snow School and Snow Safety instructors team together to offer a full range of lesson programs designed to provide you with an exceptional Whitewater experience.
Skiing or Snowboarding can be intimidating for first timers or those re-entering the sport after a long absence. At the Whitewater Mountain Adventure Centre, we have a variety of programs to choose from. Our Discover Programs will have beginners enjoying green and blue runs in a well laid out two step program. Ladies Day is our new ladies only lesson program on Monday mornings that includes a lunch and a lesson with like minded snow enthusiasts. Freeride Fridays are a chance for adults to find out what all the Freeride hype is about! These great new programs are for all levels with the option to ski, snowboard and to enjoy a great day on the slopes while making some new friends. Private lessons are offered daily and are your best value lesson option. Enjoy the instructor's complete focus on your ability. That's invaluable when you are seeking to develop specific skills quickly. Not only do privates give you one on one time with an instructor, they allow you to legally cut lift lines to get max runs in.
Back for its third year is our Powderhound Experience program which will help you get ready for that ultimate day of skiing or riding. We'll take you off the groomers and into terrain that is typical of heli and cat skiing operations and conveniently accessible with our Glory Ridge chairlift.
The Whitewater Ski and Board Club is for children ages 4 to 14 years broken down into 3 different age groups. It runs for 10 weeks on either Saturdays or Sundays and we have a 5 day camp over Christmas or Spring break as well. Drop in for the day, or the afternoon, the Whitewater Ski and Board Club will naturally develop your child's skills through fun activities and games.
Our Whitewater Freeride Team is our new competitive program for the emerging ski star aged 10 –18 years, who want to go from average joe to nearly pro in all aspects of skiing and riding. This is a competitive program with an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment. With safety in mind, our freestyle instructors will teach skiers how to perfect airs, jump with confidence and hone their overall free ride skills.
Three times during the season, we offer Level 1 Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance – (CSIA) and Level 1 Canadian Association for Snowboard Instructors- (CASI) courses. The courses are prerequisites for many ski and snowboard jobs around Canada. Get yourself certified and find a cool, outdoor job at Whitewater. Check our Events Calendar for dates.
Through our Snow Safety department, basic one day Avalanche Awareness courses are available throughout the season. Our three day program, Avalanche Skills Training, is recognized by the Canadian Avalanche Association and is highly recommended for anyone interested in travelling into the amazing BC backcountry surrounding the Whitewater Ski Resort. These courses and often required training for getting work in the mountains and for a job as in ski patrol.
Bring a friend, your family or come on your own and take advantage of our personable, friendly, skilled Snow School and Snow Safety staff who are waiting and willing to exceed all of your learning expectations. Ski BC.
........................................................................."Love everything about this mountain; the skiing, other skiers and staff, dining, the shopping and the smiles and friendliness. The skiing was wonderful! We are also big fans of Nelson, BC. Will go back next year! " Hedy V