Whitewater

Pure, simple & real..Deep

Mountain Facts & Stats

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Whitewater Ski Resort has a well-deserved reputation for epic powder snowfalls with 40ft of the good stuff falling each year on average. Powder Magazine calls Whitewater, "One of the best powder mountains on the continent." And, Ski Canada has rated Whitewater to have the Best Deeps, Best Bowls and Best Glades. Don't just take their word for it, come experience it for yourself.

CATEGORY MOUNTAIN FACT
Conditions & Weather Click for up-to-date conditions and weather forecasts or
call 250.352.SNOW (7669) for our 24 hour snow report
Operating Season Early December to early April…click on our Events Calendar for specific dates
Lift & Nordic Trail Hours Silver King/Summit Chair              8:45am to 3:30pm
     Spring hours (Mar 8-Apr 5)      9:00am to 4:00pm
Glory Ridge Chair                        9:00am to 3:00pm
     Spring hours (Mar 8-Apr 5)      9:15am to 3:30pm
NOTE: Christmas Hours are from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Average Snowfall 12 m /40 feet!
Elevation Glory Ridge Lift Base: 1422 metres/4666 feet
Glory Ridge Lift Top: 2045 metres/6710 feet
Lodge base: 1646 metres/5400 feet
Summit Lift Top: 2042 metres/6700 feet
Ymir Peak: 2398 metres/7867 feet
Vertical Drop 623 metres/2044 feet
Alpine Skiable Terrain 479 ha/1184 acres
Average Winter Temperature –8º C/18º F
Lifts 1 triple chair lift (Glory Ridge), 2 double chair lifts (Silver King and Summit Chair) and one handle tow (The Hummer)
Uphill lift capacity: 4500/hour 
Alpine Terrain 81 runs, groomed, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing
  • 10% Easiest (8 runs)
  • 32%  More Difficult (26 runs)
  • 47%  Most Difficult (38 runs)
  • 11%  Expert (9 runs)
  • Rail Park - up to 12 features
  • Longest run - 3km/9843 feet/1.86 miles
Nordic & Multi Use Trails

13 trails on 15km groomed and trackset for classic and skating

     Trail Pass = $8 a day

10 km of snowshoe trails

     Trail Pass = $5 a day
5 km of multi use trails, including snow biking and dog friendly zone
     Trail Pass = $8 a day

On-hill Amenities Day Lodge, Mountain Learning Centre, Whitewater Store, Rentals & RepairsCoal Oil Johnny’s Pub, Fresh Tracks Café, Fresh Tracks Café Express
Accommodation No on-hill accommodation. Visit our Ski & Stay Packages for affordable accommodation options in the city of Nelson.
Location 15 - 20 minutes from the city of Nelson.  A daily shuttle is offered from Nelson.  Click HERE for more information on location and transportation.
Mailing Address PO Box 60
Nelson, BC
V1L 5P7
Lodge Capacity Main Lodge: 291
Bar: 81
Contact Us

Whitewater Ski Resort
Reservations: 800.666.9420

Snowphone: 250.352.SNOW (7669)
Office: 250.354.4944
Email: info@skiwhitewater.com

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"If you like deep snow, steep tree lines, and access to some fantastic lift assisted backcountry, Whitewater is for you. With over 45 ft a year of the white fluffy stuff there is nothing a person could like more"
biodan - Nelson BC
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