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“Best kept secret”

Whitewater Ski Resort
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, renowned for epic winters, Whitewater’s dependable dry snowfall totals over 13.5 meters a season. That’s more than 44 feet. And there’s more. Factor in the 5,400ft/ 1,640m base elevation, world renowned Fresh Tracks Cafe and you have the most reliable ski resort in the west.Come experience True Kootenay Mountain Culture.
Nelson, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best kept secret”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Probably am torn about leaving a review as we don't want it to get touristy and crowded! Awesome scenery, snow, people, terrain for everyone. And the food in the lodge is extra special to be sure!

Visited December 2013
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English first
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Deep & Steep”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Best little ski hill going -friendly vibes, small crowds, stupendous snow, award winning lodge-food, what else could you want?!!

Visited January 2013
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Nelson, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

No long lines, groomers and more powder than you can handle. The locals are friendly and in front of you on the chair. The lodge is well run, the food is fantastic, and the whole staff kicks @#! from the lifties to the peeps in the pub!!!

Visited February 2013
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Nelson, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The least pretentious "resort" in Canada”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

People come to whitewater for the snow. Powder so light its like skiing in feathers.
No Pretenders here; Its all very real.

Great snow,food and people.

Visited December 2012
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Nelson, BC, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“powder heaven”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Great terrain and some of the best powder any where. Nelson has some great restaurants.The food at the hill is healthy and first rate.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Kevin M
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