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“Ski Nirvana!!!!”

Whitewater Ski Resort
Ranked #5 of 38 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.
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This mountain has to be one of the best kept secrets in Canada! To be fair it is really not a great place for the piste only skier..... Except that the food and coffee is better than any other ski hill in Canada ... So come for just that!!!
However off piste is where Whitewater excels.... My friends ( very serious skiers!!!!) told me that with the new Glory Ridge chair Whitewater has some of the best glading in Canada....they were correct!
However it is often difficult as a visitor to get to the best spots. This is where Whitewater has hit on a winner! Their IN DEEP programme where for $20 they will guide you into the locals' spots is a complete winner!! After 2 sessions I still had no idea where I was but Duncan and Alex respectively had shown me some of the best stashes on the mountain... This has to be the best deal in Canada!! Combined with friendly staff, amazing ski hosts, kids who ski like demons, food to die for ( and you can buy the recipe book) this is a must go to Mountain! And while you are there stay in Nelson as your base! For a serious skier/ boarder ( yes there is even a place to those who have gone across to the dark side!!) you will die happy after going here!!!

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Small resort with great snow and runs and no waiting for lifts! Amazing views, runs for beginners NAND off track powder and tree runs. Small lodge with really good food, not the normal ski hill junk food. There are three cook books from the lodge with amazing recipes. Views from the summit are breathtaking. If you haven't skied for a while book a discover package amazing value include gear lift pass and two hour lesson, best value ever.

Thank reggieboi
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We live in Whistler so time to send the crowds elsewhere. We visited over Christmas and the snow was patchy every where in BC and although WH20 didn't have as much as usual it was still very good steep fall line skiing that could be enjoyed. With the lack of people there I'm sure on a big pow day you could find fresh lines all day. The stunning was setting. The food service was exceptionally slow, we waited about 15 minutes for an average bacon sandwich in the morning and the lunch at the Express cafe took about 40 minutes to get with only about 6 people ahead of us for a fairly indifferent falafel wrap. I'd take a packed lunch next time to avoid the queues and enjoy the skiing more.

Thank Alex E
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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!

Thank LandDMemories
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

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

Thank DeBen_CA
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