Whitewater Ski Resort, British Columbia

Pure, Simple and Real Deep

Recently named one of North America's Best Ski Resorts by Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences, Whitewater hosts a dependable dry snowfall that totals more than 40 feet per season. Combine that with terrain for all abilities, the funky ski town of Nelson, BC and the best food at any Canadian ski resort at Fresh Track's Café - and you've got a true sample of Kootenay Mountain Culture.

With majestic Ymir Peak as a backdrop, you can hop off the lift and head in any direction! Within Whitewater, you'll find something for everyone. Trees, bowls, steeps, groomed cruisers and of course, POWDER!

What sets Whitewater apart from other resort areas is the step back in time.
Its rustic, full service day lodge has all that's important, an award winning menu, cold, local brew and friendly folks.

The Whitewater Nordic Centre offers 15 kms of cross country/nordic terrain and an accessed collection of incomparable mountain scape views. New this year to Whitewaters Nordic Centre is the 5 kms of multi use trails - open to snow bikes and dogs! The supernatural backcountry surrounding Whitewater is a place for adventure, peace and above all - respect. Before venturing out of bounds, Whitewater management strongly recommends all enthusiasts be equipped with backcountry knowledge and gear. Whitewater offers avalanche courses as well as a variety of mountain learning programs.


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Mountain Statistics for Whitewater Ski Resort
Base Elevation: 5,400 ft (1,646 meters)
Summit Elevation: 7,867 ft (2,398 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,044 ft (623 m)
Skiable Area: 1,184 acres (479 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 480 in (1,219 cm)
Longest Run: 9,843 ft (3,000 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,500 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Surface Tow
2 Double Chairs
1 Triple Chair
Number of Trails: 81
Trail Ratings for Whitewater Ski Resort
Easiest: Easiest 10%
More Difficult: More Difficult 32%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 47%
Experts Only: Experts Only 11%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Whitewater Ski Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 15 km
Snowshoe Trails: Yes