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A short 15 minute journey from the quaint culture charm town of Nelson, on British Columbia's famous Powder Highway you find the legendary winter resort, Whitewater. With it's incredible 40ft of snowfall, thats nearly four stories! Is a resort that has surprisingly retained its laid-back winter vibe that is rare amongst big business resorts.

Whitewater continues to gain notoriety in national ski magazines and the ski and board film scene. You may remember seeing clips of Whitewater and Nelson from films such as The Art Of Flight and Twelve. Proving that if you're a crazed powder fiend it should be on your radar as a destination to explore! And explore with a mighty grin you will, this one of a kind location delivers dry deep powder the Whistler crowds dream of, huge vertical varied terrain and a vast easy access backcountry you never thought was possible. It's a resort that is super friendly and literally lives, breaths and sleeps snow.

Opening a vast expanse of advanced terrain, exceptional old growth tree skiing and nearly doubling, yes doubling the worlds biggest little resort, the new Glory Ridge triple chair rises 2,042 vertical feet, carrying skiers and boarders to terrain and powder turns like they've only ever wished for. Between us, Whitewater is one of North America's great winter playgrounds and if you are looking for the skiing or boarding experience of a lifetime your've just found it!

"It's a resort that is super friendly and literally lives, breaths and sleeps snow."

Whitewater Snowboarder enjoy deep pow

Coming around the corner on Whitewater road, you're hit with spectacular views of Ymir Peak. A breathtaking and impressive mountain that just makes you want to go skiing or boarding from the moment you see it.

"The unlucky ones ski and ride for a few days or even a week, we stay for the entire season!"

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Whitewate ski resort has 40ft of snowfall

Resortfacts.
Whitewater
  • Snowfall 12m, 40Ft
  • Resort Area: 1184 Acres (479 hectares)
  • Summit: 2398m (7,867 ft)
  • 69 Designated Trails
  • 13% Beginner
  • 32% Intermediate
  • 42% Expert
  • 13% Extreme
  • 3 Lifts
  • Terrain Park
  • 1 Restaurants, Cafes and Delis
Xtraactivities.
Whitewater
  • Snowcat Tours
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skate Park
  • Day Trips To Other Resorts On The Powder Highway
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Gym / Swimming
Amenities.
Whitewater
  • Supermarkets
  • Liquor Stores
  • ATM's
  • Banks
  • Money Exchange
  • Rental Shop
  • Ski & Board Repair Shops
  • Retail Outlets

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