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Located just 20 minutes from the quirky and hip town of Nelson BC, Whitewater is an eclectic mix of huge snowfalls, short lift lines and big characters. Expect cold, light snow, small town vibes and more backcountry terrain than you can shake a stick at.

Whitewater sits in the Selkirk Mountain range of British Columbia’s interior region. Whilst you will find all manner of chutes, glades and bowls in the resort, the lift-accessed backcountry area is where Whitewater really shines. With only 3 chairlifts (and a 4th planned for 2023), most skiers are blown away with the amount of terrain at the resort, and just outside the boundary. Whether you want to stay in the bustling town of Nelson, or retreat to the crackling fire of a rustic log cabin, we can help you plan your perfect adventure.

Legendary powder and local food scene

Whitewater and the town of Nelson are perfect destinations for those of you looking to get off the beaten path and discover the true heartbeat of BC’s powder skiing scene. Ski powder without the lift lines, shop at funky thrift shops or sample the incredible local dining scene, Nelson has a bit of everything, whilst still retaining that small town charm.

We often incorporate a ski trip to Whitewater with a visit to Rossland and RED Mountain Resort, just an hour down the road, or as part of a bigger loop around the Powder Highway with a few days in Revelstoke.

Looking to ski Whitewater and explore other resorts around the Powder Highway? Chat with one of our BC-based ski experts for first-hand, unbiased advice on your ski adventure.