If you’re searching for winter’s soul, and an authentic ski holiday destination, there is a place, Whitewater Ski Resort. Located along Canada’s famous Powder Highway, Whitewater is renowned for receiving over 12 metres of light powder every season over its 623 metres of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls, and glades all sitting beneath the resort’s stunning Ymir Peak.


Nestled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, Whitewater is a simple and laid back resort renowned for its abundance of powder and its legendary backcountry terrain. The mantra “pure, simple & real… deep” says it all about this resort,it maintains its small mountain charm rather than pulling in the crowds meaning you aren’t waiting in lift lines to discover that fresh powder. Plus with a short 20 minute drive you will arrive in the thriving arts & culture city of Nelson, here you will find over 40 restaurants, hot springs, an abundance of accommodation and a  fantastic winter vibe.

  • Funky, historic town, of Nelson
  • Nelson, joint winners of the Best Ski Town in North America in the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown
  • Internationally acclaimed food at a reasonable price
  • Warm Canadian hospitality from cordial locals
  • Renowned for powder, bowls and glades
  • Over 12m every season of light dry powder snow

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,398 Metres
Base Elevation 1,646 Metres
Vertical Drop 623 Metres
Skiable Terrain 1,184 Acres
Lifts 4 lifts
Runs 82
Avg. Annual Snowfall 12 Metres
Terrain Beginner 10%
Terrain Intermediate 32%
Terrain Advanced 47%
Terrain Expert 11%
Ski in / Ski out No

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Other Activites

At Whitewater there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowcat skiing
  • Heli Skiing

Getting There

Getting to Whitewater

Whitewater is located in Southern British Columbia, Canada.

Fly into the Canadian Rockies International Airport located only an approx 3 hour drive away from Whitewater.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Whitewater has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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