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White Water Ski resort is situated near the town of Neslon also known as ‘the Queen City’ and famous for the architecture of its buildings. You can access the city nd then the ski station taking the highway 3A, the nearest airport being Castlegar. It is the place to be for powder snow with epic snowfalls from the beginning of winter and fresh powder snow from the end of December to early April if you arrive after the snowfall!

It is deep and fresh and added to the large number of slopes, White Water has everything to be one of the most attrative stations of the country. Throughout a winter season, more than 12 meters (40 feet) of dry snow fall, added to the low temperature of the country – -8 degrees Celsius on average in winter- the quality of the snow is absolutely excellent.

White Water ski resort

White Water ski resort: off-piste adventure

You have a huge number of slopes and a Snow park, but what is even more attractive is the off-piste adventure: you can ski through the forest, experience skiing in untouched snow bowls or glades. Whether you prefer the Glory ridge side, the Summit side, or the Silver king side, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

The resort totals 4 lifts and 82 runs! The 4 lifts can take you up the Silver King, the Glory Ridge or the summit and you can then go down one of the slopes, depending on your level. The last triple chair was settled in in 2010 and the three others are two double chairs and one tow.

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White Water ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/whitewaterskiresort

From the easiest to the hardest, the resort provides all types of runs adapted to beginners as well as experts, and you can experience both the Alpine Terrain and the Nordic and Multi-Use Trail.

The Alpine Terrain is dedicate to the ski and snowboard using artificial lifts, however the Nordic And Multi-Use Trail offers you an even broader range of trails without artificial locomotion, it is absolutely ideal for cross-country skiing. But be careful if you go off-piste because due to the size of the snow-pack and how steep the mountain is, avalanches are a real risk around the resort. Be well-informed before going off trail.

Sustainable development of the White Water ski resort

Whitewater was awarded a silver award in January 2020 as part of Sustainable Tourism Canada’s Certification Program.

Upon receiving this recognition, Whitewater will continue to work closely with Green Step to enhance and further develop its sustainability policies and practices.

White Water actively encourages staff and guests to reduce their impact on the environment by carpooling and taking public transport where possible. As of March 2019, a priority parking area near the day lodge has been introduced for high-occupancy vehicles carrying 3 or more passengers. Shuttle buses are provided where feasible for the use of staff and guests.

White Water ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/whitewaterskiresort

Unforgettable experiences in White Water

A hectic day Heliskiing

Prepare to experience one of the greatest rides of your life! Using Kaslo, BC as your base, you can soar through stunning alpine landscapes, steep trees, pools and everything in between it’s all up to you.

Embrace the limitless vertical and ski or snowboard as far as your legs can take you, and then return to Kaslo for some well-earned drinks and nibbles.

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Heliskiing in the White Water ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/whitewaterskiresort

Discover cross-country skiing in 2 hours!

The perfect way to get into cross-country skiing. Over the course of two hours, you will be shown the basics of how to dress properly, how to put on your equipment, how to control your pace, how to stop and spin. Included in the lesson is a full day ticket, rentals and a two hour lesson, for you to indulge in this fun and known winter sport.

Nordic Skiing in the White Water ski resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/whitewaterskiresort

White Water mountain resort in summer

Find the hidden gem near the White Water resort in the town of Kootenays 

Within a few hours of the nearest international airport, Nelson and the surrounding area has long been a gem of the Kootenays.

While you won’t find large crowds of people here, you will find some of the most unique and welcoming residents in British Columbia.

Travelers can explore the picturesque towns of Kaslo, Ymir and Salmo, or unwind their aching muscles after a long day of powder hunting at Ainsworth’s.

Kotenay’s bridge – Source: https://www.wikipedia.org

Find the hidden gem near the White Water resort in the town of Kootenays 

Dip in into the spa resorts that are home to some of the most healing thermal waters in North America.

The owner of the Halcyon Sanitarium until 1955, General Frederick Burnham, who believed that these lithium abundant waters should be enjoyed by the entire human race. Come and stay here to rest, de-stress and rejuvenate in the therapeutic waters of Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia, where you can enjoy the benefits of the healing waters of the Halcyon Sanitarium.

Halcyon hot springs – Source: https://halcyon-hotsprings.com/spa/

Hotels in White Water

Prestige Lakeside Resort, BW Premier Collection Hotel ***

Boasting a superb waterfront location within walking distance of the city centre, Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre Nelson, offers the best of both worlds.

Unwind in the resort’s pristine lush surroundings and soak up the views of Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk Mountains or indulge in the proximity of water activities such as sea kayaking and sailing. Offering 101 rooms in a variety of room categories, the resort is perfectly adapted to suit all travelers.

On-site dining options include the Port701 Marinaside Dining & Lounge as well as the Awaken Café. The resort also includes an indoor swimming pool, a health club and offers meeting and event space for as many as 425 people.

Prestige Lakeside Resort, BW Premier Collection Hotel – Source: https://www.bestwestern.fr/

The Adventure Hotel

Set deep in the Selkirk Mountains, and nestled centrally in the hub of downtown Nelson, this hotel 3-star hotel offers a modern, European vibe to the heritage capital of British Columbia.

Be it casual fine dining at Louie’s Steakhouse & Bar, casual game viewing with friends at The Uptown Sportsbar or a mid morning drink at Empire Coffee, The Adventure Hotel has it all going on under one roof.

The Adventure Hotel – Source: https://www.facebook.com/adventure.nelson/


Cloudside is the #1 rated hotel in Nelson (TripAdvisor, Expedia, Google, Booking.com,) thanks to its location in the heart of Nelson’s historic city centre, and its stylish and contemporary boutique alternative style.

Each individually decorated and contemporary unit has a private bathroom, complimentary high-speed internet Wi-Fi, refrigerator facilities, HD TV, air-conditioning and heating which is individually controlled.

Off street private parking is available at the back of the property, where there is also easier access for checked-in guests.

Cloudside Hotel -Source: https://www.cloudside.ca/

Skiing in White Water : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Known as ‘the Queen City’ and famous for the architecture of its buildings.

✅ One of the few Canadian resorts where one can practice heliskiing.

✅ Part of Sustainable Tourism Canada’s Certification Program.

✅ Home to 82 pistes and a 4 hour drive away from the city of Kelowna.