Southeast of Nelson in the Selkirk Mountains, the Whitewater Ski Resort has 52 runs served by 4 lifts accessing a maximum vertical drop of 2,044 feet. The runs are spread across three distinct areas including the new Glory Ridge, the older Summit area and the Silver King area.
At Whitewater Ski Resort, make sure to check out the newer triple chair, Glory Ridge Lift, that adds an additional 700 feet of vertical to the resort and provides access to the Backside backcountry gladed paradise known for its steeps.
If you are looking for nightlife, make sure to check out the Uptown Sports Bar.
To reach the snowboarding at Whitewater Ski Resort from Nelson, head south on Highway 6 towards Salmo for 12km. Turn left on signed access road for 6km to parking area.
Overall, Whitewater Ski Resort is the 26th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 27 snowboarding resorts in British Columbia.
Local Contacts: Whitewater Ski Resort (250) 354-4944; Nelson Tourism (250) 352-3433; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Cloudside Inn; Silver King Hideway (250) 354-4340; Dancing Bear Inn (250) 352-7573; Villa Motel (250) 352-5515
Luxury Loding: Red Fish Lodge (800) 811-6388; Prestige Lakeside Resort (250) 352-7222; Ainsworth Hot Springs (250) 229-4212; Grand Hotel, Nelson
Breakfast Restaurant: Full Circle Cafe, Nelson; Oso Negro Coffe, Nelson
Reference Source: click here http://www.skiwhitewater.com/
GPS: 49.445807, -117.148676
Date Published: 2/29/2016
Date Updated: 12/20/2017
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