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Just 25 minutes from downtown Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort is a world-class ski destination that still enjoys a well-deserved laid back reputation.

Averaging 40 feet of snow and with 81 runs, it's been called "one of the best powder mountains on the continent" by Powder Magazine. And with the lodge base at 5400 feet and lifts up to 6700 feet, it is a consistent and reliable snow destination for those seeking winter ski getaways.


The Whitewater ski resort is a little gem known for its deep powder and easy access to a great variety of backcountry ski touring. It is located in the Selkirk mountains and is a 20 minute drive from downtown Nelson. The backcountry terrain in this area is varied and accessible. The road to the resort and the ski lifts provide a speedy access to varied day touring options in four different valleys. The terrain provides a good mixture of open tree skiing and alpine bowls and interesting ski peaks.


At 1780m, perched between the snowy little towns of Salmo and Creston, Kootenay Pass is the highest road accessible mountain pass in British Columbia. It is an hour away from Nelson's downtown.

Kootenay Pass offers a great variety of day touring options in five different valleys. Here we will ski some of the best tree skiing in the southern Selkirks along with fantastic sub-alpine ridges boasting a great variety of open terrain. There are even some interesting ski peaks for those interested. This classic West Kootenay venue is a must for all visiting ski tourers.