Do yourself a favour and hit up this little gem of a mountain. Located just outside of the very unique town of Nelson, B.C., Whitewater is one of those local vibe resorts that just feels like home.
This place is a favourite of many Powder Highway veterans, because of its real-life ski culture. Whitewater gets a lot of snow, the terrain is great and the tree skiing is all-time.
Amazingly, The Canadian best-selling Whitewater Cookbook grew out of the day lodge cafeteria. New for this season is a new quad chair to replace the old summit double chair, renovated day lodge and more parking.
The stats on Whitewater include 12 metres of snowfall, 623 metres of vertical, four lifts and 81 runs.
Make friends with the locals on the chair ride; they might show you their favourite forest glades. Also, go to the backside as it holds snow long after the storm has passed. You can spend the better part of a day ripping these perfectly spaced out trees and riding the Glory Ridge Chair.
Whitewater isn’t open in the summer, but Nelson has a fantastic lake, arts and beach scene.