Found near the town of Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort receives abundant natural snow - around 12 metres a season. The resort recently added a new chair lift to their suite, the Glory Ridge Chair, opening up even more terrain for enthusiasts to explore.

For more information regarding Whitewater ski holidays contact a friendly Flight Centre consultant and don't forget to ask about our great deals on hotels, tours, travel insurance, transfers and more.

Fast Facts

Ski Season:
Early December - Early April

Opening Times:
8.45am/9am - 3pm/3.30pm

Terrain Grades:
9 beginner runs, 21 intermediate runs, 34 advanced runs & 5 expert runs

1615m base elevation, 2400m top elevation

Lifts: 1 triple chair lift, 2 double chair lifts and 1 handle tow

Ski School:
Child and adult ski school catering to all ski and snowboard abilities

Cost of a Day Pass:

Car parks:
There are parking options available at Whitewater.

Getting There

The nearest international airports are in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. From Calgary and Vancouver there are domestic flights at Castlegar Airport, 41 km from Nelson. There are privately-operated shuttles from Nelson to Whitewater. Book flights online


There is no accommodation on the mountain. However there are options at nearby Nelson to cater for all budgets and taste. Book accommodation online

Car Hire

Hire a car in Vancouver, Calgary or Castlegar. Chains are essential so be sure to hire them also. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.

Travel Insurance

Skiing and snowboarding are great activities. So you can enjoy the snow with peace of mind, consider travel insurance for your winter holiday.


Whitewater hosts many events throughout the winter calendar including World Snowboard Day, Whitewater's Winter Carnival & Snow Ball Apres and the Whitewater Junior Freeski Competition.

All Inclusive Packages

For an all inclusive ski holiday package including flights, tours, ski passes and more please contact a Flight Centre consultant on 1800 200 6668 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Trail Map

Download the below PDF for a detailed map of the different trails available at Whitewater. On this map, blue lines represent intermediate trails and black lines are advanced trails. Straight red lines represent ski lifts.

Whitewater Trail Map [PDF]

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