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Whitewater Ski Resort

Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, renowned for epic winters, Whitewater’s dependable dry snowfall totals over 12 meters a season.  That’s close to 40 feet. And there’s more. Factor in the 5,400 ft/ 1,640 m base elevation and the 2,044 ft/ 623 m vertical drop and you have one memorable ski experience. Whether you choose to experience the new Glory Ridge chair or the originals Summit and Silver King, you will not be disappointed!

There is a ski destination in British Columbia where time almost stands still, where there is no cell reception on the chair lifts, where people look you in the eye and say hello. Learn more here.

For those looking for a different style of skiing, Whitewater also offers 13 km of Nordic Trails.

Approximately 19 km (20 minute drive) from Nelson.

Mountain Stats

Season Length: Early December to early April

Average Snowfall: 12 m / 40 feet

Average Temperature: –8 C

Elevation:       

  • Base: 1380 metres/4526 feet

  • Summit: 2398 metres/7867 feet

  • Vertical Drop: 623 metres/2044 feet

Total Terrain: 1184 acres/ 479 ha

Lifts: 3

  • 1 triple chair lift (Glory Ridge)

  • 2 double chair lifts (Silver King and Summit Chair)

  • 1 handle tow (The Hummer)

Number of Trails: 78

Number of Parks/Pipes: 1 (Rail Park with up to 12 features)

Terrain Difficulty:

  • Beginner - 12%

  • Intermediate - 32%

  • Advanced - 44%

  • Expert -12 %

Lift & Nordic Trail Hours:

  • Silverking/Summit Chair: 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

  • Glory Ridge Chair: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Groomed Nordic Skiing/Snowshoe Trails? Yes *13 trails on 15 km groomed and trackset for classic and skating

On hill child Care? No

On hill accommodations?  No

On hill village?  No

Silver King Trail Map

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Easiest Trails

 

More Difficult

 

Most Difficult

 

1. Silver King Skiway
2. Quartz Skiway
3. Upper Concentrator    
4. Kootenay Flats
5. Little Mucker
6. Yankee Girl
7. Crystal Skiway
8. Sluice Box
8. Sluice Box
9. Canadian Belle
10. Huckleberry Trail    
11. Jackpot
12. Silver Ledge
13. Racers Line
14.Yankee Girl
15. Nugget
16. Tramline
17. Concentrator Trees
18. Lower Concentrator
19. Kootenay Belle
20. Rockers

RP Rail Park

 

Summit Trail Map

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Easiest

 

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21. Hummer    22. Joker
23. Motherlode
24. Sleeper Ski Way    
25. Paydirt
26. Bonanza
27. Gold Pan
28. Catch Basin
29. C Shaft
30. B Shaft
31. A Shaft
32. Enchanted Forest
33. Catch Basin Ski Way
34. High Grade
35. Powder Keg Bowl
36. Galena
37. Quicksilver Glades
38. Blast
39. Sleeper
40. Blast Skiway
41. Ignitor
42. Diamond Drill
43. Dynamite
44. Glory Basin
45. Summit Chair Skiway
46. Parking Lot Skiway

 

Glory Ridge Trail Map

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More Difficult

 

Most Difficult

 

Extreme

 

51. Summit Ski Way
52. Tailings
53. Claim Jumper
54. Morning Glory
55. Ramble On
56. Back Side Ski Way    
57. Leave Some
58. Take Some
59. Back Side Ski Out
60. A (Future Run)
61. B (Future Run)
62. C (Future Run)
63. Buckshot
64. Fuse
65. Bound For Glory    
66. Jack Leg
67. Single Malt
68. Det Cord
69. Back Burner
70. Jack Leg Glades
71. Old Growth Glades
72. Giddy Up Gully
73. Backside
74. Backside Bowl
75. Knee Deep Glades
76. Brake Line

Nordic Trail Map

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