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Whitewater Ski Resort Guide

Whitewater, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift6,693ft
Resort Height5,381ft
 Nearest AirportsCastlegar and Canadian Rockies
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Nestled in one of the most beautiful valleys in British Columbia, Whitewater Ski Resort combines small-town charm with epic terrain and unbeatable fresh powder. On average, Whitewater receives 10 metres of snow each season.


The Canadian ski resort of Whitewater is at an altitude of 5,381ft.

Whitewater has direct access to a total of 3 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,381ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 6,693ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Whitewater offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Whitewater is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Whitewater.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Whitewater?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Whitewater.

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Ski Area Stats

Whitewater Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
28 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Whitewater Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,693ft
Lowest Trail5,381ft
Resort Altitude (Whitewater)5,381ft
Max Vertical1,312ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Whitewater
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Whitewater Overview

With a base elevation at 5400 feet, or 1640 meters above sea level, Whitewater consistently provides fabulous conditions throughout the season.

Whitewater is suited for every type and level of skier or boarder, offering everything from smooth, groomed cruising runs to powder-filled steep-treed forests to wide open bowls. The Snow School is made up of qualified, experienced instructors and offers a wide range of programs and clinics to suit every level.

There is a fully serviced, cozy day lodge that offers all you will need to compliment your day on the mountain. The famous Fresh Tracks Café offers a fantastic array of healthy, eclectic and reasonably priced meals prepared fresh right in front of you.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Whitewater is 1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Whitewater?

This ski resort is in British Columbia, Canada.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Whitewater is Castlegar, 32 minutes drive away.

Canadian Rockies airport is also within three hours drive.

Castlegar is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Whitewater open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Whitewater, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Whitewater Tourist Office for the latest.

History and Development

Whitewater Ski Area was discovered in the late 1960's when two businessmen, Tex Mowatt and John Stanger, were joy riding on their motorcycles and came across a natural ski bowl. In 1969 the two men got together with the Silver King Ski Club and initiated the development of the Whitewater Basin. Today Whitewater is a large ski area spanning two mountains and served by three double chairs recognised for its open bowls, gladed chutes and tree skiing . Full on-site facilities include eateries, bar and rental and retail shop. Annual snowfall can exceed 1000 cm. 20 minute drive to all accommodations.