After only one day at this resort, my impression does not really match other recommendations on the Internet. Sure, with fresh snow, it has to be great, and they usually get a lot of snow. Without fresh snow for a few days, the vertical is just not good enough, and the two slow double chairs are a pain. Then again, if you like quiet resorts, this is the place to be. Without powder and at mid-week, there were just a few cars in the parking lot, and it was very quiet all day long.

If you like hiking a lot, this place should be on your list. I haven’t done any hiking, but the amount of potential and tracks I could see all day long is immense.

Update 2009

New policy (taken from the Web site): No hiking or ski touring allowed within the Whitewater Ski Area boundary before, during or after operating hours. Single ride lift tickets are available to allow access to the backcountry during operating hours. For more info please phone our office.


  • If I remember right, there is no on-hill accommodation. The resort is close enough to Red Mountain (Rossland) and therefore good for a day trip. Nelson is the other town where you could stay.

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