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Photo courtesy David R. Gluns

The Nelson area is considered by many to have some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions on the North American continent. Both Ski Canada Magazine and Powder Magazine have declared the area's conditions as superb. People come from all over the world to experience the deep and fluffy powder snow that falls each winter. Whitewater Ski Resort is the centre-piece for the area, and is consistently ranked as one of the best facilities for those skiers and boarders looking for an exceptional winter holiday. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Nelson, Whitewater is perfectly situated to maximize your time on the mountain.

For the more adventurous, we have challenging skiing with various world renowned Heli and Cat Skiing companies. Up to 42 feet of average snowfall per season, and a range of 12,000 to 18,000 feet of vertical, leave the most avid skier's heart thumping. Eco-friendly lodging and certified guides help you experience untracked bowls, spacious glades and peaks well above the tree lines.


Photo © Sean Kilpatrick

Cross-country skiing trails are abundant in theNelson area. The Nelson Nordic Ski Club grooms over 25 kilometers of trails, for both beginners and intermediate level skiers, Unrivaled for their natural beauty and variety.They are available for the enjoyment of all with Daily, Nightly, and/or monthly fees. The trails are conveniently located near Whitewater Ski Resort, only fifteen minutes from downtown Nelson. You can call their snow phone (250) 354-4292 for trail conditions. Cross-country ski trails are also located at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, and, of course, you can always head into the backcountry for some magnificent touring or telemarking.


Nelson Area Skiing

Selkirk Wilderness Skiing
Nelson, BC
(250) 366-4424
Whitewater Ski Resort
Nelson, BC
1-800-666-9420
(250) 354-4944

Baldface Lodge
Nelson, BC
250-352-0006

Summit Mountain Guides
Nelson, BC
(250) 354-4884

Deep Lines Guiding Service
Nelson, BC
(250) 354-5376

Mountain Sense
Nelson, BC
(250)505-5139

For more information on all the activities available to you in and around Nelson, please drop by our Visitor Centre.
91 Baker Street, Nelson BC V1L 4G8
Phone: (250) 352-3433
Toll Free: 1-877-663-5706