Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
Sandman Hotel Castlegar- Featuring 134 comfortable rooms,an indoor pool, whirlpool and on-site dining at the newly renovated Maxwells Grill, you will enjoy your stay at the Sandman Hotel -Castlegar. Accommodating good sense.
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing offers spectacular ski terrain in a weather zone known for epic dumps of powder snow, year after year. For more than 40 years, we’ve provided the wilderness ski experience of a lifetime to thousands of people who showed up as skiers, and left one week later, as friends.
Imagine a mountain playground almost double the size of Whistler Blackcomb – for just 24 skiers or riders.
We call it The Ultimate Wilderness Ski Experience!
Office Hours: (all times PST)
Mon to Fri: 9am – 4pm
Helicopter Adventures, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, snowcat skiing, heli-biking. Stay with us at the Snowwater Creek Lodge in the Bonnington Mountains or spend the evenings in Nelson.
Join us for this all you can ski, powder buffet in the legendary Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia. With our snowcat backup – we guarantee you ski or ride everyday no matter what the weather is doing!
Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day – guaranteed. Unlike other operations now offering snowcat backup – we were a snowcat skiing operation first – so the quality of our backup terrain is superb.
Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Our guest lodges offer six guest suites, all with queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and infloor heating.
Exclusive accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
Innovative, delicious cuisine
House wine or draft beer (does not include spirits, cocktails or wine from the cellar)
Professionally certified guides
Stellar Heli Skiing we fly with the powerful A-star helicopter, small groups of four skiers and their guide skiing at your pace. Vast terrain with unlimited alpine and open treeline skiing.
At Summit Mountain Guides, we offer professional mountain guiding services and instruction for the vertically inclined. Our winter and summer programs include beginner to advanced mountaineering, backcountry ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, trekking and hiking trips.
We offer daily-guided programs or multi-day backcountry adventures throughout Western Canada and in Europe. Join us as an individual, group, with your family or staff team for training in avalanche awareness, ski touring skills, rock climbing and ropes rescue skills, ice climbing instruction or learn to mountaineer programs.
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At Summit Mountain Guides, we provide our guests with professionally certified and experience guides & instructors (IFMGA / ACMG / CAA) who take pleasure in helping you achieve your personal goals. Our guides and instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Canadian Avalanche Association. They are trained in the most current safety standard, mountain rescue and wilderness first aid. On every program you will be guided and instructed by professionals who have many years of working experience in the industry. Below you will find a bio of some of the guides periodically working for SMG.
Located in the heart of British Columbia’s spectacular Kootenay Mountains Our full service, 56 room establishment is centrally located and close to lakes, hiking, ski hills, golf courses, historic Nelson and other historic sites. For your comfort and convenience, we have recently renovated all our corporate rooms to include all new furnishings, carpet and workstations. All corporate rooms are now hardwired with wireless high speed internet, and also feature fully renovated bathrooms.
The Savoy Hotel in historic Nelson, BC is your one-stop shop when it comes to good times and great food. A boutique 12 room hotel in Nelson, British Columbia. While the historic Savoy Hotel is over 100 years old, making it a heritage hotel, it has undergone extensive renovations that see the hotel combine modern finishings with a mountain vibe, designed and built by local architects and craftsmen. If you are looking for accommodation, or where to stay in Nelson BC, look no further than The Savoy Hotel.
Silver Root Taphouse, a gastropub with great food. The Breakfast Hut for all day breakfast and yummy burgers. Bloom is Nelson BC’s premiere nightclub, featuring a living wall, world-class visuals and lighting, and a state-of-the-art PK sound system.
Gourmet Pizza at 2 for 1 Prices. Who says pizza can’t be healthy? With ingredients like olive oil, whole wheat flour and sauce made from scratch, our pizza is not just healthier than others – it tastes better! Try our pulled pork toasted subs and European-style grilled paninis too.
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
On the corner of Victoria and Falls Streets. Walking distance to the heart of historic downtown Nelson! Return to one of 4 of our bright, clean, and warmly decorated heritage suites to enjoy all of the amenities of home. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a gaggle of children and the family pet, you’re welcome!
The guesthouse has a fully fenced yard overflowing with perennial flowers and rose bushes as well as walnut and apricot trees. Each suite contains a well equipped kitchenette, private full bathroom, private entrance, a large deck or veranda with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ, wireless internet, cable TV/DVD, laundry facilities, storage for skis and bikes, off street parking, and a telephone for local or calling card calls. We are just fifteen minutes from Whitewater ski/snowboard resort.
The Villa Motel is located right by Nelson’s Orange Bridge, with views of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountains. It is ideally situated away from Nelson’s city noise with plenty of free parking while being a close 4 minute drive to Baker Street. There is a Chinese/Western restaurant on-site to satiate your traveling hunger. Take a stroll over B.O.B. (Big Orange Bridge) to enjoy the beach across the lake and adventure through Nelson’s Lakeside Park.
With 40 units and 8 different room types, on-site restaurant, indoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, guest laundromat, and a large free parking lot all on 2 acres of land, the Villa Motel strives to be an all inclusive resting location for travelers.
West Coast Grill has the best patio in town, overlooking the lake and marina! Our concept is a West Coast style food with a strong focus on locally sourced ingredients throughout a diverse menu for all ages. Our menu has a variety of gluten free and vegetarian dishes as well. Come visit us, it will be a pleasure to serve you!
We have 17 beers on tap, a selection of BC wines and a great Happy Hour. We offer murder mystery dinners for groups! Come down to the lake side of Nelson!
Our Annual events:
Mid-February : Appetite for Art – Food and Art evening (Nelson & District Arts Council fundraiser)
June 16th 2019: Master Shucker & Caesar Throwdown (oyster shucker and caesar competition) on the patio.
September 21st 2019 : Kutenei Oktoberfest – Beer and food festival
If you’re looking for an authentic winter adventure and a truly Canadian ski vacation, you’ve found it. Whitewater Ski Resort. Pure, Simple and Real…DEEP.
What do you get when you add over 40 feet of annual snowfall, delicious, mega flavorful pow chow, and an unbeatably friendly community? WH2O, the Powder Formula. If you’re looking for the ski vacation experience of a lifetime, you’ll find it here at Whitewater Ski Resort, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains.
Pure, Simple & Real …DEEP
Deep in British Columbia’s Kootenay region exists a one of a kind experience, one that is often hard to define. For those with a passion for epic winters, in a most unique and authentic setting, there is a place…Whitewater Ski Resort.
Launched in October 2016, Yum Son is Nelson’s very first Viet-Modern restaurant. Bringing the flavours of Southeast Asia into each of our cocktails and culinary dishes, we strive to find balance in each of our unique creations. All of our meat is hormone & antibiotic free, sustainably raised & provincially sourced. Wherever possible, our veggies are sourced seasonally & locally from farmers and friends.
We are open daily for lunch & dinner service.