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Opening Day Winter Operations 2022

Snow conditions are looking great with over 114 cm of settled snowpack. You’ll be sure to enjoy the skiing and riding quality as you find yourself in some of our favourite light and fluffy snow. It’s going to be an awesome opening weekend welcoming back our Whitewater community!

Here is everything you need to know before arriving at the mountain on December 9th:

Mountain Operations

Thanks to the hard work of our mountain operations team, we will be opening up 85% of the Summit chair terrain on opening day!

Lift Tickets

We will be offering 50% off our full mountain lift ticket rates until the Silver King is back up and running. Please note that with the Silver King and Glory chairs not running for opening, the only green terrain offered will be from the Hummer Handle Tow. We will update our guests with more information about the Silver King chair repair and the quality of the Glory terrain next week, but we're optimistic that we'll have them spinning very soon!

Plus, when we move to full mountain operations, you can pre-purchase your Lift Tickets online to save up to 25% off the window rates! Don’t waste time purchasing your ticket at the hill if you want first chair. Online rates are available until midnight the night before you hit the hill.

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Mountain Conditions

Although the snow conditions are great, it is still early season conditions so please ski and ride with care. We ask guests to respect all terrain closures, which are in place for your safety and the safety of our on-mountain teams. More runs will open as soon as conditions permit, but until then please take a cautious approach to terrain selection. Safety first!

Parking & Shuttle

Whitewater has 5 parking lots to access its base resort operation and Nordic facilities, and there are a few changes to traffic flow this season. We ask all guests to review the recommended travel paths when navigating the resort to ensure smooth arrivals and departures.

Getting here

Traffic Flow Updates

Resort Services

Guest Services | Open 8:00am - 4:00pm

Please visit Guest Services for Season Pass pick-up, shuttle bookings, lost & found, and answers to any questions you may have to make your time at Whitewater more enjoyable. For Lift Tickets, head on over to our Ticket Window anytime between 8:15am - 2:00pm.

Rental Shop | Open 8:15am - 4:00pm

Regardless of your ability level, we will do our best to enhance your Whitewater experience by getting you equipped with skis and boards that will match your approach to our mountain's wide variety of terrain.

Fresh Tracks Café | 8:15am - 4:00pm

Fresh, creative, wholesome meals that defy the expectations of typical cafeteria food, Fresh Tracks Café is truly the feather in the cap of a legendary skiing experience. And this season, breakfast is BACK! Check out this season’s menu!

Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub | 11:00am - Closing

Located in a cozy, rustic timber-framed environment, Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub sets the stage for epic stories of knee deep powder over delicious food and local Nelson Brewing Company (NBC) beer. Check out this season’s menu!

Taco Tin | 10:00am - 4:00pm (depending on business levels)

The Taco Tin is located at the base area and serves up tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and hot espresso drinks. Check out this season's menu!

Fresh Track Café Express (Snack Bar) | 11:00am - closing

Fresh Tracks Café Express serves everything from coffee and freshly-baked muffins and alternative lunch options. Come check out our fresh menus items, including our new Noods to go!

Hours of Operation

Season Passes

Season Passes are available for pickup at our downtown office located at 602 Lake Street 7 days a week from 8:30am - 5pm and Lift Tickets can be purchased on resort at our Guest Services Ticket Window from 8:15am - 2:00pm. Friendly reminder to pre-purchase your Lift Tickets online after December 16th to save up to 25% off the window rates!

If you haven't yet filled out your waiver, click the link below:

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Snow Reports

Sign up to our newsletter for daily snow reports and powder alerts to be the first to know. Also, don’t forget about our Snow Phone updated with road, grooming, and snow conditions every morning around 6:00am. Our Snow Phone number is (250) 352-7669, don’t hesitate to give it a call!

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Nordic Operations

The Nordic Centre is located near Parking Lot #3 and is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 3:00pm. If you would like to access our multi-use trails, this requires a free Nordic Day Pass, which you can pick up from the Main Lodge or the Skier Services building. Check out our Nordic Trail Maps and Status page for more information.

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