Lift development, including tree falling, has begun on the Silver King slope. THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the Silver King terrain!

Blast Beerfest

March 25-26, 2023

Join us for the Blast Beerfest!

Join us as we celebrate the amazing local breweries and distilleries in our region. Come on out and sample the local brews while you enjoy some delicious Whitewater pow chow in our on-the-snow beer garden. Vote for your favourite beer, dance along to live music, and bask in the magnificent view of Ymir Peak.

Beer Garden | 11:00am - 4:00pm

Live Music | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Local brews, delicious food, and great friends - just how we like it: pure and simple.

We will be selling taster tokens that can be exchanged for 4oz samples as well as pint tokens that can be exchanged for 16oz drinks:

1 Token - $3.00

3 Tokens - $7.50

6 Tokens - $15.00

1 Pint Token - $8.00

Must be 19+ or with legal guardian to enter - valid government-issued ID will be required.

Saturday, March 25 - Tonik Distillery

Located halfway between Nelson and Castlegar, nestled alongside the banks of the Slocan River, Tonik's mission is to create beverages that remedy life’s most common ailments. These “Miracle Cures” were passed down many moons ago. Following these timeless recipes, Tonik crafts drinks that taste so great they might just be delivered straight from the heavens!

Enjoy sipping on a refreshing cocktail in their tasting room and a slice of their award-winning pizza!

For more info, visit

Saturday, March 25 - Torchlight Brewing Co.

Torchlight Brewing Co. started as an idea that two friends, Josh and Craig, had while enjoying some craft beer on a patio in Halifax. Inspired to open their own brewery back in their home town of Nelson, the friends set out on a path that changed their lives. First, they opened a nano-brewery in June of 2014, but found demand for their beer was outpacing their ability to make it. They then set about expanding into a proper micro-brewery, complete with a full lounge. This dream became realized in May 2017 as the new brewery rapidly filled with thirsty patrons. Torchlight continues striving to make the most delicious and innovative craft beers around.

For more info, visit

Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 - Nelson Brewing Company

Since 1991, Nelson Brewing Company has been an independently owned, award-winning craft brewery focused on quality, excellence, and bringing people together. They take pride in crafting beer that has become an integral part of the Kootenay lifestyle.

For more info, visit

Sunday, March 26 - Backroads Brewing Company

Pure Water. Legendary Town. A downtown hub.

Check out the brew-pub, located on the historic Baker Street in Nelson, BC. Come by for a pint, live music, local art, and a vibe that is unique to Nelson, but that will make you feel right at home.

Small batches brewed frequently mean that they have a constant rotation of fresh beer on tap. There are 8 taplines that host a wide variety of traditionally-inspired ales and lagers, all brewed to their Brewmaster's keen eye for quality and consistency.

For more info, visit

Sunday, March 26 - Trail Beer Refinery

With a name that reflects Trail’s historic connection to mining, refining, and smelting, this brewery has a strong community focus.

The Trail Beer Refinery embraces the town's history with its decor and branding, and the local community shows its approval by keeping the 75-seat tasting room busy on a regular basis. Don’t worry, though, the locals are a friendly bunch who are happy to make room for visitors — as long as you’re up for a chat. Come for the Trail Ale or Silver City Lager and a bite, and stay to swap travel stories with your new friends.

For more info, visit

Whitewater Shuttle -

The Whitewater Shuttle is a great way to responsibly attend the Blast Beerfest!

Cost: $9 one way / $14 round trip

Online booking closes at midnight the night before. Pre-booked seats are non-refundable on the day of travel. If you require a refund, please email more than 24 hours before your booking begins.

Please note that times may vary slightly based on bookings, so please be ready at the time below to ensure the quickest guest experience at pick-up locations.


Book the Whitewater Shuttle

Brought to you by