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Getting Here

The journey to Whitewater is almost as good as the destination itself.

Whitewater Ski Resort is located 22 km south of the city of Nelson. Head south out of Nelson along Highway 6 for approximately 12 km until you see the sign for Whitewater Ski Resort. Turn left and head up the mountain for another 10 km. Be prepared to lose cell service & wifi; it's time to reconnect with nature and those around you.

Whitewater Shuttle

Cost: $9 one way / $14 round trip

Online booking closes at midnight the night before. Please note that times are subject to change.

Pre-booked seats are non-refundable on the day of travel. If you require a refund, please email info@skiwhitewater.com 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.

Departure Point

Time

Safeway

7:55 am

Prestige Inn 8:00 am
Prestige Lakeside Resort 8:05 am
Whitewater Downtown Office 8:10 am
Adventure Hotel 8:15 am
Best Western 8:20 am
The Hume Hotel 8:25 am
Alpine Inn and Suites 8:30 am
Arrival at the Ski Resort 8:50 am

Return

Time

Departs the Mountain 3:00 pm & 4:45 pm

Guests 12 and under MUST be accompanied by someone 13 years or older. If you are requiring handicap assistance or plan to transport large amounts of gear please provide us with 24-hour advance notice so that we are able to ensure there is the proper transportation provided. If you are within the 24-hour period please contact info@skiwhitewater.com.

New Traffic Flows

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.

Whitewater Rideshare

Rideshare makes it easy and fun to share and arrange rides. It remains 100% free to use for drivers and riders. Arrange rides between towns anywhere in North America quickly and without hassle. View ratings other people have left from past rides before deciding who to travel with. Chat with potential companions about details, ask questions and make arrangements for pickup. Then have a great ride and enjoy the company!

By Car

We work with Budget Car and Truck Rental to offer you discounts on your rental, anywhere from 5-25%. Click HERE to receive your savings today!

Departure City

Time

Distance
Spokane 3 hours 240 km 149 miles
Kelowna 4 hours 356 km 221 miles
Kamloops 6 hours 457 km 284 miles
Calgary 7 hours 614 km 382 miles
Vancouver 7.5 hours 657 km 408 miles
Seattle 7.5 hours 689 km 428 miles

Kootenay Gateway Spokane-Nelson Shuttle

Kootenay Gateway offers a 15-person shuttle every Thursday through Monday
from December 17, 2022 - March 26, 2023 (excludes Christmas and New Year's Day).

Departing from Nelson

Nelson 7:00 am
Castlegar Sandman 7:35 am
Rossland Prestige 8:00 am
Red Mountain Resort 8:15 am
Approximate arrival at Spokane International Airport 11:00 am
Departing from Spokane
Spokane International Airport 2:30 pm
Red Mountain Resort 5:30 pm
Rossland Prestige 5:45 pm
Castlegar Sandman 6:15 pm
Approximate arrival in Nelson 6:45 pm

BY PLANE

Nelson’s nearest airport is the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar,
35 minutes away, with direct flights to Vancouver.

Airports Location Distance to Nelson
West Kootenay Regional Airport Castlegar, BC 44 km 27 miles
Canadian Rockies International Airport Cranbrook, BC 231 km 144 miles
Spokane International Airport Spokane, WA 240 km 149 miles
Kelowna International Airport Kelowna, BC 346 km 215 miles
Calgary International Airport Calgary, AB 619 km 385 miles
Vancouver International Airport Vancouver, BC 661 km 411 miles