Eating Well, Skiing Well at Whitewater

The base area of Whitewater Ski Resort.

You have to love a small resort that seems to do everything well.

Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson, British Columbia, has fantastic terrain, great snow, a very cool locals vibe and, believe it or not, excellent slopeside food.

The SkiZer started the day with a Morning Glory Breakfast Sandwich: Egg, chedder, tomato and pea shoots on whole wheat flatbread. Awesome!

Lunch was even better: A Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich, served with Tuscan pasta salad. You have to love those carbs after shredding the challenging slopes of Whitewater.

Whitewater has so many things going for it. It makes the most of its three lifts by serving more than 2,300 acres within its boundaries. The elevation at the lodge is 5,400 feet, higher than many ski areas top elevations in the Cascades.

Then there’s the wonderful town of Nelson, which is filled with galleries, shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. It all works.

Day 13: Whitewater

  • Vertical for the day: 20,000
  • Vertical for the year: 210,000
A backcountry skier heads into the 5-Mile area at the top of the Silver King chair.
Ed Wall checks out the menu at the food truck at the base of the Glory Ridge chair.
Ed Wall skis trees near the top of the Summit Lift at Whitewater.

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