Here you can ski knee-deep in perfect powder that drops up to 2,919 vertical feet, making a great run even better. You can blaze your own trail down pristine runs and marvel at snow-capped surroundings, where adventure and excitement come together to create something magical. There are a number of local ski hills within a short drive from the site major hills include:
SALMO SKI HILL (30 Minutes Away)
Salmo Ski Hill is famous for its great night skiing on fully lit, perfectly groomed runs. There’s a wide variety of skiing opportunities for all ages and levels on groomed runs, gently sloping runs, moguls, steep slopes, pristine powder, racing courses, half pipe, and a bunny hill. This volunteer-run ski hill has super friendly staff, excellent skiing day or night, and no lift lines.
Find out more: http://skisalmo.com
RED MOUNTAIN RESORT (55 Minutes Away)
Red Mountain Resort boasts a substantial 880m/2,887ft of vertical skiing, and a total of 88 marked runs for skiing and snowboarding with more than enough backcountry for powder hounds. With an expanded and renovated day lodge, modern condominiums just steps from the lifts, a snowshoe loop in the base area, nearby cross-country skiing and an ice rink, there are numerous ways to enjoy the season at Red.
Find out more: http://www.redresort.com
WHITE WATER H2O (60 Minutes Away)
You'll find Whitewater Ski Resort along Canada's famous and aptly named Powder Highway just a 15-minute drive from Nelson and is renowned for being pure, simple and deep. Whitewater boasts a dependable dry snowfall that totals over 12-meters a season. Combine that with the new Glory Ridge chair that nearly doubled the terrain, and it’s no surprise that Whitewater offers the truest skiing experience.
Find out more: http://www.skiwhitewater.com
Other nearby ski hills include:
There is also plenty of back country skiing including the Bonningtons Traverse
For those interested in Nordic Ski the surrounding Nordic Ski Areas include: