TR: Whitewater and Nelson (2/28/2010)

(Last Updated On: April 17, 2018)

Nelson is a pretty cool town- by far my favorite town we visited during our stay in interior BC.

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Similar to how Boulder was about 10-15 years ago, Nelson has a lot of good things going for it.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

The next morning, we headed to Whitewater.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

This mountain, called Ymir, caught my immediate attention.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

We met up with Juho and Laura, who are in Nelson for the winter from Finland, and their British friend, Gavin. Then, after purchasing a one-chair-ride ticket, out for a nice slackcountry tour we went! Frank and Juho checking out the choices.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Shortly after, we found ourselves hiking this ridge.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Juho, admiring the views!
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Ymir as seen from up high.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Looking across at the ski area.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

The Valhallas, as seen from afar.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Gavin and Laura.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Time to ski! Frank.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Gavin.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Laura.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Juho.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Brittany.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Looking back up at part of our line.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Gavin gearing up for our skin out of the valley.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

When we reached the ridge, we parted from Gavin who wanted to make sure to watch the Olympic US v. Canada gold medal hockey game. Juho, Laura, Frank and I continued on for another lap.

Frank.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Juho.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Brittany.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Laura.
Backcountry skiing at Whitewater, British Columbia

Great day at Whitewater, despite catching the US losing gold to Canada 🙂 Whitewater, despite it’s small size, has a lot to offer. Thanks to Juho, Laura, and Gavin for showing us the goods!

If you’re visiting this area, you might also want to check out Snowwater heli skiing or Valhalla cat skiing

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Just outside of the town of Nelson, BC is the small Whitewater ski area that's packed with wonderful choices for skiers willing to venture out of bounds.
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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