All Time: Whitewater Backcountry, BC

The Bridger Brigade crew heads north of the border and finds powder and pillows just outside resort boundary

Winter ain’t over.

Experiencing a lull in their home of Southwest Montana, the Bridger Brigade crew packed up and drove to British Columbia to remind each other that it was only February. After 32 inches in five days, Whitewater outside of Nelson, BC, acted as the destination. There, they not only found new snow and winter, but stacked pillows and landings just outside the resort boundary. Although Whitewater may seem small with its two classic center-bar chairlifts, the surrounding backcountry and terrain near the Glory Chair and off the Summit Chair can keep you entertained for days, with its mini-cliff poppers, steep trees, and powder-filled allies.

With a half a foot of new snow since yesterday and 330-plus inches thus far into this 2015-16 season, Whitewater and the surrounding area holds a strong base, portending well for a great March and spring season. But it isn’t spring yet, so buckle up and get out there like this crew of powder-starved pillow crushers.

Whitewater Details, Details:

  • Lift Ticket: $71 CAD (If you’re from the US, keep in mind how far the dollar will get you in Canada)
  • Vertical, 2,044 feet
  • Can’t Miss: Head to Coal Oil Johnny’s Pub in the day lodge and order up some yam fries poutine and a Faceplant Winter Ale from Nelson Brewing Company.
  • More Info: Head to SkiWhitewater.com for deals and details.
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