The stillness of winter is punctuated by a flurry of outdoor activities throughout the Kootenay Lake region. Legendary powder makes Whitewater Ski Resort, cat & heli skiing, and ski touring areas a bucket list destination for skiers. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in Nelson and Kaslo offers family friendly recreation, while indoor and outdoor skating rinks are ideal for a classic Canadian pastime.
Brightly decorated historic main streets and boutique shops welcome the holiday season. Dozens of charming cafes, brewpubs and restaurants invite visitors to indulge in apres-ski all season long. A few restaurants in Nelson will have outdoor patios to give you a unique, Kootenay experience.
Check-in at one of our boutique hotels, motels and resorts all around Kootenay Lake. You'll find the perfect place to stay: safe, clean, and private.
Whitewater Ski Resort
Just 25 minutes from downtown Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort is a world-class ski destination that still enjoys a well-deserved laid back reputation.
Cat and Heli Skiing
We are the Cat Ski Capitol, because of this well-designed terrain, precipitation, and temperatures, with more Cat Ski operations here than anywhere else in the world.
A Winter Day in Kaslo
This beautiful village has plenty to offer all year round. Follow along for a perfect winter day in Kaslo.
Après-Ski in Nelson
Best Ski Town
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