The group skinning back up to just below the ridge for another run down.
Whitewater Telemark Ski Tour 7,400'
White Queen Backcountry Trip Report
Nelson British Columbia
February 20, 2006
Whitewater Ski Resort is located in British Columbia, a few hours North of Spokane. It is set in the Selkirk Range in the Kootenays region of the province. Whitewater has a high base elevation of 5,400 feet which ensures plenty of snow, a ton of light, dry powder, and very few midseason thaws.
The mountain consists of groomed runs, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing. The best powder at Whitewater is found in the trees. Catch Basin, Glory Basin, Terrorada, and the Trash Chutes will yield sick and twisted lines after a big storm. This is expert skiing only, and even good skiers should remember to ski in pairs and take avalanche equipment if straying beyond the boundary ropes.
Whitewater Ski Resort is located 12 miles southeast of Nelson in the Kootenays.
This was the third day of the Beyond the Groomed Telemark Ski Clinic. The
first two days focused on lift served skiing, and this third day was a
We made 2-3 runs before heading back.
I was amazed at the very light and silky powder. I had never experienced snow like that before!
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