Whitewater ski-touring


With a significant storm dumping snow throughout the region last night, I figured skiing the open lines at Whitewater ski resort would provide the best conditions around. We left 15cm of new snow on the ground in Rossland, but found twice that on the road up to Whitewater. Andrew and Meghan had to be back for Red Mountian’s staff training/orientation, but three powder runs before lunch was a good start to the day. With knee deep ski penetration we couldn’t get enough speed on our first run on Bonanza, so we dropped into Blast (under the Summit chair), and though a bit bushy in places, had some great fall-line skiing with even a few face-shots. The batteries on my camera were playing up, but this short video gives an indication of conditions.


We had the place to ourselves in the morning, but by the time we were leaving at noon, there were 20 cars in the lot. There’s lots of early season keeners out there.


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