Flying into Spokane International Airport is your best bet when traveling to Whitewater. Both convenient and affordable, the airport is about 142 miles (237 km) away from the resort and there’s plenty of ground transportation options out of Spokane, including shuttles and rideshares. Most of the lodging options are located in Nelson, B.C, which is only about 13 miles (22 km) from the resort, so you’ll want to head to the quaint mining town first upon arrival. Some of the lodging options recommend having a car to get to and from the town and resort. To learn more about your rental car options, or book your flight, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.
From the airport head north and take the ramp onto US-2 E, follow signs for I-90 E/US-2 E and merge. Take exit 281 toward US-2 E and merge onto US-2/US-395 N and continue on for about five miles. Turn right onto N Division Street, slight right onto US-2 E. After about a mile turn onto US-2 E and continue for about 28 miles. Then turn left onto WA-211 N and drive for about 15 miles. Then turn left onto State Route 20 W and drive for 31 miles. Once you’ve crossed over the Canadian border you’ll continue onto WA-31, driving for about 27 miles. Continue onto Nelson Nelway Highway, driving for about 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Crowsnest Hwy/Nelson Nelway Highway and drive for almost 9 miles. Turn right onto Nelson Nelway Hwy/Railway Ave. and drive for about 25 miles, continue onto BC-31. You’ve arrived in Nelson, B.C.
Head south out of Nelson along Hwy. 6 (toward Salmo). Travel for approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) until you see the sign for Whitewater Ski Resort. Turn left and head up the mountain for another 6.2 miles (10 km).