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Need a job?

March 29, 2010

I was browsing the internet today when I stumbled across this cool website. It Lists all the ski resorts in BC and links you to the employment pages of each resort. If you are looking for a job it is a cool way to easily check out different resorts and what they have to offer in terms of employment for the winter or in some cases summer season.

http://www.go2hr.ca/CareersbrinTourism/Sectors/Snowsports/BCSkiAreas/tabid/961/Default.aspx

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Connect with Whitewater

March 29, 2010

Here is a few links to Whitewaters pages on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Using these social media websites is a great way to keep up with the latest happenings of the resort:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/skiwhitewater

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whitewaterskiresort

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WH2O

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Guess I missed this

March 28, 2010

Yuri’s crew from Dialogue Headwear from Ontario made it onto Transworld Snowboarding with this teaser a few weeks back. Yuri’s out for the season with a dislocated knee, but looks like his boys from back home are killin’ it. Also, for some nice apparel check out Dialogue Headwears website, you can’t get the VIP deals that Yuri gave to the SROAM class, but these toques are worth the scrilla.

Video taken from Transworld Snowboarding.

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Weekly Fave

March 28, 2010

Sunday in the Park: Bear Mountain, California

A weekly video posted by the guys who ride Bear. Some sick new shots every week. Go to Transworld Snowboarding every Sunday for a new video.

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Looking good this week!

March 28, 2010

Just two weekends left until Whitewater is closed for the season. Look at the forecast! Looks like we could still be getting some pow days in to finish off the season! While the season has had its ups and downs in terms of snowfall, overall 700 plus centimeters have made awesome riding conditions for the most part. With a great base still of over 200 cms, the forecast looks like we could be riding power all week! Rain in Nelson means snow up at Whitewater with a base elevation of about 1600 meters. Keep your eye on the webcam to see how the week shapes up. Cross your fingers.

Issued: 4.00 PM MDT Sunday 28 March 2010

Tonight:
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early this evening. Periods of rain beginning this evening. Amount 10 mm. Snow level 1200 metres. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 overnight. Low plus 5.
Monday:
Showers with risk of a thundershower. Snow level 1300 metres. Wind southeast 30 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. High 8.
Monday night:
Showers. Snow level 1200 metres. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight. Low plus 2.
Tuesday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8.
Wednesday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. High 8.
Thursday:
Cloudy. Low plus 1. High 14.
Friday:
Rain showers mixed with flurries. Low plus 2. High 9.
Saturday:
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. High 10.
Taken from the Environment Canada website: http://text.www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?bc-37&unit=m
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About Whitewater

March 28, 2010

I know some people looking on this blog probably haven’t had the opportunity to ride at Whitewater. For those who haven’t had a chance to check Whitewater out, here is some information about the resort to get you interested:

Located along “The Powder Highway” about 20 kilometers from the city of Nelson, BC sits Whitewater Winter Resort. Known for its mass amounts of powder, no lift lines and some of the best in-bounds skiing at any resort, Whitewater definitely should be on your “to-visit” list. Here is some information about the resort.

Category Mountain Fact
Operating Season Early December to early April…click on our Events page for specific dates
Lift and Nordic trail hours Winter Hours 9:00am to 3:30pm
Spring hours 9:30am to 4:00pm
Average Snowfall 1200 cm/40 feet!
Elevation Lodge base: 1640 metres/5400 feet
Summit: 2040 metres/6700 feet
Ymir Peak: 2400 metres/8000 feet
Vertical drop 396 metres/1300 feet
Alpine skiable terrain 478 ha/1180 acres
Average winter temperature –8º C/18º F
Lifts 2 double chair lifts (Silver King and the Summit Chairs) and one handle tow (The Hummer)
Alpine terrain 46 runs, groomed, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing

  • 20% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 40% Advanced
  • Rail Park
Nordic + Snowshoe Trails 13 trails on 15km, groomed and trackset for classic and skating – $5 Trail Pass

10 km of snowshoe trails – $5 Trail Pass

On hill amenities LodgeMountain Learning CentreWhitewater StoreRentals & RepairsDaycareCoal Oil Johnny’s PubFresh Tracks Café
Accommodation No on-hill accommodation. See our Ski & Stay packages to contact our accommodation partners in Nelson
Location 15 minutes from the city of Nelson.
Mailing address PO Box 60
Nelson, BC
V1L 4P7
Contact info Reservations: 800.666.9420

Snowphone: 250.352.SNOW (7669)
Office: 250.354.4944
Email: info@skiwhitewater.com

For more information: http://www.skiwhitewater.com/

All infromation and facts taken from the Whitewater Winter Resort website.

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Whitewater this weekend

March 23, 2010

Saturday- Saturday was retro day up at Whitewater and also happened to be one of the nicest days of the year! Good times were had doing laps of our favorite hit runs and riding through the park in some great outfits.

Sunday- On Sunday was the rail jam put on by Tribute Boardshop. The weather wasn’t as great, but tricks were being thrown down either way.

Monday- Monday morning we decided to head up to Whitewater too. It had snowed 10 cms on top of freshly groomed runs, making some of the best cruising conditions we have had all year. Bonanza with fresh snow on top was unreal.

Here’s some pics of the weekend.

Also, check out the Whitewater snow accumulator. Still the most snow in this part of BC and there should be some great spring riding for the rest of the season! http://www.skiwhitewater.com/whitewater_ski_resort_snow_accumulator.php