West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG), a 25 mile drive, is a small regional airport located in Castlegar. Arrive in Castlegar via Air Canada
Spokane International Airport (GEG), a 142 mile drive. Serviced by Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Horizon, Northwest, Skywest, Southwest, United/United Express and US Airways airlines.
Cranbrook airport is gearing up to offer international flights providing a new portal into the Kootenay region.
Head south out of Nelson along highway 6 (towards Salmo). Travel for approx. 12 km until you see the sign for Whitewater. Turn left and head up the mountain for another 6 km. Park and enjoy!
When travelling to Nelson via Creston, you may want to head north to Crawford Bay where you can take a free ride on the Osprey 2000.
If you are travelling during the winter, be sure to check road conditions for your route. Road closures are common on mountain passes due to SO MUCH SNOW!
Please watch for wildlife on the roads. It is not uncommon to see herds of deer, elk or the odd bear on the roads after dark.
Gravity Adventures Ski Shuttle:
Departure Schedule (in time for the first chair)
8:25am - Safeway
8:27am - Whitehouse Backpackers Lodge
8:28am - Hume Hotel
8:32am - Dancing Bear Inn (Corner of Falls St)
8:35am - Gravity Climbing Centre
8:40am - Alpine Motel
3:30pm - Departs Whitewater
Rates: $9 one way $15 return (passengers must carry exact fare as driver does not carry change)
Annual Pass: $295