Be sure to book an extra day to explore Whitewater Ski Resort and the cool little town of Nelson.



How to get here

Most of our guests travel to Nelson by flying into Spokane, WA, and taking a shuttle service or renting a car at the airport. If traveling within Canada, we recommend flying to Kelowna or Cranbrook and renting a car. Due to weather cancellations during the winter months, we don’t advise flying into Castlegar (which is the closest regional airport 25 minutes from Nelson). If renting a car, please read our section on Borders & Customs below.


What to do in Nelson, BC

Nelson is a 3 ½ hour drive north of Spokane, Washington. It is one of the hippest towns in BC and has been rated Canada’s #1 small town arts community -- overflowing with boutiques, galleries, and great restaurants. Be sure to hit our local mountain, Whitewater Ski Resort, an easy 20-minute drive from town. Visit Kootenay Lake Travel for more information. For our recommendations, please continue reading ...


Borders & Customs

If you are coming from the US, it is very important to understand the process of entering Canada. When you cross the border into Canada, you will need your passport. The immigration officers will inquire about your personal history, the purpose of your visit, and what you are bringing across the border with you.

If you have been convicted of Driving Under the Influence, it is considered a criminal offence and you could be denied entry. Please contact the border you will be crossing before your arrival if you are unsure. (contact info found in the link below)



We're happy to provide you with the signature Jamie Lynn garbage bag to travel to-and-from the lodge, but if you prefer your own luggage, please pack in a soft-sided bag (no wheels) and keep it under 50 pounds. There are no board bags allowed in the helicopter so it's easiest if your personal items are packed elsewhere and we'll hang onto your board bags until you get back down to town. Oh, and our wine list has got you covered so no need to risk packing that Châteauneuf-du-Pape.