Whitewater Ski Resort’s first ever Community Day last Friday proved to be a resounding success, with the resort raising over $10,000 to give back to the community.

Locals from Kaslo to Castlegar and south to Salmo enjoyed the great snow conditions for only $10 and each of those dollars resulted in a $5540 donation for both the Nelson Cares Society and Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries (A.A.B.B.S.), not to mention the abundance of food donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard. With the total most snowfall to date this season out of all the resort in the West, an accumulation of 540 cm / 212 inches and a snow base hovering around two meters, the fortieth season could not be off to a better start.