A Town Untouched by Corporations
Is there a ski-town left in North America that isn’t touched by mega-corporations, legal red-tape, and million dollar homes? The answer is yes! In a remote part of British Columbia there is one of these places left. Nestled in a tight valley surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains the town of Nelson hugs the long, thin Kootenay Lake. From here, every mode of transportation available to go skiing and snowboarding is available. Cat skiing, heli-skiing, chairlift accessed terrain and even backcountry excursions, this place has it all.
Why visit Nelson?
The question is, why should you even spend a day in Nelson when you have so much to do outside of it? Simple, it has the quirkiness and distinctiveness of a Pacific Northwest municipality, but at the same time the grittiness of a steel mill town in the Appalachians. A place of contrasts. A location filled with more things to see and do in a small parcel of land than in most large cities.
A town of 10,000 with 1,000s of things to do
For a town of 10,000 people the choices on food and things to do are astonishing. You might be heading up into the backcountry or going on a week cat skiing expedition, but no matter what take time out of your trip to check out Nelson. This place is special and worth it.