Shames Mountain

shames mountain

Shames Mountain

Shames Mountain gets some of the world's biggest snowfalls. We dare to say, it probably gets more snow than any other lift serviced operation on earth. It's been known to snow so much here that people get stranded overnight in the day lodge because the parking lot transforms into a mogul field. Looking to make a snow-seeking adventure you won't forget? Head to northern British Columbia and head to places such as Terrace, Smithers, and Prince George.

Details
Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Season
Early December – end of March
Hours of Operation

Friday through Monday for December and January 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. February the resort is open Thursday through Monday with the same hours. March its back to Friday – Monday but from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-3
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
480
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
28
Beginner Runs (%)
35
Intermediate Runs (%)
35
Advanced/Expert (%)
30
Terrain Description

Shames Mountain has 28 cut runs and an abundance of natural glades. It’s a family friendly mountain with lots of great options from beginner to expert. If you are a back country enthusiast – check this out - Shames is surrounded by more than 7,800 acres of backcountry bliss. 

Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
4
Rideable Area (Acres)
141
Number of Lifts
3
Lift Details

one double chair, one T-bar and one handle tow.

Base Elevation
2,300
Top Elevation (Ft)
3,900
Vertical Rise (Ft)
1,600
Location
Phone
Email
shamesmountain@citywest.ca
Community
Terrace
Province
British Columbia

Getting There

Could Shames Mountain be the powder capital of the planet? With forty feet of snow each season it probably is. If you are a fan of the backcountry and big snow, then Shames is your spot. The resort is usually open Fridays through Mondays (depends of the month) so the likelihood of fresh tracks is highly likely.

Driving

Shames is only 30 minutes from Terrace BC and 6 hours from Prince George BC.

Flights

Terrace Regional Airport welcomes daily flights by Air Canada, WestJet and Central Mountain Air. Rental cars are available at the airport.

Shuttles

Shames Express runs every Saturday, Sunday and all holidays.