Shames Mountain

    Skiing and snowboarding info for Shames Mountain — see the weather forecast, snowfall reports, check out trail maps and get resort info, hours, directions and more.

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    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.

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    Average Temperature
    Average Season Snowfall
    480 inches

    Current Conditions

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    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. 

    Top Elevation
    3,900 ft
    Vertical Rise
    1,600 ft
    Base Elevation
    2,300 ft
    Rideable Area
    141 acres
    Interactive Trail Map
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    Longest Run
    Total Runs
    Beginner: 35%
    Intermediate: 35%
    Advanced/Expert: 30%
    Terrain Parks
    Number of Lifts
    Lift Details

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

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    About the Resort

    Destination Type
    • Skiing and snowboarding
    • Cross country skiing
    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.

    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowshoeing
    Lessons/Ski School
    On-Hill Village
    On-Hill Accommodations
    On-Hill Food Options

    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.


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


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


    Shames Express runs every Saturday, Sunday and all holidays.