Shames receives 475 inches of annual snowfall, laying claim to one of the deepest, most consistent snow packs in North America and its backcountry access is unrivalled.

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Home to 1,600 vertical feet of powder, Shames Mountain is located 35 kms west of Terrace in the spectacular Shames Valley amidst the majestic Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia. Established in the early 1990s, Shames Mountain has 28 cut runs and an abundance of natural glades.

Shames is a family friendly mountain with lots of great options from beginner to expert. Shames is surrounded by more than 7,800 acres of backcountry bliss and the options are only limited by your imagination!

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 1200cm (480in)
  • Base Area: 700m (2300ft)
  • Top: 1189m (3900ft)
  • Vertical: 488m (1600ft)   

Hours of Operation*

Christmas Break
Open daily,  9am to 3:30pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Regular Days (January & February)
Thursday through Sunday – 9am to 3:30pm

March (Spring Hours)
Thursday through Sunday – 9:30am to 4pm

Spring Break (March 16 – 31) – Open Thursday through Sunday

*Days of operation are subject to change without notice. Visit our website, Facebook page or call our snow phone 250.635.8754 to check in before you head out.

We open in December as early as conditions allow. During Christmas Break, we are open additional days. Check our calendar for more info. 


  • Double Chair (1500m/4920ft)
  • T-Bar (600m/1968ft)
  • Green Carpet Lift


  • 28 Runs (57 ha/141 acres)
  • Natural Glades (45 ha/111 acres) 
  • Longest Run (4 km/2.5 miles)


The downstairs of the Shames day lodge is where people gear up. There’s also washrooms; a ticket office and retail store; lockers available for annual rent and the ski patrol headquarters.

Panhandler Café, on the second floor, offers a menu of burgers, hot dogs, French fries, poutine, homemade soups and chili. For something on the go, there’s also premade wraps, sausage rolls, veggies, salads and yogurts. 

Also on the second floor, Galloway’s Mountain Bar is the heart of the lodge for many folks. Whether you need a hot beverage, a cool drink or a Shames Sneaky Pete, Galloway’s is the place to celebrate. Watch for live music here during special events.

Our front deck, just off the bar, has picnic tables and a BBQ station (operational only on busy days and special events). This is the place to catch some great winter sun!

Public Wi-fi

Shames Mountain has public paid Wi-Fi. Simply find the network, enter your credit card number and connect.