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.Powder Magazine
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*
Open daily, 9am to 3:30pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Regular Days (January & February)
Thursday through Monday – 9am to 3:30pm
March (Spring Hours)
Friday through Monday – 9:30am to 4pm
*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)
- Handle Tow (80m/250ft)
- 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; a small family room for families with young children; lockers available for annual rent; the ski patrol headquarters; lunch tables; and a microwave.
Panhandler Cafe, on the second floor, offers a standard menu of burgers, hot dogs, french fries, poutine, homemade soups and chili as well as gourmet specials that differ week to week. For something on the go, there’s also premade sandwiches, 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!
Shames Mountain has public paid wifi. Simply find the network, enter your credit card number and connect. Rates are as follows:
- Lunch Hour Special (250 MB) $2.95
- 1 Day Pass (500 MB) $5.95
- 2 Day Pass (1GB) $10.95