Local Arianne sums up Shames by saying, “It’s all about community.” That is the same answer you’ll hear from almost anyone unless they say, “It’s all about the powder,” like Hyla, age 11.
Both are right. An annual 12 meters of snow paired with passionate locals, is a marriage made in heaven just 40 minutes from Terrace.
Faced with closure in 2011, the community gave Shames a new lease on life by creating Canada’s first non-profit community service co-op, My Mountain Co-op. With 1,400 members, they bought the mountain, improved it, and grew the stoke.
Shames has 28 groomed, cut and treed runs serviced by a handle tow, a chair and a T-bar. Backcountry adventure is at its finest with a tenure of 7,800 acres. Your day is only limited by your imagination.
Hit Galloways Bar at the end of the day, enjoy a Sneaky Pete and celebrate with the locals.
In the summer months, the mountains bloom with blueberries, the rivers fill with salmon and bikers hit up Copper Mountain. For something extra special, visit the Nisga’a Lava beds, home of Canada’s most recently active volcano.