About Shames Mountain

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. The options are only limited by your imagination!

As described in Powder Magazine "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."

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


  • Double Chair 1500m (4920ft)
  • T-Bar 600m (1968ft)
  • Handle Tow 80m (250ft)


  • 28 Runs & Trails (57 ha/141 acres)
  • Natural Glades (45 ha/111 acres) 
  • Longest Run (4 km/2.5 miles)
Family funTop of the Chair


Our Day lodge is a hub of activity!

On our first floor:

  •  Customer service, ticket office, retail & general information
  •  Family Room for families with young children to transition in a quiet area 
  •  Lockers available for annual rent
  •  Informative Bulletin Boards with postings about daily conditions and activities
  •  Lunch tables and a microwave oven
  •  Ski patrol headquarters
  •  Washrooms




On our Second Floor:

  • Panhandler Cafe offers a standard menu of various burgers, hot dogs, french fries, poutine, homemade soups, chili, etc., as well as a variety of gourmet specials that differ from week to week If you are looking for something on the go we have a selection of sandwiches, wraps, sausage rolls, veggies, salads and yogurts. 
  • Galloway's Mountain Bar is the heart of the lodge for many folks. Whether you are wanting a Shameless hot beverage or a Shames Sneaky Pete, Galloway's is the gathering place to celebrate any day! Live music can be found during special events.
  • Our front Deck is equipped with picinic tables and a BBQ station (which is operational only on busy days and special events). This is the place to catch some great winter sun!
Shames Mountain BurgerFeeding the birdsGallowaysNina wins the prize!Little munchkinsLunch time!


We open as early in December as conditions allow.

Our lifts operate:

Friday through Monday from  9:00 am to 3:30 pm for December and January.

Thursday through Monday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for February.

Friday through Monday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm for March.

During Christmas Break and Spring Break we are open additional days. Please visit our calendar to find out more!

*Days of operation are subject to change without notice. Please visit our webpage, Facebook page or call our snowphone 250.635.8754 to check in before you make the trip!


Shames Mountain Trail Map