Mountain Safety

Ski Patrol

The safety of our skiing public is something MMC/Shames Mountain takes pride in. Shames Mountain ski patrollers are easily identified by their red jackets with the white cross on the back. The ski patrol is able to help with first aid and general mountain safety. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our local Canadian Ski Patrol Webpage to find out more.

alpine responsibiilty code

Alpine Responsibility Code

All skiers and riders must follow the Alpine Responsibility Code. For everyone to have fun, it's important to be mindful that play in the mountains does come with some risks and that by following the code, risks can be minimized.

Safety Signals

We have three kinds of safety signs at our mountain

  • Bright Orange mesh signs indicate merges and slow areas
  • Traffic signs indicate type of skiing, closures and education
  • Flagging tape marks the boundary of our ski area

Mountain Policies

Off Season Hiking and Ski Touring Policy
Hiking and ski touring in the off season is not recommended as a variety of natural and man made hazards exist; such as avalanches, heavy duty equipment, lift maintenance, etc. There are no first aid attendants for the public or means of communication. Enter at your own risk.

Non-Motorized Vehicles Policy
My Recreational Mountain Cooperative has an Operating Agreement with the Province of British Columbia. The Operating Agreement is year round and is for Non-Motorized Activities. Our Insurance Policy is all year round and is for Non-Motorized Activities. As such, My Recreational Mountain Co-operative is responsible for the activities within the Controlled Recreational Area. Therefore the use of Motorized Vehicles including and not limited to Snowmobiles, Quads, Trucks and Dirt Bikes within the Ski Area Boundary is prohibited. Violators will be considered to be Trespassing.

Dogs at MMC/Shames Mountain Policy
Dogs are NOT allowed in the base area or on the ski runs during Operating days. Dogs must remain in the parking area and must be on a leash at all times. If you must bring your dog into the backcountry we ask tha you use ascension routes outside of the area boundary. Remember to scoop the poop!

Ski touring up the Shames Mountain Ski Area Policy
During Operating Days, all ski touring up the Shames Mountain Ski Area must be done outside of the clearly marked boundary of the patrolled area. MMC/Shames Mountain really appreciates the compliance of these policies. If any clarification is needed, please feel free to speak to management.

Policy on Adaptive SnowSports

MMC-Shames Mountain will offer a 50% discount on the following Regular Priced products: Season Pass, or a Full Day Lift Ticket.  To receive this discount a valid CADS (Candadian Adaptive SnowSports) card must be presented at the time of purchase.  For more information regarding CADS: https://www.bcadaptive.com/content/membership

Off-Season Policy

During the MMC – Shames Mountain off season, recreational vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs, dirt bikes, etc.), are NOT PERMITTED within the ski area boundary. Hiking and touring is NOT RECOMMENDED as a variety of natural and manmade hazards exist, such as stumps, rocks, avalanches, heavy duty equipment, lift maintenance, etc. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is no first aid present for the public and there are no ski hill resources available to provide assistance in emergency situations. BE PREPARED. We recommend you travel with at least SPOT or INREACH communicator, first aid kit and be fully prepared for self-rescue.

As the tenure holder, My Recreational Mountain Cooperative reserves the right to restrict access to the operational area for safety reasons to our staff, guests, and the public. Those that do not respect this policy will be reported to the RCMP for trespassing.

Ethan's take on the sign!Safety Signage