Shames Mountain - Reviews

Great Snow, great people

Tyler Struyk
06/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January
Definitely isolated and lacking in facilities but highly worth the trip. Snowfall is huge, very uncrowded and if you can make it into the backcountry its sublime

Shame We Didn't Explore the Famous Backcountry

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
15/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
We visited Shames Mountain as a bit of a warm up prior to heli skiing with Northern Escape, who are based in Terrace BC. The snow quality had gone a bit sour, so we mainly played on the groomers (there were about 10 of them), and just lustfully gawked at the amazing terrain just outside the resort boundaries. If we weren’t saving our energy for heli skiing, we would have checked it out up close and personal.

What struck us the most about Shames was the friendliness of everyone there, from the old timers down to the young teens (who anywhere else in the world might have grunted at us whilst playing on their phone). In part the vibe might be due to the financial model of the ski area and the locals’ ownership, or maybe Terrace is just a relaxed town, or maybe it’s just that everyone was having a great time.

Whilst there is some nice tree skiing inside the resort boundaries, the main appeal of Shames is the backcountry and why everyone raves about the place.

See our Shames Mountain overview regarding our thoughts on the pros and cons of the ski area, and also the Canada ski resort ratings to see how it stacks up against other western Canadian ski areas.