Shames Mountain is located west of Terrace, BC at the end of a valley hanging above Highway 16 and the Skeena River. It includes a Mueller double chair, Tbar, handle tow, and a couple of skier service buildings for cafeteria and equipment rental. Its location in the Coast Mountains lends itself to extensive backcountry touring and access.
Since becoming a community co-0p in 2011, General Manager Christian Treberge estimates there has been about $850,000 hard dollars invested into capital improvements. This has included building renovations, power upgrades, and overall improvements. An estimated additional $650,000 in contributions and volunteer time puts total investment over $1.5 million. Impressive, but not surprising, for an engaged community like Terrace.
One of its clever ideas was adding a mascot character to measure the height of kids for the lift. Many young kids in Terrace measure themselves each year against this character. Best of all for Shames, a local board shop call Ruins agreed to sponsor the sign if they could used their shop mascot character.
Shames has a TBar in its sub alpine terrain that accesses glades and some long beautiful fall line bump runs…though GM Christian Theberge prefers to take air over the bumps rather than ride around them 🙂 The backcountry access from this point seems limitless.