Property in detail
Shames Mountain is situated within the Coast Mountains of northwestern British Columbia, approximately 35 kilometers west of Terrace, and approximately 137 kilometers east of Prince Rupert. The area is easily accessible by car, rail, or air, with a major highway and rail system running through Terrace and several airlines servicing a variety of regional communities and major city centers.
The weather at Shames Mountain is ideal for ski area operations; the winter temperatures are cold enough to assure powder, but not so cold as to be uncomfortable. Equally important, the site has virtually no wind. This absence of wind is caused by local geography, as Shames Valley is, in effect, a 'box canyon', which blocks outflow of fast moving air.
Snowfall at Shames Mountain is regarded as the greatest of any lift-served ski area in North America (according to ski industry groups Canada West Ski Areas Association and National Ski Areas Association USA). Shames base elevation is over 700 meters (2300 feet), and annual snowfall is over 12 meters (39 feet).