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Backcountry Skiing

The Shames Mountain Ski Area is 35 km (22mi) west of Terrace, BC.  Most backcountry routes described here are to the north of the Ski Area, with a few to the east and west as well.  Access for some routes is lift assisted.  Note that Shames Mountain doesn’t provide one-rides so you’ll have to buy a day pass if you want to take a lift.  The area is known for its massive snowfall and boasts an average of 1,200 cms (that’s about 475”).  It’s in the Coastal Range so it gets the big precipitation and it’s far enough north that the snow is dryer like in the Selkirks.  As you’ll see from the images and map, the Shames backcountry is also massive and offers terrain for many different levels of skiers.

For detailed  information on Backcountry Skiing in Terrace, check out this link!

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