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Backcountry Skiing

BACKCOUNTRY

Skiing

If you want to take your ski holiday to the next level, look no further than Terrace!  Not only does Terrace have an amazing ski hill and endless backcountry trails at Shames Mountain, it also hosts two world class heli ski operations: Northern Escape Heli Skiing and White Wilderness Heli Skiing.  Both companies fly in the world class Skeena Mountain Range and combined hold some of the largest ski terrain in BC. Northern Escape also has an industry leading cat ski back up program for the days when it is snowing too hard for the helicopters to fly.

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Photo Credit: Dave Gordon

How?

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    Shames Mountain

    The Shames Mountain ski area is 35 km (22mi) west of Terrace. It is surrounded by more than 7,000 acres of limitless backcountry adventures and has 26 distinct touring areas.  The backcountry is what makes Shames so unique.  The backcountry is accessed from the T-bar with a 45 minute hike to the top.  There is a combination of treed terrain and grand alpine slopes that offer some nice challenges. Shames also rents out backcountry equipment. Shovels, probes, a beacon, a split board or touring skis with skins and collapsible poles are available for rent – either as a package or individually.

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    Northern Escape

    Heli-Skiing

    Northern Escape Heli-Skiing was founded by a group of four friends with a dream and a vision to create the ultimate helicopter skiing experience in British Columbia, Canada. John, Benny, Teddy, and Dave share a love for the mountains and skiing, and nothing is more evident than this when you jump in the helicopter beside them. Northern Escape offers three boutique heli-ski packages.  All of their 3, 4, 5 and 7-day packages are all-inclusive and include snowcat skiing backup.  Enjoy a boutique atmosphere in remote mountain lodging, hosted by friendly and professional staff. Gourmet meals and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as high performance powder skis and poles, state-of-the-art skiing safety equipment, certified ski guides, and ground transfers are also included with every heli-skiing package.

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    White Wilderness

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    White Wilderness Heliskiing offers premier boutique small group heli skiing and snowboard experiences in the mecca of skiing in North-central coast of BC.  All of their programs are based on unlimited vertical, and packages are all inclusive.  Glide between the mountain peaks through an endless chain of pristine plains, glaciers, and forest runs.  Then return to your luxurious accommodation with exquisite meals and relaxation opportunities.  Founded in 2015 by two Swiss nationals, the concept is to combine Swiss attention to detail, precision and efficiency with Canadian hospitality and experience in the wilderness. 

Kermodei Tourism- Visitor Centre 

4511  Keith Ave.

V8G 1K1 Terrace BC

Phone: 250-635-4944

Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

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