Mountain magic exploration
In our opinion, three days isn’t enough to get out and explore everything the Terrace area has to offer, but if you are looking for some fun winter activities that are easily accessible, these are the must-dos while you are visiting Terrace.
Day 1: Shames Mountain
Day 2: Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing
Day 3: Ice skating at Lakelse Lake
Pack up your skis or snowboards and head to Shames Mountain. This member-owned and operated ski hill is just a 45-minute drive from Terrace and boasts some of the best vertical terrain you could ask for.
The hill offers a variety of groomed runs, deep gladed runs and epic black diamonds that will keep you coming back for more. Access the mountain via a chairlift and T-bar, or try the new conveyor belt lift for beginner skiers and boarders.
The hill even has a tubing run that is super fun for the whole family.
Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing
Explore the more than 35 km of trails that the Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club has to offer.
Located just a 20-minute drive south of Terrace near Onion Lake, the trails are open for both classic and skate skiing and include 5 km of lit trails for night skiing. Want to switch it up? Got a pup with you? There’s a designated dog trail too.
Finally, check out the 5 km snowshoeing loop. Snowshoes are available to rent either on site or plan ahead and rent at the Terrace Visitor Centre.
Ice Skating at Lakelse Lake
Terrace is surrounded by easy-to-access lakes and if you time it right, they freeze up nicely for skating.
The picnic site at Lakelse Lake is the local favourite for ice skating. The shallow water at this beach freezes reliably every year and is popular spot for pick up hockey games or just going for a skate with friends. Take advantage of the covered picnic area and fire pits to keep warm up.
The Terrace Sportsplex also offers public ice time if the weather isn’t cooperating.