Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NorthWest Ski Hills shift into a snow frame of mind through holiday break

While things were looking a little dire in early December, the end of 2014 has provided for enough of a contribution from Mother Nature to feed the needs of those who like to take to the slopes.

Shames Mountain the Northwest option just Northwest of Terrace finally had opportunity to celebrate its Opening Day on December 23rd, a much anticipated mark on the calendars for skiing enthusiasts of the region.

And as the final week of the winter break begins to head towards the home stretch, the conditions continue to make Shames Mountain a go to destination.

The most recent snow report from Shames highlights a 73cm base at the Lodge and 130 cm at Mid-Mountain and while no New Snow fell overnight, the weather remains cold with clear visibility, providing for an opportunity for the Mountain to make up for those days earlier this month when Shames was closed and eyes kept casting towards the sky in search of snow flakes.

Hours of Operation for Shames run from 9 AM to 3:30 PM through the holiday break.

You can find more information on Shames Mountain from their website and Facebook page.

For those looking for a little bit more of a road trip in search of some slopes, Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers is also welcoming the Northwest.

With 35 of 37 runs open heading towards New Years Eve, the most recent Snow Report for the mountain featuring a base depth of 100 cm, with no new snow reported in the last 24 hours, but like Shames, Good visibility and conditions for a run or two in place.

You can learn more about Hudson Bay Mountain from their Website

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