The challenges of the elements have left the Shames Mountain Crew to work hard through the week to create snow for the Northwest ski runs, and they have had enough success that Shames announced it's Soft Opening for Saturday, December 17th.
For Day One the only ski lift that will in operation will be the Handle Tow on Big Bunny.
The Ticket Office, Panhandler Café, Galloway's Mountain Bar and the Renal Shop will all be in operation and the Shames staff have prepared a toboggan area for families to use during the trip to the Mountain.
According to the Shames Mountain information release, the opening of the rest of the mountain will take place as the snow arrives and conditions permit.
The Christmas Break Schedule of operations will see the Mountain open from December 17 to 24, snow permitting, with hours of operation from 9 AM to 3 PM.
They will be closed on Christmas Day, reopening for business and resuming the Christmas break schedule from December 26 to January 2nd.
|Opening day for the North Coast Ski Season arrives on Saturday|
with the opening of Shames Mountain near Terrace
(click to expand Map of the Shames Runs)
You can find updates on conditions at Shames from the My Mountain Coop website here.
More notes on the Northwest ski season can be found on our archive page