Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Shames Mountain introduces a "library pass' for the slopes

The Shames Mountain chairlift
A new initiative from the 
My Mountain Co-op should
bring new enthusiasts to the
the Mountains west of Terrace

(photo from My-Mountain website
A new partnership between My Mountain Co-op and the public libraries in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Kitimat, will now offer library patrons across the region access to day passes for Shames Mountain to enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding.

The outdoor fun as easy to access as patrons checking out a book! 

Starting Thursday,  the Terrace Public Library, the Kitimat Public Library and the Prince Rupert Public Library will each have four dated day passes available for every operating day for the rest of the 2021-22 season at Shames Mountain. 

Much like the many other items that public libraries lend, the day passes can be checked out for the day, free of charge, valid on the day they will be used. 

Each pass will be dated, and only good on that one day. 

These day passes are exempt from the daily cap at Shames Mountain. 

My Mountainn Co-op Board Member Dave Gordon outlined the opportunity to provie access to a wide spectrum of the community that the new initiative offers: 

 “We recognize that downhill skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive sport for families, and we want to ensure that everyone who wants to discover skiing at Shames Mountain has the opportunity to do so” 

Library Patrons can contact the Prince Rupert Library to learn more about the project, though for the moment, with the Prince Rupert facility currently closed owing to some building issues, that contact comes through the phone at 250-627-1345 or by email at

This new endeavour is part of several initiatives that My Mountain Co-op has rolled out to make Shames Mountain accessible for everyone. 

Among some of the options available across the Northwest:  

Season Passes for Junior Skiers (aged 7-12) are just $99 for co-op members o 

Children aged 6 and under are free; and  

The Snow Angels program that provides free lift tickets, lessons and rentals for children and youth in schools who may not be able to afford to come with their group.  

The conveyor belt lift is always free, helping families discover skiing and snowboarding on a safe, easy beginner slope

Learn more about what's happening at Shames Mountain through their website and Facebook page.

Items of note on skiing across the Northwest can be explore from our archive page.

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