Brad Zeerip and others are happy to share with anyone who wants to come along for the ride


Shames Mountain is a little bit different than most ski hills you’ve skied in your life. It certainly was for me. Unlike most places where people strap on their boards for a whooping good time, Shames is actually owned by the people of the town. It was built on a co-operative model, is and non-profit and exists to provide recreational activities to the people in and around the Shames Mountain Ski Area. It’s claim to fame – outside the awesome snow – is that it was Canada’s first co-operative ski resort. Enjoy incredible, untouched, powder while visiting Shames Mountain… So, it’s no surprise people here LOVE their ski hill. Because they own it.

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Meet Brad Zeerip, Northern B.C.’s Biggest Skier.

“This is paradise on earth,” Brad Zeerip tells me when I first meet him at Shames Mountain. This is Zeerip’s gigantic playground and one he’ll gladly share with new visitors like me and make just about anyone feel welcome who comes to his hometown – or his home. Read more:

Skiing untouched pure pow

Now I know what they mean by Champagne powder. I found it and quenched by thirst for big, dry, fluffy snow at Shames. I blissfully carved wave after wave of undisturbed, white goodness. We felt like we had the place to ourselves, even though the mountain was busy with people. On paper, this mountain looks like a small ski resort with just 130 acres of terrain, 18 runs, one fixed-grip chairlift and one t-bar. But this hill skis like a big mountain. Read more:

Powder to the people of Shames

When you mix a love for the outdoors with like-minded people you create a village. These are the friends and faces I saw on the hill and in the lodge. It was clear everyone is here for the snow and in the process, it brings people together. Read more:

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