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WHY: You’ll find only two lifts here—an old double and a T-bar—but for deep, fallline powder skiing and easy-access backcountry, Shames is hard to beat. This is authentic northern BC skiing, rich in friendly locals. Shames is also one of North America’s few co-operative ski hills.
CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE: Tucked up against the boundary, Terminator boasts the longest vertical and a solid fall line, top to bottom.
LOCAL SECRET: There’s perfect tree skiing and a few hard-to-find chutes in the Fay Zurs area, a short bootpack or skin from the top of the T-bar.