Existing improvements consist of the ski lifts, a day lodge, a skills development centre, a rental and repair shop, a locker room and an extensive trail system. No overnight accommodation is currently provided on site.
Shames Mountain currently owns and operates one double chair, one T-bar and one handle tow. Installation of these lifts occurred during the inception of the ski area in 1990. These lifts provide for a total rated up-hill capacity of 2,365 passengers per hour. The double chair ascends from the base of the mountain with a total length of about 1,500 meters. The T-bar is approximately 600 meters in length and brings skiers to the peak of the mountain at an elevation of 1,189 meters (or 3,900 feet). The handle tow is approximately 80 meters in length providing access to beginner terrain, near the base of the mountain.
The day lodge is located at the base of the mountain and provides a variety services and eating areas. The day lodge is two stories in height and is approximately 6,400 square feet in area. The lower level contains the ticket office, customer service counter, restrooms, storage, first aid, and eating area. The upper level contains Panhandler Café and Galloway’s Mountain Bar, both offering a variety of food and excellent views.
Shames Mountain offers alpine terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels of ability. The trail system currently consists of 28 designated trails, encompassing 141 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain provides an excellent mix of terrain for varying ability levels including: 60% intermediate; 21% novice; and, 19% advanced. The trail system is maintained by operation of the grooming equipment.