Winter 2018-19

Shames Mountain Backcountry

New this year, we are offering single and multi-day ski and splitboard touring trips utilizing the tremendous access that Shames Mountain offers!  We offer packages to suit all skill levels and all snow conditions.  The packages here are suggestions.  Drop us a line for more options!

Check out a map of the Shames Backcounty for some stoke!

Introduction to Backcountry Touring (1-4 days)

Fitness Level:  Moderate (0.5-2 hours of uphill climbing)                                                               Ski Skills: Intermediate (confident on blue and single black diamond runs, new to powder)               

For folks looking to get into touring.  The focus this package is instructional with an emphasis on skiing fun, shorter runs close to the ski area.  We offer a limited rental fleet which includes transceiver, shovel, probe, skis/splitboard and skins.


Backcountry Shred (1-4 days)

Fitness Level: Strong (2-4 hours of uphill climbing)                                                                        Ski Skills: Strong (confident on black and double black diamond runs, ride powder regularly)

For folks with extensive inbounds ski experience and some ski touring experience.  Days are longer as we get farther from the ski hill and ski a greater variety of terrain.  Guests often have their own gear but may be less familiar with it's use.


Backcountry Machine (1-4 days)

Fitness Level: Very strong to pre-Olympic (4-8 hours of uphill climbing)                                       Ski Skills: Very strong (lots of powder riding, confident in steep, treed terrain)

For those looking to get as far from the ski area as possible.  Expect long days with amazing alpine and treed terrain.  Guests usually have their own gear and are comfortable with it's use.