Friends of Shames
The Friends of Shames (FoS) is a group of citizens from the communities of Terrace, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert who care about the future of Shames Mountain Ski Area. We believe that Shames Mountain enriches the quality of life for the surrounding communities and positively impacts the economic vitality of the region.
What we do:
The Friends of Shames Steering Committee is gathering information for the purposes of:
-determining the strongest, most effective business model for ensuring the long term viability of Shames Mountain Ski Area;
-developing a business plan that will see Shames Mountain owned and operated in a way that is;
-economically viable for the long term;
-managed to create benefits for skiers and the community;
-governed by people and the community, not by share capital;
-reasonably protected from being taken over and managed for purposes other than the good of the community and its skiers;
-reasonably protected from regional/global economic instability;
-able to partner with governments, community organizations and businesses;
-locally-rooted, but global in reach;
-values based, showing leadership in social and environmental responsibility;
-not too big to retain the local spirit, but not too small to meet the needs listed here; and
-affordable for users.