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Hill History in Terrace Area
Northern Heights Ski Hill
When I came here in 1969,
there was no Arena,
no Swimming Pool, no Skeena Mall,
but there was a Ski Hill.
Well it was more of a Toboggan hill,
but it did have a rope tow!
It was located on the Bench, on Walsh Ave.
If you look on Google Earth you can still see the runs there.
The first ski hill was called Northern
Heights Ski Hill.
owned and operated by Bill Little.
It was only 1,000 feet long, and only 1
Kitsumkalum Ski Hill
Then the push came for a proper ski hill
with lifts, more than one run, etc.
Early 1970's I remember we got a call from Stan Patterson
who was the head of BC Tel here at that time.
He wanted us to have one of the BC Tel snowcats
hauled up to the road near our Kitsumkalum Radio site.
We were told there would be dignitaries there
and we would be expected to take them into the area
on the north side of Kitsumkalum mtn.
we used the largest machine we had at that time.
The Thiokol Spryte
It held 5 inside, plus room for another 4-5 standing on the back
The mayor was there, Stan, and the Guest of Honour
There was so much snow in the area, and with the heavy load,
the machine just bogged down.
We unloaded half the crew, and made it a bit further.
The hill received a glowing report, and construction began
after some fundraising was done.
Hard to believe a few years later there was no snow on the hill.
the Regional district owned the hill
and sold the lifts and lodge to the Shames Mountain Corp.
It was operated for many years by a local
Opened ca Dec 1990
Today (2013) the Shames Mountain Ski Hill
is operated by the My Mountain Co-op
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