Jupiter MacDonald paraglides over Shames Mountain on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Jupiter MacDonald paraglides over Shames Mountain on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Paragliders fly over Shames Mountain

Calm sunny weather enticed a few paragliders to test their gear at the Terrace ski hill

Sunny blue skies on Saturday were too inviting for paragliding enthusiasts at Shames Mountain.

On March 9, a few paragliders hiked to the top of the dome and skied off, enjoying a six to eight minute flight. Jupiter MacDonald landed in the lower parking lot. After the lifts were closed a couple of other paragliders landed near the lodge, with an après-ski audience to cheer them on.

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Jupiter MacDonald paraglides over Shames Mountain on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Jupiter MacDonald paraglides over Shames Mountain on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Jupiter MacDonald lands his paraglider in the Shames Mountain lower parking lot on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Jupiter MacDonald lands his paraglider in the Shames Mountain lower parking lot on Saturday, March 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)