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Shawnee Peak Announces 80th Season and New Capital Improvements for the Winter!

Bridgton, Maine – This year’s list of projects includes several on and off-mountain enhancements, some major and some invisible, all of which are intended at providing an excellent Guest Experience. “We know that all of our improvements will enhance our skiing & riding experience for our upcoming 80th season! We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new families to our resort,” said owner Chet Homer.

On the mountain, a second carpet lift has been installed, which will enhance our beginner experience as well as alleviate the crowds on busy days. On the snowmaking side, Shawnee Peak has installed additional snow guns on the mountain, including permanent guns on both Yee Haw and Upper Hagget’s. We have also rebuilt our pumps at our primary pump house, completing the two-year project. Lastly, as loyal customers may know, Shawnee Peak also took delivery of a new Pisten Bully Winch Cat late last spring.

Our new rental shop was well-received last year and we have continued to enhance it, while placing a significant order of new rental skis, snowboards and helmets from Elan, Burton and Smith. Shawnee Peak is also excited to announce that we will be a Parlor Demo Center, the ONLY one in Maine or New Hampshire! Come try out these custom skis, built in the USA!

Both base lodges have received additional interior and exterior enhancements with the majority of the work done at the East Lodge, which has a new parking lot, additional seating, and a rehauled food and beverage offering. Stay tuned for some exciting news on this front!

Last, but not least, a new CRM system has been rolled out, which will enable us to communicate better with our guests and simplify our messaging across the board. Please check our social media pages and website for more info on Opening Day and for our exciting calendar of events, including our 80th Birthday Celebration on January 20th, 2018.

About Shawnee Peak Ski Area 

Maine’s oldest ski mountain, Shawnee Peak offers 45+ trails and glades, serviced by 6 lifts. We’ve got 98% snowmaking coverage and the largest night skiing operation in New England. Shawnee Peak is located on Route 302 in Bridgton, Maine just one hour from Portland. 

Comments

  • More night skiing than jiminy?
  • edited December 2017
    21 at Jiminy Peak. 19 at Shawnee Peak
  • Treilly said:

    21 at Jiminy Peak. 19 at Shawnee Peak


    But I believe Shawnee has more acreage
    - Sam
  • I remember it as Pleasant Mountain. It's the very first ski area where I tried to ski. I had not done much of that before, except to slide down neighborhood hills as a kid in Middletown, Conn., on skis with toe straps and no edges. When I went to Pleasant Mountain I took with me a pair of borrowed 7" 2" wooden skis with bear trap bindings, climbed up one of the trails, put the skis on, aimed 'em down hill, pushed off and damn near killed myself. I twisted an ankle and nearly nearly other joint in my body. I somehow survived the weekend and was hooked on skiing. That was nearly 60 years ago. I missed last season but still have hopes of getting out before the end of this season.
  • Treilly said:

    21 at Jiminy Peak. 19 at Shawnee Peak


    But I believe Shawnee has more acreage
    Jiminys Left Bank is two miles itself. I am curious of both areas night acres.
  • Bill29 said:

    I remember it as Pleasant Mountain. It's the very first ski area where I tried to ski. I had not done much of that before, except to slide down neighborhood hills as a kid in Middletown, Conn., on skis with toe straps and no edges. When I went to Pleasant Mountain I took with me a pair of borrowed 7" 2" wooden skis with bear trap bindings, climbed up one of the trails, put the skis on, aimed 'em down hill, pushed off and damn near killed myself. I twisted an ankle and nearly nearly other joint in my body. I somehow survived the weekend and was hooked on skiing. That was nearly 60 years ago. I missed last season but still have hopes of getting out before the end of this season.

    Now that is something I would have love to see a YouTube video Bill skiing with 7 foot skis

    I'll Sam you being a high school senior learn something from Bill 29 he has a way with words to emulate man that would be something if I can ski with Sam and Bill

    There may have been some trip reports from Shawnee but I need Sam to get up there to get me some volume pictures of that old ski area of Maine
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