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Shawnee Mountain is a family oriented ski resort in eastern Pennsylvania located right outside East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, I-80, exit 309, next to the Delaware River in the easternmost part of The Poconos.Discover how to plan a Shawnee on Delaware trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
Shawnee Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,350 feet (410 m) and vertical elevation change of 700 ft (210 m) There are 125 acres (0.51 km2) of skiing terrain. The mountain has a total of 23 trails, the longest of which is 5,100 feet (1,554 m), and two terrain parks. The Delaware and Country Club terrain parks features jumps, boxes and rails. Shawnee has 23 slopes and trails, two terrain parks, and a snow-tubing park with a total area of 125 acres.
Shawnee Mountain has nine lifts. Its main lift is a high speed-Detachable chairlift from Doppelmayr CTEC that was bought in 2010. This quad lift reaches the top in only three minutes and is called Tomahawk Express, operating at over 1,000 feet per minute (300 m/min). The Tomahawk installation took the alignment of the Arrowhead chairlift, a Partek lift which was relocated from its original 1996 alignment. This lift in turn had replaced the original Borvig Arrowhead and Tomahawk doubles. There is a double-double chairlift (two chairlifts together). Partek renovated this 80s-era Borvig installation in 2001. Normally, only one of the doubles is open. There is another Borvig double chairlift (only one) called the Bushkill Chairlift that takes people over the Bushkill and Benekill trails. This is a very narrow chairlift and the longest one. Then at the beginner's hill, there is another small Borvig double chairlift. Next to it is a magic carpet lift. Then at the learning center is another magic carpet. Also, there is a snowtubing magic carpet and 6 tubing lanes.
The mountain also features 100% snow making, night skiing and snow tubing. The mountain summit receives an average of 50 inches (1,300 mm) of snow fall each winter. The ski area was opened in 1975 when Karl Hope purchased the Shawnee Inn and established the ski area. Olympic gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy was employed as director of ski operations which helped with initial publicity.
In 2013 and 2014, Shawnee was able to open late November due to an early snow season. Typically, skiing is open until some time in March.
The base building houses lounges, restaurants and bars, rental and repair shops, locker facilities and offices. There is an additional lodge at the summit which offers a bar and food. A ski school is on the premises and also a world renown children's program for kids as young as 3 and up to 15 years old.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area reviews
I was told this is one of the good locations for skiing. My grand children are very fond of skiing and I accompanied them when they went there for skiing. The drive to the location was very nice and..... more
I was told this is one of the good locations for skiing. My grand children are very fond of skiing and I accompanied them when they went there for skiing. The drive to the location was very nice and..... more »
Super friendly place. Very reasonable prices that won't break you when you take the whole family. A lot better than the bigger ski resorts, If you want just a quick day of skiing and not get...
Super friendly place. Very reasonable prices that won't break you when you take the whole family. A lot better than the bigger ski resorts, If you want just a quick day of skiing and not get... more »
I took the kids for some ski lessons and they had a blast. The instructor was friendly and they enjoyed the 3 hrs with him. It did slow down at times to consider other kids who were at a slower pace but at the end of 3 hrs, my kids came down the bunny slope. Will def be back here for few more sessions before we can all ski together. This being 1.5hrs from my house and kids having fun, means we ll def be back. The instructors, price, rentals, all in all was very affordable. The food here is garbage n expensive so bring your own food. Awesome spot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌🏾
Great fun snow tubing. Me and my eleven year-old son went and we were able to do seven runs. The staff was great and made sure everything ran smoothly and quickly so everyone could get the most out of the session. We started planning on returning while we were still there.
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