Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware

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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.
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.
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  • If you're a beginner or low intermediate skier/snowboarder this is a good mountain at which to learn and improve your skills. The trails are long enough for you to get in a rhythm while practicing... 
    If you're a beginner or low intermediate skier/snowboarder this is a good mountain at which to learn and improve your skills. The trails are long enough for you to get in a rhythm while practicing...  more »
  • "Tourist in Another State" by Jodie Gould If you're in need (nay, desperate) for a day trip, overnight, or weekend getaway, I highly recommend a visit to family-friendly Shawnee Mountain. My husband....  more
    "Tourist in Another State" by Jodie Gould If you're in need (nay, desperate) for a day trip, overnight, or weekend getaway, I highly recommend a visit to family-friendly Shawnee Mountain. My husband....  more »
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  • Absolutely excellent mountain with a considerable amount of parking. The slopes and lifts were at full operation during my visit on the weekend and even though it was a busy day the lines moved swiftly with little to no waiting. The views are pleasant and any family, couples, or individuals would enjoy all this mountain has to offer. The retail shop is great for picking up some basic gear if your looking to replace any pieces you might be missing. Lockers are available on site, fantastic dinning area, small eatery at the peak of the mountain, repair shop located by the rental area. 10/10 would recommend to any person passing through the area.
  • Shawnee is a great family mountain in North East PA. One of the things I love about it is the lodge. It hasn't changed much and in my opinion that's a good thing. It feels good when you step inside and warm up next to the huge fireplace. I've been going there since I was a kid and now I bring my kids and it makes me happy just being there. There are plenty of trails ranging from beginners all the way up to the terrain park.

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