Shawnee Peak Ski Resort  

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4in. in last 24 hours


119 Mountain Road
Bridgton, ME 04009
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Overview by Ben Raphael

A true local's hill, where everyone knows everyone else, Shawnee Peak abounds in character and history. In fact, the 2012-13 season marked the resort's 75th consecutive winter in operation. And as Maine's longest-running ski resort, Shawnee lays claim to many of Maine's ski-industry "firsts." But the present-day allure has more to do with what it doesn't have: It doesn't have big hotels or overpriced condos, high-priced restaurants, or glitzy shops. In other words, it doesn't have the feel of a resort; this ski area is all about community. Many of the skiers live in surrounding towns or drive from Portland, just an hour away. The town of Bridgton, where Shawnee is located, bursts with Maine flavor. With cozy bed-and-breakfasts like the Noble House, and its frozen lakes, the town hosts the Musher's Bowl and Bridgton Winter Carnival every winter. Dogsled rides, broomball competitions (basically hockey without skates, but still on ice), and a biathlon are some of the carnival favorites that draw crowds from around Maine and elsewhere.

Much of Shawnee's on-hill appeal has to do with its calendar of events, which brings a fun and competitive spirit to the mountain. For example, each week, Monday Night Madness gives you five hours of night skiing for $13. This event resonates especially well among kids who gather at the terrain park to practice their jibbing.

While Shawnee may not have as much terrain as some of the bigger destinations, it still has something for everyone (40 trails, 19 open for night skiing). The backside of the hill is home to some narrow, ungroomed trails, like the twisting Upper Appalachian and Cody's Caper, a gnarly treed run with a

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Average Snowfall
110 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1300 feet
25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-December to late March
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Shawnee Peak

Current Conditions:
Fair, 19 F
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 42 Low: 35
Wed - Showers. High: 46 Low: 37
Thu - Light Rain. High: 41 Low: 28
Fri - Sunny. High: 41 Low: 27
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 41 Low: 26

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    2 of 5
  • Trails:
    6 of 44
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 09:15 AM

Traveler Reviews of Shawnee Peak

John rates Shawnee Peak
Went here with my ski club. Great time was had by all. Very friendly staff, nice lodge and good food. Well groomed trails and easy parking. Pros: Easy to access, Great for kids, Good tours, Short lines, Well maintained.
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