Mountain's major asset is, that it is the closest Pennsylvania
ski area to New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. Shawnee
has 23 slopes and trails, a variety of beginner and intermediate
runs, good lifts and because of it's lower elevation has excellent
snowmaking and grooming.
tends to be, as most Pocono resorts are, a family area, with an
unusually large school and group session program at night. Shawnee
Mountain is among the earliest Pocono ski areas to open, trying
for the Thanksgiving weekend. The snowmaking system covers 100 percent
of all slopes and trails, and 95 percent of the slopes are illuminated
for night skiing.
have a range of learn-to-ski programs. Shawnee Mountain offers SKIwee,
a SKI Magazine-sponsored program for children ages 5 to 12 and pre-SKIwee
for ages 3 to 5, and group and private skiing and snowboarding lessons.
keeping with the family theme it also offers baby-sitting for children
over 18 months. Groups and senior citizens take advantage of discounts.
get to Shawnee, take I-80 to Exit 52. Go north on Route 209 and
follow the signs.
Hotels Near Shawnee
& Drew's Review:
Best Thing: Weekdays not many lines. Quiet & rustic lodge
Thing: Double lifts are slow
To Go: Good for intermediates
A bit pricey
Lines: Short in morning, long at night
Trail: Renegade (never seems to be open, not lit closed after dark)
Some patches when we visited
Pipe or Boarder Friendly: Boarder friendly with park and pipe, but
not as well maintained as others.
Boarder Trails: All Access
7 thumbs up (10 best)
Size of mountain ok
Everybody, but us, had coupons
Level: Not boring when all trail open, medium level
Not much to say, an average riding experience.