Since 1989, Shawnee Peak has offered skiers and riders the most lighted nighttime terrain in New England, with 19 trails, 2 terrain parks and 4 lifts. Whether you go for night skiing or want to make a day of it, get there and enjoy this old time mountain with all the modern touches and some of the best skiing scenery anywhere.
In addition to all that fresh powder, there are plenty of new features to look forward to at Maine’s ski mountains this winter
For women who want to tear it up on the mountain – but who don’t want some guy showing them how it’s done – Shawnee Peak offers weekend Women-Specific Clinics. The clinics are taught by women, for women and are held Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am. Cost is $35 per clinic.
During the America’s Mattress Race, mattresses of all sizes will take to the mountain at Shawnee Peak. They’ll shirk their once-sedentary lifestyle for a chance to make like a toboggan and slide Shawnee’s Main Slope — with a few riders on top clutching the edges in high-speed fear.
The Ski Maine Peak to Peak Challenge is the simple tally of the number of ski areas a person visits over the course of the winter. The format is based on the popular concept that hikers have followed over the years of “bagging peaks.”
Mattresses aren’t known for their speed. They tend to be judged for comfort over miles-per-gallon. But during Saturday’s America’s Mattress Race at Shawnee Peak, there were twins, fulls and kings flying upwards of 30 miles per hour down the main slope.