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
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
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.