Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
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Base lodge and lower slopes
|Location||Middle Smithfield Township / Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Nearest city||East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania|
|Top elevation||1351 feet|
|Skiable area||125 acres|
|Longest run||5,100 feet|
|Lift system||9 total. 1 high-speed detachable quad chair, 1 fixed-grip quad chair, 4 Doubles, 4 Surface Lifts|
|Terrain parks||2 total|
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 Bushkill Park currently has many features including rails, boxes, a set of stairs, and a Tepee Wall Ride. The other park features boxes and rails.
Shawnee Mountain has nine lifts (from left to right). There is a quad chairlift called the Arrowhead Chairlift. There is a recently renovated high-speed (reaches the top in only 3 minutes) quad chairlift that is called the Tomahawk Express chairlift. There is a double-double chairlift (two chairlifts together). Normally, one of the doubles is open. Then is another double chairlift (only one) called the Bushkill Chairlift that takes people over the Bushkill Terrain Park. This is a very narrow chairlift and the longest one. Then at the beginner’s hill, there is a small double chairlift. Next to it is a magic carpet lift. Then at the learning center is another magic carpet. Then last is a snowtubing magic carpet.
In March 2010, Shawnee announced that it had purchased a new High Speed-Detachable chairlift from Doppelmayr CTEC. 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 resort opened in 1975.
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