Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

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Shawnee Mountain
Base lodge and lower slopes
Base lodge and lower slopes
LocationMiddle Smithfield Township / Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States
Nearest cityEast Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°2′27″N 75°5′0″W / 41.04083°N 75.08333°W / 41.04083; -75.08333Coordinates: 41°2′27″N 75°5′0″W / 41.04083°N 75.08333°W / 41.04083; -75.08333
Vertical700 feet
Top elevation1351 feet
Skiable area125 acres
Runs23 total
Longest run5,100 feet
Lift system9 total. 1 high-speed detachable quad chair, 1 fixed-grip quad chair, 4 Doubles, 4 Surface Lifts
Terrain parks2 total
Websitehttp://www.shawneemt.com

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.[1][2]

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 has 23 slopes and trails, two terrain parks, and a snow-tubing park with a total area of 125 acres.[3][4]

Shawnee Mountain has nine lifts (from left to right). There is a quad chairlift called the Arrowhead Chairlift. There is a recently installed 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.

In 2013 and 2014, Shawnee was able to open late November due to an aggressive snow season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shawnee Mountain". Ski Central. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  2. ^ Chuck Ayers. "Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort in Pennsylvania". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  3. ^ Joan Bahr (2012-01-06). "Shawnee Mountain Ski Area: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  4. ^ Marshall S. Berdan (2013-11-15). "10 ski destinations close to Long Island". News Day. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  5. ^ "Shawnee Mountain ski area opens Friday in Poconos". WFMZ. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-04-10.

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