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|Resort Overview - reported by M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor|
Shawnee Mountain makes snow - a lot of it - and usually claims the earliest Poconos season opening date. The resort is one of the most popular in the Poconos and also has a great reputation as a family resort. As a result of Shawnee’s popularity, expect lift lines on holidays and weekends. Shawnee is located near the New Jersey border.
Beginners and intermediates will feel most at home at Shawnee, with plenty of beginner terrain near the base lodge. Shawnee has a strong Ski School offering a number of programs, including many focused towards kids. Shawnee also features a Snow Tubing Park with 6 lanes, serviced by two carpet lifts.
Snowboarders will find two terrain parks at Shawnee. Shawnee was one of the first east coast resorts to cater to snowboarders.
In 2010, Shawnee Mountain installed its first high-speed quad chairlift. In 2011, Shawnee expanded its snow grooming fleet with the purchase of two new Snow Cats.
During the summer and fall, Shawnee Mountain offers several festivals.
|23 (25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced)|
|12,600 per hour|
|10 (1 high-speed quad, 1 quad, 4 doubles and 4 carpets)|
|Yes, on 95% of terrain|
|Two terrain parks - an Advanced Park and a Beginners Incubator Park.|
|6 chutes, 2 carpet lifts, single and 2-person tandem tubes.|
|P.O. Box 339, Hollow Road
Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA 18356
|(570) 421-7231 or (800) 233-4218 (snow report)|
Estimated Distances from Major Cities
|Baltimore, MD||3 hours, 40 minutes||202 miles|
|Washington, DC||4 hours, 20 minutes||238 miles|
|Arlington, VA||4 hours, 30 minutes||241 miles|
|Richmond, VA||6 hours, 10 minutes||350 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||5 hours, 25 minutes||303 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||2 hours, 25 minutes||131 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||2 hours, 5 minutes||111 miles|
|Charleston, WV||7 hours, 55 minutes||492 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||8 hours, 50 minutes||527 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||9 hours, 50 minutes||605 miles|
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A snow condition report for Shawnee Mountain is shown below. Because condition reports may not be updated regularly, be sure to check the date and timestamp on the report. Before making a trip, we recommend contacting resorts directly for the latest conditions.
|Shawnee Mountain, PA||
As of 05:34:00 on 2011-03-21
|Report data is over 2 days old -- please check back later.|
To view additional ski condition reports for areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and across the world, visit the DCSki Conditions page.
Shawnee Mountain has an official webcam page here.
The past five articles related to Shawnee Mountain are shown below.
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum (December 27, 2012)
A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
What’s New for 2011: Shawnee Mountain (November 12, 2011)
Two new Piston Bully Snow Cats are joining Shawnee Mountain’s snow grooming fleet this winter.
What’s New for 2010: Shawnee Mountain (November 6, 2010)
Shawnee Mountain has installed its first high-speed quad, which will whisk skiers and boarders to the top of the Pennsylvania mountain beginning this winter. The new chairlift is the centerpiece of $5 million in capital improvements made over the summer.
DCSki Introduces New Features to Track Resort “Tweets” (November 15, 2009)
The Twitter microblogging service allows individuals and companies to create and share short text-based updates called “Tweets.” Over a dozen ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region have created a presence on Twitter, using Twitter to post announcements and information. DCSki now captures these updates and makes them readily available to skiers and boarders, whether or not they have their own Twitter account.
What’s New for 2009: Shawnee Mountain (November 8, 2009)
Shawnee Mountain has added a new Tubing Carpet lift, a new Snow Cat, and expanded its Rental Shop, fortifying its standing as one of the largest ski and snowboard rental facilities in the U.S.
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