Shawnee Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of East Stroudsburg, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Shawnee Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Shawnee Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Shawnee Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Shawnee Mountain Terrain Overview
Shawnee Mountain has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Shawnee Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 125 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 51 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Shawnee Mountain's slopes see on average 50 inches (1.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
Shawnee Mountain Elevation
Shawnee Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,350 feet, or 411 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 650 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 700 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Shawnee Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Shawnee Mountain Difficulty Level
37.5out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Shawnee Mountain has 125 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Shawnee Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Shawnee Mountain good for beginners?
Shawnee Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Shawnee Mountain Location
Shawnee Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of East Stroudsburg, PA.
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 USA
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Getting to Shawnee Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Shawnee Mountain), its coordinates of 41.03000, -75.07000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of East Stroudsburg, PA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Shawnee Mountain.
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||53 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||65 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||73 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Shawnee Mountain.
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||33 mi|
|Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||40 mi|
|Trenton Mercer Airport||TTN||Trenton, NJ||54 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Shawnee Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Shawnee Mountain.
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||15 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||42%||18 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||27 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||29 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||31 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||34 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||39 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||43 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||45 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||48 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||52 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||54 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||54 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||57 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||60 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||61 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||77 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||84 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||86 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||88 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||90 mi|
Shawnee Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,350 ft|
|Base Elevation||650 ft|
|Vertical Drop||700 ft|
(25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||50 inches|