Shawnee Mountain

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!

Season Passes

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.

Lodging Options

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 (15 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
125(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
50"(1,524 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,350'(411 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
700'(213 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
650'(198 m)

Shawnee Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
35.9out of 100
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Shawnee Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Green Circle
25%(31 acres)

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.

Blue Square
50%(63 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(31 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
41.03000, -75.07000

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 AirportEWRNew York, NJ53 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY65 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY73 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 AirportABEAllentown, PA33 mi
Wilkes Barre Scranton International AirportAVPWilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA40 mi
Trenton Mercer AirportTTNTrenton, NJ54 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%15 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%18 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%27 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%29 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%31 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%34 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%39 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%43 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%45 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%48 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%52 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%54 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%54 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%57 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft38%60 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%61 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%77 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%84 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%86 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%88 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%90 mi

Shawnee Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,350 ft
Base Elevation650 ft
Vertical Drop700 ft
(25% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres125
Avg. Annual Snowfall50 inches
Shawnee Mountain Stats