Shawnee Peak Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Maine in USA. The resort is in the town of Bridgton, ME.
We recently ranked all of Maine's ski resorts, so you can see where Shawnee Peak stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Shawnee Peak is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Shawnee Peak's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Shawnee Peak around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Shawnee Peak Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Shawnee Peak has a total of 40 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Shawnee Peak is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 249 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 101 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Shawnee Peak's slopes see on average 110 inches (3.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Elevation
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,700 feet, or 518 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,300 feet (396 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Shawnee Peak has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level
42.1out of 100
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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 Peak has 249 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Shawnee Peak 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%.
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 Peak Ski Resort good for beginners?
Shawnee Peak 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 Peak Ski Resort Location
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort is located in the state of Maine, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Bridgton, ME.
Bridgton, ME 04009 USA
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Getting to Shawnee Peak Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Shawnee Peak Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.06000, -70.81000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bridgton, ME 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 Peak Ski Resort.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||38 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||117 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||164 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 Peak.
|Augusta State Airport||AUG||Augusta, ME||53 mi|
|Portsmouth International at Pease Airport||PSM||Portsmouth, NH||68 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||80 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, 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 Peak Ski Resort.
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||15 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||19 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||20 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||21 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||50%||21 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||38%||23 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||25 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||39%||27 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||55%||28 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||35 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||35 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||44 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||32%||52 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||38%||54 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||64 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||65 mi|
|New Hermon||Herman, ME||450 ft||30%||69 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||70 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||70 mi|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||44%||78 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||79 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||80 mi|
|Gunstock||Kingston, NH||2,300 ft||47%||81 mi|
|Camden Snow Bowl||Camden, ME||1,093 ft||38%||83 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||29%||91 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||91 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||94 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||94 mi|
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,700 ft|
|Base Elevation||400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,300 ft|
(25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||110 inches|