Shawnee Peak Ski Resort

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.

Shawnee Peak is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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.

Shawnee Peak Lodging:

Shawnee Peak Ski 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
249(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,700'(518 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,300'(396 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
400'(122 m)

Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
42.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Shawnee Peak 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.

Skiiable Area 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%.
25%(62 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%(125 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%(62 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 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 nearby the town of Bridgton, ME.

Bridgton, ME 04009 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.06000, -70.81000

Getting to Shawnee Peak Ski 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 JetportPWMPortland, ME38 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA117 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI164 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 AirportAUGAugusta, ME53 mi
Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH68 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH80 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%15 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%20 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%21 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%21 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%23 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%25 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%27 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%28 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%35 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%35 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%44 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%52 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%54 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%64 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%65 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%69 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%70 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%70 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%78 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%80 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%81 mi
Camden Snow BowlRockport, ME1,093 ft38%83 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%91 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%91 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%94 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%94 mi

Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,700 ft
Base Elevation400 ft
Vertical Drop1,300 ft
(25% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres249
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats