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“Quality Experience for Families” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shawnee Peak

Shawnee Peak
Bridgton, ME
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Bridgton
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Owner description: Shawnee Peak Ski Area is All About Family Fun! Maine's largest family-owned ski area features 40 trails & glades, two terrain parks, 19 trail lit for night skiing, 5 lifts and 98% snowmaking. Great kids learning programs for kids ages 3-12. Learn-to-ski or snowboard programs offered every day of the season.
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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“Quality Experience for Families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you are looking for a Medium Size Quality Ski Experience for your family without having to take a second mortgage all within an hour drive of Portland, ME and 2.5 hours from Boston, Shawnee Peak Ski Area should be on your short list. Shawnee is "Your Maine Mountain"......translation without the corporate, plastic, nonpersonal feeling you get from many of the other large ski areas. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable.......this place simply screams VALUE with a tremendous daily commitment to quality snow conditions via a dedicated snowmaking/groming staff. You will not be dissapointed when you give Shawnee Ski Area a visit, Day or Night!

Visited December 2012
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Keller, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great skiing for ALL skill levels...with GREAT instructors for beginners!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My husband and I have been skiing at Shawnee Peak (Pleasant Mountain) for 20+ years. We live in Texas now, so our kids had not had the opportunity to ski when they were younger. We spent a long holiday weekend in Bridgton and signed the kids up for lessons all 3 days. From never having put on ski equipment to skiing down the intermediate trails...that is how awesome the instructors at Shawnee Peak were for our kids! What an awesome 3 days! The snow-making and natural snow were perfect, the lines were short and considering it was a holiday weekend...that was incredible. The lodge has plenty of seating inside but my favorite was sitting on the decks outside watching the skiers. Another FUN element to this mountain is the NIGHT skiing! The lighting is fantastic and the mountain sparkles...so much fun!

Visited January 2012
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Delray Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Skiing for Families and Seniors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

No crowds, great groomed snow, perfect for young kids and seniors who don't need the flash and size of Sunday River to enjoy a few hours in a safe place. Great prices and discounts, friendly services, good cafeteria food selection - healthy too! OK to bring your own cooler. Rentals. Nice sports shop.

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Close, but lifts are slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

If you have time, go elsewhere, vertical is decent but takes a long time to get up to the top

Visited February 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The day we went to Shawnee Peak the conditions were excellent thanks to the 6 inches of snow that had fallen the night before. My 2 sons and I had a fabulous day here. There were enough trails to choose from and my older son thought the terrain park was awesome! The staff was very helpful and friendly, so much more so than Mt. Cranmore. We'll definitely be back!

Visited February 2012
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