Shawnee Peak
Shawnee Peak
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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.
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Keith E
Cincinnati, OH110 contributions
Mar 2020
This place is 20 minutes from North Conway but it looks like most coming to the area ski at those in North Conway. It was not crowded on Saturday in early March. Everyone seemed like locals. Ski conditions were great. There is good variety of trails and some of the blues very steep and fun. The view is outstanding and on a clear day, you can see Mount Washington.
Written March 21, 2020
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Debi
Boston, MA1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Great place to ski. My complaint was that there is only 1 bathroom up in pub/dining area. Plenty of restrooms downstairs but you you not allowed to use these like you used to unless you go outside. Prices are higher, food quantities are less and food quality is not as good as it was with previous owner. Pub/dining area hold over 100 people, one restroom is not enough.
Written January 16, 2022
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Cindy N
Bridgton, United States28 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Shawnee Peak for most of the summer is open on Thursday nights for Thirsty Thursdays. Great food, drink, and entertainment on the deck. This past week had an excellent hand made Bacon Cheese Burger with extra crispy fires. Both were cooked to perfection. Great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a summer night
Written July 9, 2017
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J R
2 contributions
Jan 2020
I am a season pass holder for many years and I think that next year I will no longer buy one and will be traveling 40 minutes to Sunday River or to Cranmore because Shawnee peak is not the lovely New England Mountain it used to be. The trail conditions are terrible and although the owner Chet likes to buy new groomers on a regular basis their presence has been seriously lacking after snow fall this season, including today which had Mother Nature drop pristine snow last night and Shawnee let it pile into moguls on green runs as well as black diamond terrain. The staff do the best that they can but Blizzards Apres Ski pub is the worst run establishment that gets worse by the year. Two weekends ago I watched half a dozen people trip and fall on the wet flooring and when the staff were asked to deal with it, it fell on deaf ears. My Family and friends moved our tables so that traffic redirected to stop people getting hurt. The bar has 3 bartenders but it can more that 20 minutes before acknowledgment and still continue to wait... never mind receive a beverage. Having visited Cranmore recently, friends who are pass holders were able to share a discount with me but sadly I cannot reciprocate if they were to visit me at shawnee. Overall Customer service at Shawnee has declined and I feel that its time for my family to start spending time elsewhere.
Written January 19, 2020
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Ann C
Boston, MA1 contribution
Mar 2013 • Family
HI, I do hope that this review gets published as it is very negative concerning customer service. The owner, CHET HOMER III, is the most DISRESPECTFUL PERSON REGARDING CUSTOMER SERVICE that i have ever met and I am 53 years old, a large business owner myself. His management staff is as DIRESPECTFUL. I COULD JUST NEVER JUSTIFY SPENDING ANOTHER PENNY AT SHAWNEE PEAK AFTER HAVING SPENT THOUSANDS on lift tickets, ski school, ski in / ski out lodging on the mountain and their affiliated ski shop, The Sporthaus during THREE different visits. I AM TRULY HOPING THAT YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE AS THERE ARE SO MANY SKI RESORTS THAT BELIEVE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Written February 23, 2014
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nancy m
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Friends
Mountain used to offer a ticket price for day skiing. Now you have to pay for day and night even if you don't want to night ski.
Written December 31, 2018
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Explorer521004
2 contributions
Dec 2020
Extremely Disapointed in decisions to continue to cut back hours of operation (considerably over last couple years), services & snow making operations. The product is not what it used to be & their staff is a shell of what it used to be as well. Most employees just seem to go through the motions in their daily tasks & are not capable nor passionate about their jobs. The service in their restaurant is consistently poor as have been multiple times in recent years. Also hiked the East Side on 12/30 & there are still lots of trees down over trails, still not cleared from storm a month ago & a large leak in one of its snow making air pipes (all rusted out). During 2 days this Christmas vacation week, with dry conditions & temps below 25 degrees, they choose not to make ANY snow. The optics are really BAD! Clearly cut backs are the priority & the product & the customer is an afterthought. The only reason I can see to buy a season pass here is it's location (convenient to Portland). Certainly not about a quality product any longer. Was at the area yesterday 12/31 & there were ZERO lift lines & few skiers considering it was Vacation Week. I am very nervous that this area is in its last days as ownership continues not to value Marketing (Product, Price, Promotion etc) nor value its employees as they continue to cut back in every way possible to maximize their profit. Their lack of belief of creating lasting customer relationships & zero value in Marketing the mountain continues to erode their customer base as skiers opt for better options. Skier visits appear to continue to plunge. They clearly need a marketing master & resources to rejuvenate the areas local & wider perception amongst the skiing community. The change in our climate associated with these backwards business philosophies (from the 1970's) will most likely do them in sooner than later. The customer is not stupid & continues to search out & give other areas there hard earned dollars. That is what we have done & are imploring others to do the same intill they make some serious changes. Sad but true!
Written January 1, 2021
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MF3389
New Hampshire33 contributions
Dec 2014
Overall shawnee peak is a great ski mountain the trails are good costumer service is great but the food is a great big RIP OFF a small candy bar cost 2.16 that's right 2.16 , my 4 yr old cousin asked me to buy me tosie pop for 2.16 . because I found about 2.50 in change on the ground also the food isind that good any way
Written July 17, 2015
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lspwroo
Metro Portland ME171 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
We skied at night on Jan 1, arriving unsure if we would actually buy a ticket ($30). A departing customer said it was only icy in a few spots, so we gambled and were treated to an amazing night of corn snow on a pretty good variety of trails, especially considering the cruel trick Mother Nature has been playing on skiers in New England this year! It was above freezing the whole time we skied and not too crowded. So glad we went!
Written January 3, 2012
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D!O!U!G!I!EI
Maine3 contributions
Let me tell you about my ski time! Ok, here goes...I went Skiing! I went to Shawnee Peak! A kid fell off the chair lift! The chair lift guy was old. He yelled at me for sitting wrong. He said next time 100 lashes with a wet noodle. I only skid once before! I took a lesson. The lesson guy was Charlie. I graduated ski class! Salutatorian! Emma was Valedictorian. She's 4. Went on the bunny slope. I fell 3 times real bad. Ow. There was a kid on a leash. No biscuits at the lodge. Shawnee Peak is so close, only 6 hours on my bike! This place is great!
Written February 20, 2008
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