Shawnee Peak Gives Back To the Community through Charitable Donations
Shawnee Peak a family ski resort is dedicated to philanthropic giving. To show the community they care, Shawnee Peak is giving back by donating funds and providing complimentary ski and snowboard opportunities to the groups and programs that make an everyday difference in the New England area.
For the 5th year in a row, Shawnee Peak will provide complimentary season passes to all current patients in the Maine Childrens Cancer Program, their families, and to all the social workers in the program based in the Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The MCCP offers outpatient consultation and treatment for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. Shawnee Peak is also offering complimentary season passes to any family affected by Americas continued international and homeland security deployments. New England is full of military installations, and since 2003 Shawnee Peak has issued thousands of free season passes in an effort to thank Americas deployed soldiers, sailors and other military personnel.
Resulting from last years success of involving more kids from inner-city neighborhoods to the sports of skiing and snowboarding, Shawnee Peak hosted a Free Learn to Ski and Snowboard day for the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester. They provided 150 kids from the ages of 8-15 with a full day of activities including free lift tickets, lessons, rental equipment and lunch.
Shawnee Peak, a beautiful, privately-owned ski resort in Bridgton, Maine, is now offering guests rides in the resort groomer. For an extraordinary value, skiers can book this unique experience with up to three of their friends per ride. There are two different ride options available. The first has been dubbed First Tracks, and will appeal to any skier who dreams of laying down those first tracks of the day in fresh morning snow. Guests who reserve a seat for this groomer ride will be offered two runs before the lifts open for the day. It only costs sixty dollars to reserve the cab!
The second option is the Moon Groom, a scenic ride in the afternoon. This option is relaxing and enjoyable for guests of all types and ages. Rides will be offered for the low price of twenty dollars per person. The trip takes about an hour, and leaves at four every afternoon. The passenger cab has proven to be extremely popular with avid skiers and people who are interested in groomers themselves, says Marketing Director Rachael Wilkinson.
Kids and families are the focus for Shawnee Peak’s signature event on Feb. 23. The Family Festival features skiing cartoon characters, an ugliest ski sweater contest, a poker run and plenty more. All activities are free. There’s also plenty of options for adults, including the Spring Fling Beach Party on March 17 with snow volleyball and the wildly popular Slush Cup, which pits skiers and riders against a 100-foot man-made icy-cold pond. One more reason for everyone to get out to Shawnee Peak – and see a little bit more of the mountain ¬- this winter is the new four-seat passenger cab groomer. “We hope to offer private trips and pristine first tracks in the morning,” Wilkinson says.
This is Shawnee Peak’s 75th Anniversary Season. Our Gala Event will be on January 12th 2012. We have a Big Air Bag which is a fun and safe way to learn new freestyle tricks, expanded learning terrain with 50% more space for beginners to learn, extended beginner carpet lift with a 60 Ft extension to the existing Magic Carpet gives longer runs and an enhanced learning experience. We have expanded snowmaking infrastructure, Wi-Fi installed throughout base area, and offered free for our guests, a new Website, for enhanced user experience and a mobile site, a new Wheelchair lift allowing access to the top level of the base lodge, and our snow cat now has a 10 person platform to transport more people at one time to the top of the Mountain for First Tracks.
Address: 119 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Opens: December 15
Number & type of trails: 40-plus trails and glades; 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced
Vertical drop: 1300
Snowmaking: Yes, 99 percent of terrain
Amenities: 19 lighted trials and 2 terrain park for night skiing, Blizzard’s Pub, East Lodge Café, daycare, mountain top cabins, a 10 person platform on the back of our newest Piston Bully- for first tracks
Lifts: 5 including 1 quad chair, 2 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 1 carpet
Ticket prices: Weekend/holiday $59 adult, $47 junior (6-12) and senior; weekday $42 adult, $34 junior/senior; night only $13 to $30
Specials: Carload Dayz for $87 on Mondays; $59/couple on Two-Fer Tuesdays; Family Day offers four family members (1 must be a junior) all day skiing for $186 on Sundays; Ladies’ Day on Fridays with lift ticket and lunch voucher for $45
Signature events: Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Feb. 2, Family Festival Feb. 21, Spring Fling March 17
Did you know?
Since 2003 Shawnee Peak has offered free season passes to all overseas deployed soldiers and their dependent families.