Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA)

339 Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware , PA (Driving Directions to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA))
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 10:49 PM

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 6 Beginner
  • 11 Intermediate
  • 6 Advanced
Shawnee Mountain is a family friendly ski area located just a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. We have 23 trails, 2 terrain parks and a snowtubing park. 100% snow making and 95% night skiing. We offer a full selection of services including two cafeterias, a sit down restaurant, retail shop, HUGE rental fleet and unmatched lesson packages.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 10

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 23

Weekend Hours


Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

650 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

700 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,350 ft

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Ski Pictures and Photos

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Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Trail Map

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) Reviews & Tips (46)

Been going to Shawnee for years. Personally like it because son is comfortable there and staff is really great. My biggest issue is the people go there "claim" tables with their stuff and Shawnee does nothing to move stuff so when you need to come in for a break you can't find a place to sit. And while I know the price of cafeteria is high, people are bringing crock pots, tea pots, even coffee makers plugged in all over the place. Shawnee turns blind eye to this too. Should separate cafeteria sitting to places people can set up their kitchens and leave stuff all day from in-and-out places and those areas be cleared by staff. While there this time there were two arguments between families and less comfortable bringing my son there.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 17 2016 - 02:27 PM
Anna Intermediate Skier
Perfect place if you're learning or getting your legs back, but may bore more advanced skiers. Staff is really noticeably friendly, they could not have been more helpful. Has a small-business atmosphere - nice. Virtually no lift lines on weekdays. Trails were in great shape, well groomed despite rain earlier in the week. Cafeteria was overpriced and food selection and quality was not very good.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 21 2015 - 07:36 AM
Jim Advanced Skier
Perfect family fun!!!! My fiancee is a pro snowboarder and I'm a certified snowboard instructor from CO and we loved this mountain! If you're looking to drop cliffs or hit 60' jumps then you need to go up north or out westcoast vvv BOB vvv... Everything is easily accessible and designed very safe for new riders. This is a fabulous place for family, we brought our 24mo old son and the bunny hill was a perfect slope speed for us to work with him on. Daycare was extremely reasonable!! Be sure to bring cash to tip the caregivers or instructors. The park was a lot of fun for myself and even for my pro rider fiancee. We will be back with our son soon. THANKS SHAWNEE!!!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 15 2015 - 11:14 AM
Luna Advanced Snowboarder
Excellent mountain to beginners or just a nice local place (1.15hrs) for an advanced rider to ride. Brought up my 3 kids and had a wonderful day. I would say a bit crowded in the lodge but slopes were totally reasonable. Overall a lovely place to ride.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 17 2015 - 09:51 AM
JOhNr Advanced Snowboarder
Great conditions, good trails. Make sure to bring your own tools for adjusting your bindings. The rental shop won't let you touch their's.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 06 2015 - 07:37 PM
Senior Skier Advanced Skier
If I had to guess, the lift attendants are ESU 6th-year seniors and/or aspiring small-town cops. In terms of Northeast PA intermediate or advanced skiing, why you would go anywhere smaller than Elk, other than to try it once with a Liftopia discount like me, is a mystery.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 22 2015 - 02:20 PM
Sweeney Advanced Skier
We bought Liftopia's first time lesson package for my kids and we had an amazing day! This is my first time skiing in the East (grew up skiing in Alaska) so I had been warned about the "snow." It's definitely icy but I didn't have any issues skiing on it. The kids' instructor was fantastic. They loved her and zoomed through 3 levels of lessons in just an hour! After their lesson we were able to take them on the quad and down the whole mountain (greens of course). While the choices for runs were limited, that was just fine for our kids' first time, and I loved how they had a double chair lift for the bunny slope. The kids got super confident and comfortable on that before we took them on the quad. The operators on the double were so patient and encouraging, my kids just loved them. They kept commenting on how nice they were. Overall, it was the best first day of skiing for my kids that I could imagine, and for a momma who loves to ski, that's all I could ask for! (And the Liftopia deal was amazing. We basically got lessons and rentals for $7 more than the cost of the lift ticket.) Thank you, Liftopia, for helping me be able to introduce my kids to the slopes!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 14 2015 - 08:29 AM
Elisa Intermediate Skier
shawnee is a great ski mountain with very knowlegable staff, and they have something there for every level.I would defenitely go again. thanks liftopia for the great price!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 23 2014 - 02:35 PM
leo Intermediate Skier
Many trails were closed. To be expected due to the mild winter we've been having. Only one blue was open. Bring your own food for lunch! I was highly annoyed that I paid $17 for chewy chicken fries, a chicken sandwich with no tomato or lettuce, and some cold fries.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 18 2014 - 02:07 PM
Weber Intermediate Skier
I took my 2 daughters 5 to Shawnee for a lesson over the weekend. By the end of the day both were able to take the lift to the top of the mountain and ski down successfully....although it took some time :) Both had taken a lesson previously but the definitely learned a lot. The conditions were good. It was a good mountain for beginners to learn. We enjoyed the day.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 27 2014 - 04:58 PM
DC Advanced Snowboarder
Very good conditions @ Shawnee this past week 1/22/14. Hats off to the groomers and lift workers as the temps were down there!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 24 2014 - 06:01 PM
kenika Advanced Skier
Went twice within a 3 day span and loved it. We went on a Saturday and Monday -- it was never too crowded and the lift operators were friendly. It's definitely not a luxury resort, it was pretty campy and only a 2 and a half hour drive. I would only go again if I could buy the tickets for under $30.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 24 2013 - 06:59 AM
jade Beginner Snowboarder
Nice little mountain with a variety of trails merging with other trails connecting with other trails. I went there late in the season so I pretty much had the mountain to myself .I can't judge how crowded it must get on peak season weekends. Shawnee has a great small resort vibe to it. It feels like home away from home.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Apr 03 2013 - 03:50 PM
JPonHudson Intermediate Snowboarder
Rent all equipment out of the Resort, it will save you about 40% compared to Shawnee prices. Despite that, always buy through Liftopia, you can also save some bucks and enjoy, it is a good resort, easy slopes and friendly people.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 14 2013 - 09:42 AM
Rodrigo M Beginner Snowboarder
My family has been skiing at Shawnee for 15 years. It is a great little mountain. They have one high-speed quad, and that is pretty much the only lift I use. Even on crowded days, the line on the quad moves quickly. Staff is friendly. This year we bought season passes. My teenage children like the terrian park. It is close and affordable. They do a good job of grooming. Of course there is going to be ice, it is the Poconos!!!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 11 2013 - 02:36 PM
Eileen Advanced Skier
Make your site easier to use.Tried to use the comments, but it would not work. Shawnee was not good, Wedsite said all ail trails, but when we got there about half the trails where not open. There where a couple times we got off the lift and had to pole over to another trail to go down. Then on the way down, there would be trails closed. Twice we were going down and the trail was closed and where forced to go down a black diamond. That is not right.I I dod not have a problem, but skiing with my wife which does not like skiing diamonds pissed her off.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 06 2013 - 07:12 PM
Glenn Sweeten Advanced Skier
gets icy in the afternoon. Go early, to avoid ice and lines.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 05 2013 - 07:49 AM
Richard Intermediate Snowboarder
Went to Shawnee for the first time this past Saturday. We got to the ticket window at 8:05 and were on the lift like 2 minutes later. Show up early for no lines at the ticket window or lift and get a TON of skiing done in the first 2 hours. Also the mountain is really perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers. The whole mountain is definitely skiable. We had an AWESOME day.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 04 2013 - 02:22 PM
Kim Intermediate Skier
Went to Shawnee for my first time March 6th 2012. I could not believe I kept driving 4 - 5 hours to ski Hunter , Bellayreor Catamount? The place is nice. Has everything you need to party or bring the family. The only snow up there was on the slope's. That was fine with me. I got there early and was the 2nd one down on fresh groomed trails. There was about one or two inches of soft stuff, packed ??? and the base was solid ice. This may sound bad to some pro's but I had a blast on my new ski equipment. The lift was fast and no crowds. If it get's cold eneough to make snow, I would suggest you to take your Ski's or Board and go. $42.00 all day!!!!!!!! FUN FUN Fun(get there by 9am)
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 08 2012 - 11:28 PM
George ,SINY Intermediate Skier
Considering how much snow was missing all year long from all of the resorts this winter Shawnee was an excellant choice. As a 44 year old Dad snowboarder and just learning how be brave enough to hit some jibs, the resort had something for everyone. Both my 12 and 9 year old had a blast. Got Crowded a little in the early afternoon however we went during the Shawnee Winter Festival and had a blast. It will be our first stop next season.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Mar 01 2012 - 09:20 PM
Andy M. Intermediate Snowboarder
If you're there on a Friday it gets very crowded after 4:00 p.m. since all the kids get out of school and over 15 buses from different districts come to Shawnee to ski. Also, the left side of the mountain tends to have better snow since the hi-speed lift and most people are on that side.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 07 2012 - 09:07 AM
Hassan Intermediate Skier
This is a nice family mountain. No challenging runs for more advanced skiers, but an enjoyable place to ski and ride. The terrain park is better than I thought it would be. They could use a high-speed lift that goes up the big terrain park. The double over there feels like it takes forever. I went midweek and the place was empty.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 02 2012 - 04:19 PM
Erik Advanced Skier
It is a great place to learn how to ski even from my daddy! Liftopia helped to make it more affordable. And I can ski on blue trails now! Lookout rocks!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 16 2012 - 06:18 PM
Sasha Beginner Skier
love this mountain snow is great good quick chairlifts to get you to the top so you can start skiing always try to get to this mountain cause it is the closest one hills arent that steep either
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 13 2011 - 06:08 AM
gary Intermediate Skier
I really liked the Liptopia packaged deal since I am a beginner. Though there was a huge wait before I could actually ski. My advice is to get there as early as possible to be one of the first ones through the line.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written May 27 2011 - 05:32 PM
Beginner Beginner Skier
Liftopia was great - it was nice to pick up our tickets at the same window as where you buy tickets
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 22 2011 - 06:55 PM
Liz Intermediate Snowboarder
liftopedia worked very smoothly. however, there were ridiculous conditions at shawnee - a total waste, at least on Feb 18. We left after 1 hour.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 20 2011 - 11:06 PM
marc Advanced Skier
Shawnee is a little far for us given limited vert, but conditions were great last weekend. Much less ice than Blue or Camelback, but that might have been partly due to the warmer weather. Terrain park is very well done; nice and long, lots of well-placed features. One problem is the number of oblivious kids crossing landing areas--nobody seems to want to tell them that is a dangerous way to ride a terrain park, but I landed on "only" one kid, so I guess it's okay. And the T.P. lift is slow and really needs to be upgraded given the popularity. Pick your day carefully if you're a beginner. I was there on Sunday and the greens were filled with group lessons and other more advanced kids slashing through them. Far more kids were taken down the hill on ski patrol sleds than I've seen in a while. All in all, best local ski trip of the season--It's just a fun place to ride.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 11 2011 - 07:01 PM
Gary E Advanced Skier
Was there Sunday Feb 6. Awesome terrain park, which is a great plus. The jumps are great. The beginner trails were pretty crowded though. Too many beginner trails merge with advance trails, so it can be hectic. It's a pretty easy mountain overall. I dont like how they didnt want me to bring my cooler, that was lame.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 08 2011 - 07:31 PM
Sean Intermediate Snowboarder
Not a bad mountain to teach or learn on, nice wide trails with no crowds. My only complaint is that, although they have free wifi, they have no payphones and no cell signal. Makes it very hard on people that rely on their phones for work, family, etc.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 05 2011 - 03:43 PM
Christine Advanced Snowboarder
fun beginner mountain, thank god for the express. went with a group of beginner\intermediate riders who are new or just getting back into it after a few years off. was good because everyone was able to stay relatively close and since it is such a small mountain it was easy to stay together. park was okay, a few of the knuckles are way too long on the hits in sidewinder. i only saw one person clear the knuckle on the fourth hit and he wiped instantly on landing. besides the normal families hanging out in the terrain park (very normal in pa) and not able to hit a few features because a 7 year old was standing on top of it, i had fun.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 02 2011 - 07:26 AM
james bennett Advanced Snowboarder
Everything was great, let's keep the discounts coming =)
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 01 2011 - 12:26 PM
Ewa Advanced Snowboarder
Shaw nee was fun. Not crowded and fun trails, but it was just way small. The run was just as fast as the lift up
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Feb 01 2011 - 12:24 PM
Bankewitz Intermediate Skier
Went on Thursday from noon to 5pm after a 6 inch snowfall. Conditions were genuinely perfect with packed powerer and fresh powder along the edges. Staff is friendly, lodge clean, French fries are tasty. I learned to ski here as a little kid and hadnt been back in 22 years! Brought back some memories. The mountain sure felt "bigger" back then, lol, but now I know why the school's ski club brought us here, it really is fantastic learning terrain as nothing is very difficult.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 29 2011 - 03:01 PM
Kevin Advanced Skier
Liftopia was really easy to use. The weather was great and went on a Wednesday, so there was no one there! The high-speed lift was WAY better than the other lift. We had a blast. No ice, no slush, who could ask for more in the Poconos?
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 22 2011 - 04:42 PM
Valerie Intermediate Skier
Shawnee is geared more towards beginners. I went on a weekend (a holiday nonetheless) and the green trails were very clogged with beginners. The blue trails were very easy (they could be considered green trails at some other mountains), therefore there were a lot of beginners on those trails too. It is annoying because they all stop in the middle and you have to try to dodge people as you are skiing/snowboarding past them. Some of the blacks were as hard as a blue would be on other mountains. The express quads are good (minus the lines you have to wait on). The food at the top of the mountain was better then the lodge at the bottom.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 21 2011 - 06:47 AM
Anonymous Advanced Snowboarder
Liftopia the best !!! Great resort, good fasilities.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 19 2011 - 03:34 PM
Oleg Intermediate Skier
Liftopia works great here. Print out order; bring ID. Fairly good conditions, typical Poconos slopes. It is, what it is. High speed quad is fast.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 18 2011 - 02:19 PM
JSkidWong Advanced Skier
Liftopia tells you that you don't need to print your confirmation email (but that you should); when i went, they said I had to print my confirmation email. They eventually helped me get the lift ticket and the mountain was great. I really like the lodge at the top of the mountain. Print your confirmation email.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 11 2011 - 07:46 PM
j vole Advanced Snowboarder
Liftopia was easy to use to purchase tickets. Shawnee willl ask you to produce photo ID, so don't forget to bring it with you. Shawnee was in excellent condition, although not much of a challage.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 11 2011 - 02:33 PM
David Advanced Skier
Great snow conditions and definitely a family friendly slope. Take the Tomahawk ski lift to save a ton of time on the way up. There's no other slope as fast at this resort!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 09 2011 - 08:00 AM
Melissa Blackburn Intermediate Snowboarder
Don't be afraid to buy through Liftopia and don't be afraid to ski Shawnee. I went to the ticket window with the order I printed out and had my lift ticket in less than 2 minutes. First time at Shawnee, was looking for the kiosk so I could rent a locker and an employee came up to me and asked if I needed help. She walked me to the rental kiosk and then my locker. Skiing was great! Not the biggest place but it does have some long trails. Even the lift people were very friendly. This is what a ski resort should be like and what a deal! Very satisfied!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Jan 07 2011 - 03:20 PM
Ron S, Intermediate Skier
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 28 2010 - 02:43 PM
LINDA DIBIAS Intermediate Skier
The new High Speed Quad is awesome. 3 Minutes up, 3 down make a huge difference. Great place to ski/board for everyone. The entire staff is great and the bartenders rock. For the cost, Shawnee is a great deal. Not the most challenging but a great place to start your season.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:54 PM
BLaw Advanced Skier
The trip was great, all the facilities are great, slops are challenging.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Dec 26 2010 - 03:44 PM
Vlad Intermediate Skier
Shawnee has a great program for groups of 15 or more. It's called Groups-2-Go... You call, make a reservation, pay for everything over the phone and they mail all your lift tickets, rental forms and lesson vouchers ahead of time. When you arrive you go straight to the mountain. Did it last year and it was awesome!
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA) review written Sep 22 2009 - 11:03 AM
James Intermediate Skier

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