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Shawnee Peak Resort Reviews

by: Mark Lang - 9th February 2010

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Steeps, View, Price
Slow lifts, no easy trail from top, lack of natural snow

Full review

Great value for short bucks. Although only 15 miles from North Conway, it takes a full 30 minutes drive to get there. Skied Sunday afternoon for only $27. It was 5 days after a rain storm, little or no new snow since, but the surface was adequate - I didn't lose an edge all afternoon. Skies bigger than it's vertical would suggest. Very few skiers on the East side. Lift lines weren't bad on a sunny, comfortable Sunday; up to 10 minutes at the West base, non-existent at the East base. However there is no high speed lift. Has some steep trails but few dips, banks and rolls which would make them more fun. Because of the snow conditions, I didn't ski any glades. The view from some of the East side trails looked like you were about to ski into the big lake below - awesome. If everyone in your party can ski intermediate trails, consider parking at the East lodge. I saw open parking spaces within 100 feet of the lift (which is just steps away from the lodge). Not as many food and drink options as the West (main) lodge though.

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