- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 4
- All Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 0
Pros: Low, low cost on Monday Night, Close, Not Crowded
Cons: Slow Lifts
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Mar 1, 2010
I just got back from a fun three hours of night skiing at Shawnee Peak. At $13 for a an evening of skiing on Mondays, you can't beat the price at a mountain the size of this one. It has 1300 ft. vertical and, while not a mega-mountain by anyone's standards, it is a fun place to go on a warm evening.
To be sure, the ambiance is youthful, and there seemed to be way more boarders than skiers, but everyone was having a great time. And, once again, the price can't be beat. Even with that great price, the lifts were not crowded and there are enough slopes lit to insure that the slopes were not crowded also.
The lodge is nothing special downstairs, but the upstairs lounge is nice, with a good view of the slopes.
It had been a long, long time since I had last skied at Shawnee Peak, (in fact, it was called Pleasant Mountain when I last skied there), and I was glad that I made the trip. Hopefully I will be able to get over there again before the season ends.