Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA - Family and beginner friendly Shawnee Mountain is pleased to announce several improvements to enhance its ski and snowboarding facilities for the coming winter snow sports season.
It all starts with dependable snow conditions for the 2015-16 winter season. Shawnee Mountain has added two new SMI Super PoleCat tower mounted snow machines on Lower Tomahawk, its very popular expert slope. Electrically powered, the SMI Super PoleCat is a high performance, big throw snow machine that is energy efficient and fully automated. Mounted on towers high along the edge of the trail, the radio controlled and oscillating Super PoleCats are expected to quickly and efficiently cover and keep covered, Tomahawk’s steep headwall with a dependable deep base of machine made snow.
New Grooming Machine
Adding to an already impressive grooming fleet, a new Pisten Bully 400 Free Groomer has been purchased for 2015-16. In season, a total of 125 skiable acres are groomed nightly on Shawnee Mountain along the 3000’ Bushkill Terrain Park and the Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park.
Additional Rental Equipment
As part of a multi-year program to modernize its massive ski and snowboard rental shop, Shawnee Mountain has purchased 300 new Elan Exar E-rise skis and 300 new Flow and Rossignol Snowboards. The Shawnee Rental Facility, with its new more efficient ski and snowboard racking system, is able to outfit over 4000 skiers/riders, making it one of the largest rental shops in the country.
Repaved Entrance Road
Upon arrival, drive in guests will have a smooth ride thanks to the newly paved and widened parking lot entrance and exit loop. A new two lane drop off zone has also been added for easier and safer unloading of passengers and equipment.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is a beginner and family friendly ski resort located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 on Interstate 80. For general information, call 570-421-7231.
For lodging information, call 800-438-6493 (townhomes and villas), 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn),
or 800-POCONOS (visitor’s bureau). Follow us at Facebook.com/skishawnee, @Skishawnee