Shawnee is not for beginners

by: rdutkie - Jan 24, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Long trails

    Cons: Trails converge making some areas very congested

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

I was skiiing at Shawnee on January 23, 2010. This was my second time skiing at Shawnee. I do not understand all of the advertisements for Shawnee advertising that it is for beginners. I generally ski about 12 times a year on mostly intermediate and advanced trails. I would not recommend Shawnee for beginners. The trails are steep and sometimes narrow. The worst part of the trails is that they converge in certain areas making these areas very dangerous even for the experienced skier. The end of the trails are the most difficult because of the steepness and congestion which would be difficult for a beginner skier. The trails that they label as beginner I feel should be labeled as intermediate.