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Reviews for Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
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Nice place to learn, and ski at. Snowboard terrain looks good when they have enough snow. Some trail areas in the middle and bottom are congested and a bit hazardous with not enough room for everyone.... Full Review
Shawnee is my favorite to go to year after year. Great for my whole family, including the little ones. Childrens lesson programs were really great for teaching hands-on learning.... Full Review
Amazing family friendly resort that is great for beginners to experts. Felt very much at home here and welcomed, loved the small family owned vibe. ... Full Review
Love Shawnee, great staff and good mountain for learning and coming with your family. Always great deals going on so you can save money.... Full Review
Shawnee is a very nice family friendly mountain. It has a terrain park with 3 trails. Has a nice seven lifts that barley have lines. The lodge is old but they have good food no waffle stand though. My favorite part though is it has green trails and black diamonds and
Intermediate trails not just a lot of green and black
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Total rip off!!! They made me pay for my 1 y/o just to be able to go in the area for snow tuning even though he will not ride. They taking advantage of the situation and location of the tubing area. They have the tubing all the way to the end so far from sitting area. Since ofcourse everybody wanted to do snow tubing it would be very inconvenient to alternate staying with my 1 y/o when the lodge ( food court) and the tubing area are located at opposite ends and is a good distance to walk. Also you came as a family to enjoy together but you'll end up experiencing the snow tubing seperately if you do not pay the 30$ to be able to have the 1 y/o in the tubing area. In other words this location is not family friendly they take advantage of the situation to charge unnecessarily. ... Full Review
Overall I had a good experience at Shawnee Mountain. There were good trails for beginners and intermediate level skiers.
The trail design of the mountain is very poor. There is one intersection where 4-5 different trails meet up and it is just asking for a accident to happen.
Another aspect is that there are several steep (black diamond) slopes right at the bottom of the mountain. This is also another accident waiting to happen. If not controlled Skiers will and can easily crash into stationary people or even go off course to the bottom of the mountain. (I suggest you search the news for a recent article regarding this)... Full Review
Mash potatoes today. Mountain is almost empty. Good coverage across trials so far. But it's slow and sticky. ... Full Review
Beginner: Lots learn here but its average and very programmed instruction, not bad and overall good for families.
Intermediate: Most of the terrain here is right for you, you will like it, overall good ride/ski with just a taste of challenge.
Advanced: If your advanced you can find something fun anywhere so here its ok you will have a good time skiing with your family
Lifts: Overall slow to moderate but its a short ride so not bad
Lodge: nice overall, clean, friendly, good food, pub is nice, workers are nice and seem to take pride in their work. Not hard to find space or be a lodge rat even on crowded days, they did a good job here.
Family: Nice family place, easy to keep together and find each other so this is a good choice for a weekend trip
There are also lots of things in the area for non skiers.
Overall not one of our favorites, we ski it every couple of years and its consistent, many like it so its not a bad addition to your list and good for families. ... Full Review