Shawnee Peak October Update

October is one of our favorite months – the temps are dropping, the leaves change and there is the occasional snowfall or two! Yet, it is also a very busy month as we fine tune things in anticipation of Opening Day.

With that said we wanted to provide a few mountain updates:

  • We are excited to share that the pizza deck is complete, the pizza station is in-place and we’ve installed a roof and plexiglass siding on half of the deck off of Blizzards.
  • There will be a significant increase in outdoor seating throughout the base area, including more picnic tables and Adirondack chairs – don’t worry, we will have heat 🙂 as well as an outdoor beer garden and additional F&B options “to-go”
  • Across the base area, we’ve placed considerable emphasis on making everything as touchless and simple as possible.
  • Our ski school building has doubled in size and we plan to add a drop off parking zone for parents to drop off their children before lessons.
  • The rental shop has also doubled in size, making it more efficient. We will be encouraging Guests to pre-register for rental equipment, so you can “grab and go.” Our new equipment has been arriving daily!
  • On-hill, we have placed new HKD SV-10’s on Happiness Slope and will be installing permanent mounts on Upper Roosevelt, allowing us to open the upper East Side faster.
  • The East Chair will have RFID gates!
  • Purchasing tickets and lessons online, ahead of time, will be a key focus. We will have two pick-up boxes where you can scan your confirmation email to pick up your ticket or season pass. No more going to Guest Services to get your season’s pass!
  • Lastly, but most importantly, we are in constant dialogue with the respective parties with regards to safe operations and will follow the National Ski Areas Association’s “Ski Well Be Well” guidelines and policies. As you know, things continue to evolve, so we will continue to adapt throughout the fall and winter. 
  • We do not expect to have to require reservations for skiing & riding.

NOW… we are excited to announce that the Night Pass will be released at noon on Tuesday, October 6th – save the date!! New this year, we’ll be offering a 3-step payment plan in conjunction with a buy-it-now price. Tell your friends! 

Lift-accessible, downhill mountain bike park designed for beginners and families!

New this summer at Mt. Abram-

Lift-accessible, downhill mountain bike park designed for beginners and families!

Beautifully designed mountain bike trails including features banked turns, whoops sections, long sweeping turns and amazing views on the Westside of Mt. Abram’s ski slopes. Trails flow easily from section to section and transition from the top to the bottom amidst beautiful natural scenery.


Lessard, Thompson sweep top classes in Jackman for Rock Maple Racing

Lessard, Thompson sweep top classes in Jackman for Rock Maple Racing
Bright sun, cold winds highlight cross country season finale

JACKMAN, Maine (March 15, 2020) — Veteran snowmobile racers Remington Lessard and Dylan Thompson swept their respective classes on Saturday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed the fifth and final round of competition for 2020 at the remote and beautiful Long Pond Camps.

Lessard (Grip ‘N Rip Racing/Ski-doo), of Monmouth, Maine, powered to victory in the premier Pro Open and Pro Stock classes. In the Open final, Vermont-based rider Scott Preston put in a strong effort to finish second, while 2020 points champion Heath Bell (Bell Racing/Ski-doo) settled for third. 

In the Factory Stock race, TJ Leach (Crossfit Beacon/Arctic Cat) crossed the stripe in second, while former snocross standout Ken Murphy (Arctic Cat) filled out the podium with another solid run.