Shawnee Peak - Bridgton, Maine

Combine a fun and affordable family skiing experience with a 1,300-foot vertical drop and fantastic snowy skiing terrain with more than 40 trails at Bridgton's Shawnee Peak, the longest-running ski area in Maine.

Located just 45 minutes from the city of Portland, 20 minutes from North Conway, and two and a half hours from Boston on Route 302, Shawnee Peak offers great family skiing at a price you can afford. Here you'll find fantastic trails on two sides of the mountain, breathtaking views of Mount Washington, as well as some fun and exciting events and activities for the whole family. In addition, 99 percent of Shawnee Peak's region is covered by its unique snowmaking system.

Keep in mind that the beautiful and fun-filled Shawnee Peak is also home to New England's largest nighttime skiing and snowboarding facility. Skiing at night offers an experience unlike any other, if you'd like to try night skiing, visiting Shawnee Peak is a must.

If great downhill skiing is your thing, try your hand at several of the Peak's 44 diverse trails, including six beginner trails for kids or first-time skiers of any age, 24 intermediate trails, which provide a bit more challenge, fun, and excitement, but aren't too difficult, 14 more difficult trails for the advanced veteran skier, and an impressive 19 night skiing trails, specifically designed and well-lit for nighttime skiing. You'll also find four gladed areas for all skill levels, two terrain parks, a 400-foot half-pipe, as well as five lifts, including one quad, two triples, one double, and a surface lift.

Some of Shawnee Peak's other great features and amenities, besides its popular night skiing, include ski school, where you can take lessons if you're new to skiing or if you'd like to improve your skills or advance to another level. For children they also offer the SkiWEE program as well as a childcare service. Be sure to stop in and visit the Blizzard's Pub after a long day of skiing.

Coming to Shawnee Peak with a large group? They've got the perfect lodging solution for you. Stay at the Shawnee Peak House, which contains 10 bedrooms and sleeps up to 44 guests. Complete with a private bath in each room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a double fireplace and plenty of games and entertainment options, the Peak House also gives you great views and easy access to Shawnee's many ski trails.

Shawnee Peak offers many great discounts, special packages, and deals for families from all ranges of budgets to ensure they can enjoy skiing at some of Maine's finest slopes.

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