Bridgton Maine, December 11, 2014 — Shawnee Peak (, the skiing in Maine resort that has welcomed friends and families for more than 77 years, opened for the 2014-2015 season on December 6.

This year the family skiing in Maine resort, in addition to its 40 + trails and six gladed areas, has opened a new triple beginner chair and has added significantly to its snow making capabilities with three new fan guns and 40 new low-e tower guns. That gives the resort snow making covering 98 percent of the terrain.

“We’re really proud of our snow making capabilities,” said Rachel Wilkinson, who works at Shawnee Peak. “Our crews work hard to make sure everyone gets the best skiing,” she said. Depending on conditions our crews do what we call a ‘Moon Groom.’ It makes for better night skiing,” she explained.

Shawnee Peak has offered the most night skiing in Maine for the past 25 years with 19 trails and two terrain parks serviced by four lifts. Night skiing in Maine happens six nights each week, Monday through Saturday, starting at 3:30 pm.

For more information about Shawnee peak, night skiing in Maine and current conditions, visit

About Shawnee Peak
With 249 acres, a 1300 foot vertical drop and more than 40 trails, Shawnee Peak has been a popular Main ski resort for more than 77 years. Family owned and operated, the resort features 50 percent intermediate and 25% beginner and advanced trails, has five lifts, with 1 quad, 3 triples and a surface lift. Shawnee Peak is open seven days a week with night skiing Monday through Saturday, which is included with the day pass. For more information, visit