News : It's All Downhill From Here As Shawnee Peak Turns 75

Jan 30, 2013

From The Portsmouth Patch

By Heikki Perry

BRIDGTON, Maine — It’s a season to celebrate at Shawnee Peak, which kicked off the ski season with its 75th anniversary, making it the longest continuously running family ski park in Maine.

“We're proud of our history and excited about our future. The whole season will be special with contests, giveaways and special events,” says Rachael Wilkinson, Shawnee Peak director of marketing.

Originally founded in 1938 as Pleasant Mountain, Shawnee Peak was purchased in 1988 by Shawnee Mountain, a Pennsylvania ski company, which gave the mountain its current name. In 1994, Chet Homer purchased the mountain, and it has since remained a decidedly family-owned and run operation. Servicing more than 135,000 skiers every year, Shawnee Peak has long been one of New England’s most popular and well attended ski resorts. Half of its 240 acres and 40 ski runs are lit at night, making it an attraction for families and students from all over New England.

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