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Shawnee Peak Ski Area

Shawnee Peak Ski Area

6" to 9" POWDER ALERT - POWDER FORECAST BELOW!
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

196

Rank in
Region

31

Rank in
State

4

Best time for snow at
Shawnee Peak Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Shawnee Peak Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
3-7"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 110" per year
Snow Quality Rank

208

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

185

Shawnee Peak Ski Area is ranked No. 185 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

4.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

75.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

185

Shawnee Peak Ski Area is ranked No. 185 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

208

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Shawnee Peak Ski Area

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
109
score
46.6
Expert
rank
184
score
25.5
Snow Volume
rank
185
score
33.5

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1300 ft

1900 ft
Base Elevation: 600 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Shawnee Peak Ski Area, then you might have a long wait. Only 4.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Shawnee Peak Ski Area to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Shawnee Peak Ski Area is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 0.0% of months at Shawnee Peak Ski Area getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Shawnee Peak Ski Area can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 75.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Shawnee Peak Ski Area, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 75.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Shawnee Peak Ski Area, if you're flying in

The stretch from the Portland, ME airport takes a modest drive of 74 minutes, not enough for your legs to fall asleep before you stretch out in the parking lot.