Uphill Skiing Policy

Uphill travel by means of skinning, snowshoeing has gained popularity at Shawnee Peak and other resorts in recent years. Shawnee Peak welcomes and supports our guests seeking to enjoy the mountain. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that everyone follow our guidelines. All travel is done at each individual’s own risk.

-You are required to have an Uphill Access pass. This pass is available at the front desk during operational hours. Pass holders will be required to acknowledge and sign prior to uphill use.

-You must have a valid season pass or lift ticket. If you do not, you will be required to purchase a pass for $10 at the front desk for daily usage and $50 for the season.

-Uphill travel is prohibited after 9:30 AM during weekdays and after 8:30 AM weekends and holidays.

-Uphill travel is allowed during the pre-dawn hours from 5:00 AM to Open.

-You may only travel on the designated routes (Main – Horn – Jack Spratt or Mohawk – Tycoon – Upper Roosevelt – Upper Appalachian). Downhill travel is limited to the designated routes.

-Pre-season access is not allowed due to snowmaking and grooming operations.  Shawnee Peak management will notify guests when the mountain is open for uphill access. Closed trails are prohibited at all times.

-Usage of the terrain parks and BigAirBag are prohibited

-Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the mountain at any time

-Sledding is not permitted on the mountain at any time

-All participants are considered skiers under the Maine Skier Statute and must abide by Your Responsibility Code at all times. Any person using any of the facilities of a ski area is consider a skier and as such is required to adhere to and obey all posted information and to be aware of trail closures and other operational considerations. Be especially aware of other skiers and riders. Snowmobiles, snow cats, snowmaking hoses and guns may be encountered at any times and the skier assumes all risks

-Headlamps and reflective clothing are recommended before daylight hours


-Participants must also be aware of, and avoid mountain hazards. Individuals are prohibited from within 100 feet of the following:

  • Snowmaking hoses – High pressure. Don’t ski over hoses!

  • Snowmaking hydrants – Don’t approach

  • Snow guns – High pressure. Don’t approach an operating snow gun – tower or fan!

  • Snowmobiles – Stay visible and don’t get hit!

  • Snow Cats – Stay visible. ASSUME THEY CANNOT SEE YOU!

  • Other hazard areas, operations or conditions that may exist on-mountain.