Uphill Skiing

Shawnee Peak welcomes and supports our guests seeking to enjoy the mountain utilizing uphill travel with an Alpine Touring set up (No snowshoeing, cross country equipment or hiking is permitted). 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.

All uphill participants have acknowledged that they know and will adhere to the Maine Skier Statute and the Maine Recreational Use Statute.

There is ONLY ONE designated route for uphill travel (Kancamagus – Jack Spratt).  

2021 – 2022 Uphill Access CHANGES

  • All participants are required to have an uphill access pass + armband.
  • Season Passholders can receive an Uphill Access Pass free of charge, you must pick up in Guest Services. It is valid every day of the week, but only until 10am on Saturday, Sunday & Holiday’s. 
  • For non-passholders, an Uphill Access Pass is $100. This covers you all season, but is valid Monday to Friday only. We do not have a single-day product. You may purchase in Guest Services.
  • The armband must be worn at all times, is not transferable and pass must be on you.
  • Shawnee Peak personnel reserves the right to do spot checks at all times.
  • Kancamangus is the new designated trail to get to Mid-Station.

You are not permitted to ride the chairlift with an Uphill Ticket.

Uphill travel is prohibited between 4pm and 6am. Please respect and be familiar with the mountain’s hours of operation. Headlamps and reflective clothing are recommended.


During the early season, uphill access is not permitted due to snowmaking and grooming operations.  Please contact Guest Services to confirm uphill access is allowed.

  • Closed trails are prohibited at all times.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the mountain at any time
  • Sledding, Hiking, and Snowshoeing is not permitted on the mountain at any time
  • Camping is not permitted on the mountain at any time

Ski Patrol reserves the exclusive right to close the mountain to uphill access as conditions and skier traffic may dictate. 

Any person using any facilities of the ski area is considered 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, snowcats, snowmaking hoses and guns may be encountered at any times and the skier assumes all risks


Participants must also be aware of, and avoid mountain hazards. Individuals are prohibited from within 25 feet of the following:

  •    Snowmaking hoses – High pressure. Don’t ski over hoses!
  •    Fan Gun Power Lines
  •    Snowmaking hydrants
  •    Snow guns
  •    Snowmobiles – Stay visible.
  •    Snow Cats – Stay visible. ASSUME THEY CANNOT SEE YOU!

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