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   Maine: Shawnee Peak: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
East Side at Shawnee Peak
East Side Details
East Side
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1972-73
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Intermediate and expert trails
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After operating on the existing footprint for some time, Pleasant Mountain opted to pursue the largest expansion in the history of the ski area.

In 1972, a new Hall 4,246 foot long double chairlift, rising 1,246 vertical feet, was installed in the new Pleasant Mountain East Area. Four miles of new intermediate and expert trails were cut from the top of the existing ski area. A small base lodge would be constructed.

Up to four additional trails were proposed, however they were never cut or opened (perhaps due to the rocky/ledgy land).

In the 1990s, the double chairlift was upgraded to a triple chairlift. The lift is now known as the Sunnyside Triple.


The East Side area in 1972
The East Side area in 1972

The Sunnyside Triple in 2007
The Sunnyside Triple in 2007

The East Side base area in 2008
The East Side base area in 2008

The East Side area in 2009
The East Side area in 2009

Mohawk in 2008
Mohawk in 2008

Shawnee Peak Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
East Side1972-73Open
Rabbit Run Area1970-71Abandoned
Upper Mountain1955-56Open
West SideProposed
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Last updated: March 31, 2014

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