Shawnee on Delaware, PA- Shawnee Mountain, home of the Tomahawk Express, Pennsylvania’s newest high speed lift, is pleased to announce its capital improvements for the 2011-12 winter snow sports season.
Two New Snow Cats
Adding to an already impressive grooming fleet, two new Piston Bully Snow Cats complete with flex tiller groomers have been purchased for 2011-12. A total of 125 skiable acres are groomed nightly on Shawnee Mountain along with the Bushkill Terrain Park and the Pocono Plunge Tubing Park.
Additional Rental Equipment
Already one of the regions largest ski and snowboard rental facilities, Shawnee has added 350 new pairs of Salomon skis and bindings, 350 new Flow snowboards and bindings, 300 new Burton adjustable helmets and 500 new token operated lockers. The Shawnee Rental Shop has the capacity to outfit over 4000 skiers and riders per day.
In an effort to increase snowmaking productivity, Shawnee Mountain has completed the installation of new air and water piping on the popular Pennsylvania Trail and in sections of the base area. Shawnee’s 8 miles of trails have 100% snowmaking capabilities.
The wireless internet services in both the Hope and Trepp Ski Lodges have been upgraded promising more connections and faster service.
Seasonal Locker Room Refurbished
The older ski and snowboard lockers have been replaced with new larger ones. The room layout has been redesigned for easier access, complete with new benches and new flooring. New boot lockers have also been added.
Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. General information call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 888-VILLA4U (townhomes and chateaus), 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (vacation bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com.