Bridgton, ME (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Ski touring and skinning, or “earning your turns”, has become an increasingly popular facet of skiing, and Shawnee Peak is embracing it by offering their first Moonlight Uphill Tour on Friday, February 14. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day under the full moon and experience a whole new way to enjoy Shawnee Peak - by skinning or snowshoeing from the base to the summit.
The tour will start at the Main base area, with the lights on and the ascent beginning 10pm. Along the way the lights will be shut off, turning it into a full moonlight experience - so hope for some clear skies! There will be a meeting at the summit at 11pm for a refreshing toast, and some relaxing time around a fire before the descent at 11:30pm, finishing back at the base area by midnight.
“Alpine touring has become extremely popular, moving from the backcountry to the ski areas - our new Uphill Policy is a testament to that,” says Shawnee Peak General Manager Ed Rock. “We’re excited to be able to offer a unique touring experience right here at Shawnee Peak, and under a full moon, too.”
Friday’s Full Moon Tour is just the beginning of a packed vacation week schedule. Sunday the 16th is the second Movie Night at the Alpine Sugar Haus, and Monday night Maine’s own Bob Marley will be performing at Blizzard’s. Add to that a full week of special events and you have a fantastic week to look forward to!
Our friends at Eastern Mountain Sports will be on hill on Friday evening with snowshoe and trekking pole demos. They will also have a raffle for all participants.
Shawnee Peak’s Uphill Policy recognizes the popularity of skinning and ski touring, and wants to ensure that the mountain is available for all to enjoy safely. In order to make sure everyone is safe, please know and observe the policy. For more information, visit http://www.shawneepeak.com/mountain/uphill-policy/.
Shawnee Peak is a privately-owned, family ski resort in Bridgton, Maine, just twenty minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire.
Celebrating it’s 76th year of operation, the mountain boasts 98% snowmaking, 1300 feet of vertical drop, 239 skiable acres, 40 daytime trails and 19 lit trails for night, as well as two terrain parks.
The mountain is family-driven, affordable, and provides skiing and riding for all levels and abilities. To learn more about the mountain and special offers, visit http://www.shawneepeak.com.