In Bridgton, Maine, Shawnee Peak will return to its roots and will be known once again as Pleasant Mountain. This decision was made to honor the 84-year history of the ski area, as well as the mountain it calls home. It was the name of the resort when the first trail was cut in 1936.
Boyne Resorts acquired Shawnee Peak in October of 2021 from the longtime owner, Chet Homer. Pleasant Mountain is part of the company’s collection of New England resorts including Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine, and Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, along with its family of resorts spanning North America.
It boasts several firsts, notably being Maine’s first ski area, also home to the industry’s first ski patrol (1938) and installing the state’s first chairlift (1954). Pleasant Mountain progressed to garner national fame in the 1970s as a hotbed for the burgeoning freestyle skiing movement.
The mountain has 19 trails lit for night skiing, the most in New England.
A new Pleasant Mountain logo and website have been unveiled today also, and full implementation of the new name will be completed ahead of skiers and riders being welcomed for the 2022/23 winter season.
Pleasant Mountain features two base areas providing access to 225 skiable acres served by four chairlifts and two surface lifts. Offering the most night skiing in New England, ski instruction, dining, and real estate opportunities are also offered at the resort. Pleasant Mountain is located less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Maine, and is the state’s first ski area. To learn more, please visit pleasantmountain.com.