MEDIA CONTACT:

Jim Tust
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
570-421-7231
jtust@shawneemt.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
09/10/2013


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AUTOMATED SNOWMAKING HIGHLIGHTS 2013-14 IMPROVEMENTS

Shawnee on Delaware, PA – Family and beginner friendly Shawnee Mountain is pleased to announce several improvements to enhance its ski and snowboarding facilities and programs for the coming winter snow sports season.

Snowmaking Upgrades
It all starts with dependable snow conditions and Shawnee Mountain has added over a mile of new automated snowmaking.  Computer controlled, the new automated system will service the popular Pennsylvania and Blue Mountain trails. Utilizing existing tower snow guns, the upgrade will feature 65 new automated hydrants and 8 new on mountain weather monitoring stations promising greater snowmaking efficiency and significant energy savings.

New RIDEbaby Lessons & WEErider Park
Adding to the impressive mix of Shawnee childrens’ ski and snowboard programs which include it’s nationally recognized SKIwee, Mountain Cruisers, Young Riders and last season’s new WEEriders snowboard program for ages 4, 5 and 6 is a new RIDEbaby one hour snowboard lesson option for 3 year olds. To complement the growing young children’s snowboard lessons, Shawnee is adding a new WEErider Terrain Park for instructional use. Located in a small gentle area of the Shawnee Learning Center slope the new fenced in park will have several small terrain elements and snow features sized to enhance young children’s introduction to snowboarding. Reservations are required for all Shawnee childrens’ ski and snowboard programs and WEErider Park use. For more information call the Shawnee Children’s Center at 570-421-7231 x231.

Additional Rental Equipment
As part of a multi-year program to modernize its massive ski and snowboard rental shop, Shawnee Mountain has purchased 400 new pairs of Dalbello ski boots, 350 new pairs of Salomon shaped skis, 100 new Flow snowboards and boots, 30 new Burton child snowboards and boots - some of which will be designated for exclusive use in the new WEErider Park. The Shawnee Rental Shop is able to outfit over 4000 skiers/riders making it one of the largest rental shops in the country.

Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. Call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). Click on www.shawneemt.com where advanced discount tickets and online hotel booking links are available.

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