The historic area is Boyne's third Maine property.
Friday, October 22, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Longtime Shawnee Peak owner Chet Homer announced this morning that he has sold his ski area to Boyne Resorts. Details of the transaction were not released.
Shawnee Peak debuted rope tow lift service as Pleasant Mountain during the winter of 1937-38, adding Maine's first T-Bar in 1953. A 1,200 vertical foot chairlift was installed in 1955. In 1988, Pleasant Mountain was acquired by Shawnee Mountain Corp., which renamed it after its Pennsylvania ski area. Chet Homer acquired the area in September 1994, making multiple lift improvements later in the decade.
According to a statement issued by Homer, Boyne Resorts agreed to "provide enhanced employee opportunities, continue with capital improvements each year and continue the family friendly atmosphere that I think we have established."
With the acquisition, Boyne Resorts now owns three of Maine's six 1,000 vertical foot ski areas. Founded by Everett Kircher, the family-owned ski company entered the New England market in 2007 when it assumed operational control of Loon, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River. It acquired the areas outright in 2018 and in 2020 announced aggressive expansion plans. At present, a new 8-person chairlift is being installed at Loon, followed by another one at Sunday River next year.
It has not yet been announced if Shawnee Peak will be included on Boyne's New England Pass this year, or if it will become part of the Ikon Pass like its sister areas. Shawnee Peak installed RFID gates in 2019.
Located in the Portland, Maine market near the New Hampshire border, Shawnee Peak features an advertised 1,300 foot vertical drop served by a fixed grip quad and three triple chairlifts.