Shawnee goes Pink!

DSC02131 DSC02042Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund are all working together to increase awareness of cancer prevention and to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. This popular resort gets set to go pink with their 2nd Annual Cancer Awareness Weekend filled with festivities!

Saturday, February 7, all are welcome to Paint the Mountain Pink for breast cancer awareness. Guests, Skiers, Riders and Tubers are encouraged to dress in pink and participate in fun activities throughout the day. The first 200 lift ticket purchasers will receive a free pink or black knit ski hat with the Hope for Strength logo, compliments of Shawnee Mountain. Weather permitting “Margaret” the Pink Fire Truck and a new “Hope for Strength” Subaru will both be on display in the ski area courtyard.

On Sunday, February 8, skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Joe Riesle Memorial Ski Race Against Cancer. This annual race has been named in honor of Joe Riesle, a longtime and beloved Shawnee Ski School Supervisor who passed away in February of 2012. Using the NASTAR format, the intermediate-level course is set on the Upper Tomahawk Trail. The cost is $7 for two runs or $13 for five runs. A valid lift ticket is required for participation. All race proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Non-skiers can contribute to the Ski Race Against Cancer by purchasing “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” donation cards at Guest Services or the Ski School Desk.

Spectators are welcome all weekend in the base area however a lift ticket is required to go on the snow. For more information you can contact Shawnee Mountain at 570-421-7231 ext. 254 or go to