Shawnee’s 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Weekend this Saturday & Sunday February 6 & 7!

Paint the Mountain Pink - Girls Day on the Slopes






Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the Hope for Strength Cancer Fund are all working together to increase awareness of cancer prevention and to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.

On Saturday, 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 headband with the Hope for Strength logo, compliments of Shawnee Mountain. Weather permitting “Margaret” the Pink Fire Truck and a new Jeep decorated for “Hope for Strength” will both be on display in the ski area courtyard.  And in conjunction with Pocono Health Systems, the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund is running a benefit raffle and prize winners will be drawn at 4 p.m.

This year the grand raffle prize is a Ski & Stay package from Mont Blanc Ski Resort in Canada. Tickets are $10.00 each. The drawing will be held at 4:00 pm and the winner does not need to be present to win. For raffle tickets (available in advance and onsite) and a complete list of raffle prizes, go online to

On Sunday, 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