This highly detailed, yet entertaining volume is the first published history of Maine’s oldest continuously operating ski area, whose origins go back into the 1930s. Originally known as “Pleasant Mountain,” the ski area was renamed “Shawnee Peak” in 1988. Its very visible location just off Route 302 between Bridgton and Fryeburg gave it an early advantage with skiers from the Portland and North Conway areas. Author Dave Irons — one of New England’s leading authorities on every aspect of skiing — has made full use of countless resources to tell the story of one of Maine’s most beloved ski resorts. 68 illustrations. 61 pages, softcover.