Snow Day: 4 Ski Resorts in the Laurel Highlands

With the highest average snowfall and tallest elevation in all of PA, the Laurel Highlands is one locale every skier and snowboarder should check off their #PABucketList. Whether a thrill-seeker or first-timer, loads of snow fun are just waiting for you to experience and enjoy.

Enjoy unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, and Laurel Mountain throughout the winter with a Highlands Season Pass or swish through unparalleled luxury at Nemacolin.

1. Laurel Mountain

Ligonier

Rich in history and daring features, Laurel Mountain is one of Pa’s iconic ski destinations. Along with beautiful, scenic trails, the mountain offers some of the state’s most challenging terrain. Its double diamond Lower Wildcat Slope, the steepest in the state, is renowned among avid, experienced skiers far and wide.

A long day in the snow might leave you hungry, so shred your way down the mountain to the Wildcat Café for a delicious post-ski meal.

2. Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Champion

Every day is a snow day at Seven Springs Mountain Resort! With 33 slopes, 258 skiable areas, and some insanely creative and diverse terrain parks, a full weekend of shredding fun awaits you and your crew. Plan your ski adventures in advance with their detailed slope & trail guide.

Extend your snow day and spend one or more nights in one of the resort’s deluxe accommodations. Bring the family for tons of indoor fun after a day on the slopes and treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the awardwinning Helen’s Restaurant or the more casual Slopeside with its stunning views. End your extended ski adventure indulging in some of the many treatments offered by the onsite spa, Trillium.

3. Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley

High Chair Cable rides
Hidden Valley Resort

Boasting 110 acres of skiable terrain, Hidden Valley Resort features 26 slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all skill sets to enjoy. With two terrain parks and a snow tubing park, Hidden Valley is a destination for all ages and abilities. First-time skiers can check out the Beginner’s guide with tips and videos before hitting the mountain or book an individual lesson to “pizza” their way to the bottom.

After a great day on the slopes, grab a delicious sandwich, bowl of soup, and refreshing beverage at Glaciers Pub or recharge at the Sunrise Sunset Cafe, your stop for fresh cooked burgers, sandwiches, pizza, soups, healthy choice grab-and-go items, and hot beverages.

4. Nemacolin

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child snow tubing
Nemacolin

With 25 acres for downhill skiing and snowboarding fun, The Peak at Nemacolin offers snowy fun for all experience levels. The resort has six slopes ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert. Adventure the well-lit trails after dark for some incredible nighttime skiing or show off your tricks at the Terrain Park.

Enjoy the après ski scene at one of the resort’s award winning restaurants, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant, with its Euro-American cuisine or Rockwell’s upscale steakhouse. Relax and rejuvenate with a visit to the Woodlands Spa and Salon or sip in style and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of The Chateau at the Lobby Bar.

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