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Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:470 feet
Base elevation:2,405 feet
Peak elevation:2,875 feet
Skiable acres:110
Longest run:~ 1.5 miles

Hidden Valley is a year-round resort nestled in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, offering activities ranging from downhill skiing to golf. The resort’s facilities include a full-service spa, an 18-hole golf course, an 80-room hotel, an indoor pool, and a conference center. Unlike other “day resorts” in the D.C. area, Hidden Valley was designed as a destination resort, offering housing ranging from condominiums to luxurious single-family homes. Hidden Valley’s residential communities serve as first- and second-homes for people who have quickly learned to love the solitude and scenery of the resort.

During the winter, Hidden Valley offers downhill skiing and a snow tubing hill. Hidden Valley receives healthy amounts of natural snow each year, but also relies on machine-made snow from an arsenal of state-of-the-art, efficient snowguns. The resort has gained a reputation as a family-friendly ski area, with a patient ski school, forgiving slopes, and careful grooming.

Snow conditions at Hidden Valley will generally be better than conditions at resorts closer to D.C. Hidden Valley’s slopes are lit for night skiing.

In 2013, Hidden Valley was purchased by nearby Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Photos provided by Hidden Valley Resort.

Tubing at Hidden Valley Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Hidden Valley Resort
Vertical Drop: 470 feet
Base Altitude: 2,405 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,875 feet
  • 9 beginner
  • 14 intermediate
  • 8 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 110
    Longest Run: ~ 1.5 miles
    Lift Capacity: 12,000 per hour
    Lifts: 11 (2 quads, 2 triples, 1 double, 3 surface, 3 handle tows)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 80% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Two terrain parks
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: Yes
    Address: 1 Craighead Drive
    Hidden Valley, PA 15502
    Phone: (814) 443-8000
    Latitude: 40.058892
    Longitude: -79.25889
    Conditions near Hidden Valley Resort:
    8:51 pm on October 16 / Latrobe / Westmorland
    45° F
    Light Rain
    Wind Speed:16 mph
    Barometer:29.70 in
    Dewpoint:43 °F
    Visibility:5.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:27 a.m.
    Sunset:6:38 p.m.
    Doesn't look like it's cold enough for snowmaking. 

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    News about Hidden Valley

    The Season So Far

      January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.

    Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open

      December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.

    The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off

      December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

    Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania

      November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.

    Firsthand Report: Laurel Mountain - The Legend Returns

      February 15, 2017 - On February 10, 2017, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney visited the slopes of the newly-reopened Laurel Mountain for the first time. That kicked off a great weekend of skiing which included a stop at the classic resort as well as nearby Seven Springs. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.

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