A new beginner’s teaching area will greet guests to Hidden Valley Resort this winter. Located adjacent to the Ski Lodge at the base of the slopes, the new area will feature a gentle 7-8% grade and be serviced by its own conveyor lift.
The Pennsylvania Resort will also introduce a teaching program called Smart Start, which will reduce the learning curve for new skiers. The program will take beginners through the process of renting equipment, riding the chairlift, and making their first turns across the entire mountain.
“Many people take their first ski trip and opt not to take lessons,” said Robert Duppstadt, Hidden Valley’s spokesperson. “The Smart Start program and similar lessons will significantly improve anyone’s first experience on the ski slopes by providing innovative options to those just starting their skier lifestyle.”
Hidden Valley has simplified its lift tickets by reducing three daily sessions to two. The resort will now offer a day session ticket that is valid from open to close, and a night ticket valid from 4 pm until close.
The all day ticket will “free up families to enjoy the mountain at their own pace,” said Duppstadt.
Additional chutes will be added to the snow tubing hill, and parking at the resort has been expanded. The Glacier’s Pub has been relocated to the Plaza level of the lodge, increasing seating and providing a slopeside view.
According to the resort, a new key lock and security system doors and complimentary wireless internet service have been installed in all units of the Four Seasons Lodges. Hidden Valley will also allow guests to make lodging reservations through the resort’s web site.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.