Sister properties Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts pulled out the checkbook this winter and made a significant expansion to their snow grooming fleet: Seven Springs purchased four brand new Pisten Bully 400 ParkPro snowcats, while nearby Hidden Valley added two Prinoth BR 350s to its fleet. These groomers will help the resorts maintain their reputation for excellent snow quality and grooming.
“At Seven Springs and Hidden Valley, our mission is to provide our guests with a first-class, legendary experience,” said Eric Mauck, who serves as CEO of both resorts. “We closely examined all of our resort operations to identify areas that could be improved upon to provide an even more incredible visit to Seven Springs and Hidden Valley,” he added.
Also new this year, Seven Springs is becoming the first downhill ski resort in the state of Pennsylvania to provide “uphill” ski access. Uphill travel by means such as cross country skis will be permitted each morning from 7-9 a.m. According to the resort, uphillers will be required to stay on designated routes at all times. A standalone 2015-2016 Uphill Travel Season Pass can be purchased for $50; existing downhill passholders can add Uphill Travel access to their pass for an additional $20.
The Snowsports School at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts will continue to offer a Fun-Based Learning method to bring new skiers and boarders up to speed faster. The program, which debuted last season, is credited with increasing the retention rate of new skiers and boarders by making the process of learning more fun. JB Brier, a previous alumni of the Seven Springs Snowsports School and most recently a Staff Trainer at Colorado’s Breckenridge, also re-joins Seven Springs this winter as new Snowsports School Director.
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.
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