Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be offering several changes for skiers and snowboarders this winter. Seven Springs has added 330 paris of super side cuts to their rental inventory, and the Ski School will only use super sidecut skis for beginner packages. Seven Springs has also added 180 snowboards to their inventory, and expects to sell 85,000 lift tickets to snowboarders this season, a testimony to snowboarding’s increasing popularity. Snowboarders will be rewarded with a half-pipe contoured to U.S. Olympic Committe standards; Seven Springs will be using a state-of-the-art Pipe Dragon grooming machine to keep the half-pipe in tip-top shape.
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only wintertime activities available at Seven Springs that involve snow. Seven Springs has expanded their snow tubing hill by doubling the size to four runs, adding a second handle tow lift, and doubling snowmaking. According to Seven Springs, 20,000 guests tried out tubing last year. Tubers can slide as a single or multiple tubers can slide down together, holding hands.
Seven Springs has installed three new outdoor hot tubs for overnight guests; a new exercise room and indoor whirlpool have also been added. The changes made to Seven Springs this winter are part of their multi-year $15-million expansion plan.
“If you know the history of Seven Springs,” says Seven Spring’s vice president Scott Bender, “you know this resort never stands still. We are continually looking for ways to improve what we offer our customers in order to provide a total package of entertainment and recreation.”
Seven Springs is known for excellent snowmaking and receives an average annual snowfall of 105”. Seven Spring’s 750 vertical feet include 500 acres of skiable terrain, with 14 slopes and 16 trails. The longest trail, Turtleneck Trail, is 1 1/4 miles. Skiers and snowboarders are transported to the top of the mountain in three quads, seven triples, seven rope tows, and one handle tow. More than 80% of the terrain at Seven Springs is lit for night skiing.
Seven Springs hopes to open in late November or early December.
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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