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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. Hidden Valley has a modest vertical, which may be a turn off for advanced skiers, but it serves as a quieter option than its busier sister resort, Seven Springs, which is not far away. Hidden Valley 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. Most of Hidden Valley’s slopes are also lit for night skiing.

Photo provided by Hidden Valley Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Hidden Valley Resort
Vertical Drop: 470 feet
Base Altitude: 2,405 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,875 feet
Trails: 26 Trails:
  • 8 beginner
  • 12 intermediate
  • 6 expert
Skiable Acres: 110
Longest Run: ~ 1.5 miles
Lifts: 8 (2 quads, 1 triple, 2 surface, 2 handle tows)
Night Skiing: Yes, on 80% of terrain
Terrain Park: Two terrain parks
Tubing Park: Yes
Address: 1 Craighead Drive
Hidden Valley, PA 15502
Phone: (814) 443-8000
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Hidden Valley

3:35 am on February 6 / Latrobe / Westmoreland
Mostly Cloudy
41° F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity:76% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:5 mph wind_S Sunrise:7:22 a.m.
Barometer:30.01 in Sunset:5:41 p.m.
Dewpoint:34 °F
Doesn't look like it's cold enough for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 30°
Slight Chance of Rain/Snow
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 4am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
High: 33°
Patchy Wintry Mix then Mostly Cloudy
Patchy rain showers, snow showers, and freezing rain before 9am, then a slight chance of snow showers between 9am and 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Low: 23°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph after midnight.
High: 51°
Mostly Cloudy then Chance of Showers and Breezy
A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
Feb 4, 2023 at 3 pm
Machine Groomed 20-20" base 15 of 26 trails open
7 of 9 lifts open

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Hidden Valley for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Hidden Valley

An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
User Highlight: Eric Mosel
Article thumbnail March 6, 2022 - Known as “Crush” on the DCSki Forums, Eric has been posting to DCSki for over 20 years — even as he’s changed locations from D.C. to Park City to North Lake Tahoe. Learn more about Eric in this interview.
From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
Article thumbnail January 7, 2022 - The second half of December wasn’t ideal for Mid-Atlantic ski areas: cold temperatures from early in the season yielded to unseasonably (and, to skiers, unreasonably) mild days. As the calendar advanced from December to January, that’s all changed. DCSki provides a roundup of the latest conditions at local ski resorts.
Vail Resorts to Purchase Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain
Article thumbnail December 8, 2021 - In news that is likely to reshape Mid-Atlantic snowsports for years to come, Vail Resorts announced on December 8, 2021 that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort, and the operations of Laurel Mountain Ski Area.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
User Highlight: Rob Davis
Article thumbnail March 6, 2021 - Known as “Laurel Hill Crazie” on the DCSki Forums, Rob Davis is a retired steelworker from Pittsburgh. Rob has a special connection to Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, where he has skied hundreds if not thousands of times. Learn more about Rob and the history of Laurel Mountain in this interview.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.
Just in Time for the Holidays, All Mid-Atlantic Resorts are Open
Article thumbnail December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.
Hidden Valley, Massanutten, Seven Springs, and Snowshoe Announce Opening Dates
Article thumbnail November 20, 2019 - Thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures in November, four additional Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be kicking off their winter seasons by this weekend.
Snowmaking Begins at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts
Article thumbnail November 9, 2019 - Record-breaking cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region may have many people wondering what happened to Fall, but for skiers and snowboarders, they welcome the early freeze. The snowmakers at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts welcomed the cold by firing up the snowguns early on the morning of November 8, 2019.

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