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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

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Hidden Valley as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Hidden Valley directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

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Weather near Hidden Valley

5:55 am on December 3 / Latrobe / Westmoreland
28° F
Humidity:86% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:15 mph wind_S Sunrise:7:22 a.m.
Barometer:30.26 in Sunset:4:52 p.m.
Dewpoint:25 °F
Good snowmaking conditions right now. Snowmaking
High: 40°
Increasing Clouds
Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph.
Low: 32°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
High: 38°
Chance of Rain/Snow then Rain/Snow Likely
A chance of rain and snow before 9am, then a chance of rain between 9am and 1pm, then rain and snow likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night
Low: 32°
Rain/Snow Likely
Rain and snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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

Snow conditions at Hidden Valley

Opening soon for snow sports

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

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.
The Season So Far
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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.
Several Mid-Atlantic Resorts Launch Season Post-Turkey Day
Article thumbnail November 27, 2016 - The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend saw the opening of several ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, thanks to a recent stretch of cold temperatures that enabled productive snowmaking.
Snowmaking Underway as Mother Nature Chips In
Article thumbnail November 20, 2016 - On Saturday, November 19, temperatures in the Washington D.C. area climbed above 70 degrees. Then a cold front swept through. It brought temperatures down to the freezing mark in a matter of hours. At higher elevation areas, it brought snow and snowmaking at some local ski resorts.

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