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Posts from January 2016

We Are on the Verge of Reviving a Fourth Ski Destination in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands! Skiers, rejoice! The long-awaited revival of Laurel Mountain ski area is happening. That’s right. Construction is underway (and ahead of schedule) for a 2016-2017 re-opening after more than 10 years of dormancy thanks to the dedication of…

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A Family Ski Adventure

Posted on January 18, 2016 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Finally - a weekend without holiday madness! And what made this weekend even better? Fresh snow on the slopes of Hidden Valley Resort . We were well overdue for a family outing. SO much so that every.single.time a snowflake flew, our four-year-old daughter Emily would freak out and beg to go skiing. You see, Emily started skiing at age two. Some…

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Laurel Highlands Monthly Highlights - January

Posted on January 18, 2016 12:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Find out what we’re loving this month! From winter activities to indoor sports and more, check out what we’re excited about this month. Plan to visit these places on your next trip to the Laurel Highlands! Outdoor Activities Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding The snow has finally arrived in the Laurel Highlands, and we’re making…

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Festival Brings Magic to Streets of Somerset

Posted on January 11, 2016 12:00 PM by Sheena Baker

Since 1995, dazzling, intricate ice sculptures of all sizes have drawn thousands of visitors to the streets of Uptown Somerset each January. Now in its 21st year, the annual Somerset Fire & Ice Festival has grown to offer more than just frozen works of art. Hosted each Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend by Somerset Inc. , the event features…

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2016 Laurel Highlands Bucket List

Posted on January 6, 2016 2:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

The New Year is just kicking off, and we have some great ideas to make this year one to remember. Check out our 2016 Bucket List, and add these experiences to your to-do list this year. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or justlooking for something new, we’ve got you covered. Winter Dogsled: If you've ever wanted to lead a team of…

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