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Festival Brings Oz to Somerset

Posted on January 6, 2017 8:00 AM by Sheena Baker

The sidewalks may not be made of yellow bricks, but there’ll be no place like Somerset during the 22 nd Annual Fire & Ice Festival January 13-15. Hosted annually by Somerset Inc. , the Fire & Ice Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the streets of Uptown Somerset each Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend since the event’s…

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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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Winter is Here!

Posted on January 27, 2015 6:00 PM by Stacey Magda

Have you ever wanted to visit Narnia? Then be sure to make it to one of the eight state parks or three ski resorts in the Laurel Highlands to experience the pure magic of the winter season! After months of teaser snow falls, a few blasts of arctic air and some very optimistic days spent pushing the track on our local Laurel Highlands cross-country…

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There's nothing more painful than watching a beginner freeze during their first time on the slopes. Those that have been out before will know what I'm talking about. I have great respect for people who brave the cold dressed in jeans and a hoodie with a beat red face and hands on a 20 degree day, but I'm here to tell you there are…

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