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No skill required! For fun without the learning curve, bring the entire family along for a snow tubing day. Play hooky and enjoy a day filled with laughs and rides. Tuesdays at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley are Tube-A-Palooza Nights. Try for your fastest run down the chutes, warm up by the bonfire and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizza, hot dogs, fountain drinks and hot chocolate.
Fine tune your skills at the snow sports School at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley, one of the largest snow sports schools on the east coast. Whatever your age, you’ll find a lessons package that suits your needs. Sign the kids up for their first mountain adventure and let seasoned professionals transform your kids from pizza-wedge beginners, into snow-carving, downhill experts. Their First-time Package makes this learning experience easy and fun for any age. The package includes a ticket, rental equipment and one hour, 45-minute group lessons with students of the same ability level.
Don't miss the Burton Pirates Riglet Terrain Park at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, geared for kids ages 4-7. This terrain park looks like a baseball field where little ones learn how to snowboard while being towed by their coaches around baseball-themed obstacles. With certified instructors and both full and half-day group lessons, this introductory park is a great place for your kids to learn. Children can also enjoy the Arctic Blast Park, which gives young riders the opportunity to familiarize themselves with freestyle terrain.
Hidden Valley Resort’s slopes are designed with novice, intermediate and family skiers in mind. Of the 28 ski slopes, trails, and terrain parks to enjoy, 21 are designated for Novice and Intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Making it the perfect place to get the basics down and have a blast doing it. Beginners of all ages and sizes can quickly learn the fundamentals in an atmosphere built with the newbie in mind.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania's largest four-season resort, is a fantastic skiing and snowboarding destination, but did you know the resort has so many other family friendly activities? Take a crisp winter hike with on snow shoes, a unique way to get out and enjoy the winter wonderland in the Laurel Highlands. Seven Springs also has many indoor features, perfect for a family fun day full of activities, including a bowling alley, swimming pool, arcade, and more.
Escape to Mystic Mountain and Sundial Lodge for some mellow downhill fun. Mystic Mountain offers a terrific location for first-time skiers. Enjoy your winter sports on 25 acres, with short lines, 7 slopes, 3 easy lifts, and experienced instructors. Also, check out the “The Yeti’s Lair” Terrain Park for an introduction to more advanced terrain parks.
Dog sledding at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is an experience for the entire family. Their exclusive Wildlife Academy is home to a team of sled dogs that are just jumping at the chance to give everyone an adventure that they will never forget.
Do you miss biking through the winter? Laurel Highlands has a great way to continue your biking through the snowy season. Based in Ohiopyle during the winter season, Fat Bike, a mountain bike with a very thick tire, can help you trek through the snow. Bike the GAP and Rothrock Outfitters combine their awesome forces to provide the only fat bike tours in the Eastern U.S. They offer 2 and 3-day bike trips that are designed to give the best experience possible and a great deal of fun. If you’re looking for a unique winter experience, then this is the perfect place for you.
Relax and celebrate this season with one of our many winter festivals & holiday events in the Laurel Highlands. Enjoy special entertainment, delicious foods, tons of activities, and more. Make our region your winter play land. Take a trip to Overly’s Country Christmas for an old-fashioned holiday tradition. Enjoy carols ‘round the bonfire, the light displays, and holiday treats. Create holiday memories at the Christmas Village, and take a horse-drawn wagon/sleigh ride. Celebrate the season at a light up night. Take pictures with Mr. Claus himself.