Things to Do
Places to Stay
For fun without the learning curve, bring the entire family along for a snow tubing day filled with laughs and rides. Take a slippery slide on inflatable tubes down snowy slopes at Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Nemacolin. Don't worry! Lifts take you back up to the top so you can tube as much as possible with minimal effort.
Tuesdays at Seven Springs and Thursdays at 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 snowsports schools or private lessons at Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Nemacolin. 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.
The Laurel Highlands is a great place for your children to learn advanced skills and train on terrain parks geared specifically for them. Seven Springs' Pirates Riglet Park is designed for children aged 4-7 with full and half-day group lessons. Rippers programs at Hidden Valley focus on skill development. Introduction to Terrain Park Lessons are available at Nemacolin.
Relax and celebrate the season with one of our many winter festivals & holiday events in the Laurel Highlands. Enjoy millions of winter lights, special entertainment, delicious foods, tons of activities and more. Make our region your winter play land and take a trip to Overly’s Country Christmas for an old-fashioned holiday tradition.
The Laurel Highlands has a great way to continue your biking through the snowy season with these thick-tired mountain bikes. Based in Ohiopyle, Bike the GAP and Rothrock Outfitters combine their awesome forces to provide the only fat bike tours in the Eastern U.S.
Challenge your brain this winter with an Escape Room, a timed series of puzzles and challenges for your family to complete together and escape the room before time runs out. Or, grab your favorite weapon and head for a Break Room to smash dishes, TVs and anything else you can imagine without the clean up.
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.
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.
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.