Things to Do
Places to Stay
In the Laurel Highlands, the fun never stops, and winter brings a world of a delight. Here, snow means more than just shoveling. The crisp winter months are full of activities that the entire family can enjoy. Plan a ski trip or find tons of holiday-themed activities to keep you busy this season.
The Laurel Highlands, home to the highest peak in PA and the largest cumulative snowfall, is the perfect destination for downhill winter fun, whether you’re looking for somewhere to practice your sport or just searching for some skill-free winter activities.
With the average snowfall and diverse terrain in the Laurel Highlands, you’ll find great conditions for skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re looking for a cross-country adventure, a meandering, tree-lined trail, or a difficult downhill, the Laurel Highlands ski resorts have you covered. Get started at Nemacolin’s Mystic Mountain, a comfortable environment for beginners. Let the Snowsports School show you how it’s done at Seven Springs Mountain Resort or Hidden Valley Resort. Check out the terrain parks at Seven Springs, where you’ll find parks for all levels and ages and plenty of terrain and jumps for all your trick needs. Seven Springs is also home to the only Olympic-sized half-pipe on the east coast. Check out our skiing & winter sports, cross-country, terrain parks, and ski resorts pages for more information. Experience the steepest slope in Pennsylvania and the highest vertical drop at Laurel Mountain, a classic ski destination reopening this year.
For a less-technical but just as fun downhill, try snow tubing at Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, or Nemacolin. Race to the bottom, and try for your fastest run yet! There’s tons of other rosy-cheeked fun and laughs to share this winter. Experience winter with man’s best friends at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; let seasoned sled dogs lead you down snow covered trails for a unique experience. Check out our winter family fun page for more winter activities.
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. Learn more about light up nights, holiday events, and more on our Winter Festivals & Holiday Events page.
Glades Pike Winery hosts several Winter Warm-up Nights with Food & Music, the perfect event to top off a long day of skiing or even just a great way to battle cabin fever.
You’ll find tons of other great places to recover from the cold and recharge, like Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin or Trillium Spa at Seven Springs. Inside and out, we’ve got you covered for all your winter needs.
Whether you’re coming off the mountain or just looking to battle cabin fever, retreat from the cold and enjoy delicious comfort food at these great restaurants.
• Out of the Fire Café in Donegal
• Green Gables in Jennerstown
• Stone House Restaurant in Farmington
• Helen’s at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
• Carol and Dave’s Roadhouse in Ligonier
Whether you’re looking for a cabin in the woods where you can curl up by the fire or a room with a view that keeps you as close to the slopes as possible, you’ll find the perfect place to create the winter vacation of your dreams, from chalets and rental homes to lodges and resort rooms. There’s no shortage of winter accommodations or lack of character and comfort here in the Laurel Highlands.