Things to do During Winter

Winter Activities in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands

The fun never stops in the Laurel Highlands, and winter brings a world of a delight. The crisp winter months are full of activities for everyone from outdoor adventures to activities that the entire family can enjoy. Plan a ski trip, romantic getaway, family outing or relaxing spa day this winter in the Laurel Highlands.

Skiing & Winter Sports For All Skill Levels


Whether you’re looking for bunny slopes, a meandering tree-lined trail or a difficult downhill, the Laurel Highlands ski resorts have you covered. Downhill ski and snowboard at Nemacolin’s Mystic MountainSeven Springs Mountain ResortHidden Valley Resort and Laurel Mountain. Check out the terrain parks that challenge everyone from beginners to experts, or try cross-country skiingsnowmobiling and more winter activities to keep you out and active this winter.

Family Fun Indoors and Out

Snow Tubing

Snow tubing at Seven SpringsHidden Valley or Nemacolin requires no experience and is fun for the whole family. Race to the bottom and try for your fastest run yet! Children as young as four to adults can learn to ski or snowboard. Or stay warm inside and explore indoor activity centers and museums to keep your kids' minds and bodies healthy and growing.

Winter Festivals & Holiday Events


Millions of lights sparkle across the Laurel Highlands every winter for parades, light up nights and other festive holiday events. Winter festivals show off skilled ice carvers and dazzling fireworks displays. And our theaters are packed with holiday traditions as well as traditional events. Keep an eye out for Santa!

Warm Up Retreats & Spas

Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin

Relax and recharge this winter at our renowned spas, salons and wellness centers throughout the Laurel Highlands. Unwind in a Himalayan Salt Spa, transform your body at LPS Strength & Meditation or Red Brick Yoga and indulge at Nemacolin's Spa Collection with nearly 100 treatments and services.

Picturesque Winter Lodging

Seven Springs Winter Accomodations

Whether you’re looking for a cabin in the woods where you can curl up by the fire, or a room that keeps you as close to the slopes as possible, you’ll find the perfect place to create the winter vacation of your dreams. Choose from chalets and rental homes to lodges and resorts.

Get Away to a Romantic Retreat

Romance Winter Kiss

Whether you're ready to pop the question or celebrating a lifetime of wedded bliss, you and your sweetheart will find the perfect spot to get away in the Laurel Highlands. Experience the Romance in the Mountains package at Huddleson Court or receive a strawberry and champagne welcome with the Sweetheart Package at Nemacolin.

Shopping and Antiquing

Rustic Lodge Furniture

The Laurel Highlands offers a truly unique shopping experience, and with thousands of stores, you're sure to find what you're looking for! Look for vintage treasures at our antique stores, visit a sugar shack for locally-made maple products or drop by a pie shoppe for amazing baked goods including pies, bread, cookies, pizza and even snails (the Danish pastry!)

Take a Cross-Country Trek


Is snow covering your favorite trails? No worries. Our resorts and several of our state and local parks offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy the beauty of the Laurel Highlands with telemark skiing trails for all skill levels, including pet-friendly trails and places to warm up along the way.

Raise Your Spirits With Ours

Four Seasons Brewing Company

Warm up after a long day of skiing at one of nine quality craft breweries located in the Laurel Highlands. Check their schedules and enjoy live entertainment on select nights as you sample a constantly-rotating selection of IPAs, stouts, lagers and so much more. Grab a growler to take home!

Clean Your Instagram-Worthy Plate

Out of the Fire Cafe

From inviting family diners and boutique coffeehouses to five-star dining, your stomach will be growling as you browse the delicious restaurants located the Laurel Highlands.