The only thing better than a long weekend is packing a long weekend full of adventure and quality time with your friends and family. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the fun in the sun has to end. Stay and play for a three-day weekend in the Laurel Highlands while skiing, tubing, and pampering. It’s closer than you think! Take some time this ski season for you and your loved ones to experience some of the best skiing our fabulous state has to offer. No matter the amount of experience you may have when it comes to snow sports, there is a mountain activity or class for you! Get ready to spend your #BestWeekendEver on the slopes (or in the spa).
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort offers the complete resort experience and the best skiing opportunities in Pennsylvania. Complete with 33 slopes and seven terrain parks, including the biggest superpipe on the East Coast, this resort is sure to please skiers of all skill levels. Dine out at some of the most delicious restaurants and bars. Experience fine dining at Helen’s and build your own cocktail at the bloody mary bar tucked inside the lodge. The resort’s accommodations are so comfortable, you won’t want to leave. Seven Springs offers many other activities for couples, families and individuals of all ages. If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, don’t worry! Seven Springs has much more to offer, including sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, a massive snow tubing area and indoor activities from bowling and mini-golf to the luxury Trillium Spa.
Hidden Valley Resort
Calling all first-time skiers! Hidden Valley is the ideal place to learn the ropes to downhill skiing and snowboarding! Bring the entire family, because there is a slope for everybody, from kiddos to a seasoned skier. Hidden Valley boasts a first-class snowsports school that will get you shredding the slopes in no time! Starting January 2020, every Thursday night Hidden Valley will offer its Tube-A-Palooza Party, a great night out for families to glide down the hill in tubes and warm up in the lodge with an all-you-can-eat buffet and hot chocolate. The kids will be calling it the #BestWeekendEver.
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
A trip to Laurel Mountain means you’re about to encounter chills and thrills! This ski area features 20 slopes and trails that will get any outdoor enthusiast’s adrenaline rushing. Laurel Mountain is popular for two things: the highest vertical drop and steepest slope in the state. The vertical drop clocks in at 761 feet and the double diamond Wildcat Slope averages at a 60% slope. Now, that’s extreme winter fun!
Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is the ultimate luxurious getaway. Dine at Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant and one of only thirty places in the world to hold both prestigious awards. At Lautrec, Chef Kristen Butterworth leads a passionate team of culinary artists to create a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. Stay at the Chateau LaFayette, modeled after the grand hotels of Europe, or Falling Rock, inspired by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Falling Rock is the only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property in Pennsylvania, making this resort not a want but a must. Treat yourself to the Woodlands Spa, an internationally acclaimed spa destination with state-of-the-art equipment and the Holistic Healing Center, which helps everybody achieve balance in all areas of their life. But we can’t forget about the snow and outdoor sports! Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin offers skiing, snow tubing, and a snowsports school to top off the #BestWeekendEver.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.