Snowsports enthusiasts will be offered an interchangeable lift ticket this winter that will enable them to ski and snowboard on weekends at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley in the Laurel Highlands.
The $163 Highlands ticket will provide unlimited skiing and snowboarding at both resorts from 9 a.m. Friday through closing Sunday evening. The resorts have a combined total of 64 slopes and trails and 10 terrain parks served by 15 chairlifts.
Those who already have bought season passes at the respective resorts can upgrade them. For $50, a Seven Springs passholder will be able to ski at Hidden Valley. For $100, a Hidden Valley passholder can sample the slopes at Seven Springs.
Those who don’t have a season pass at either resort can buy the new Highlands Pass for $599 that is good any time, any day at both resorts.
“The Highlands Pass provides our skiers and snowboarders with the opportunity to experience two distinct mountains throughout the winter” with a total of 395 acres of terrain, said Eric Mauck, the chief executive officer for both resorts.
“By offering one vacation at two resort destinations, our hope is to draw even more visitors from regional markets such as Washington, D.C,. and Baltimore to our region and lengthen the time they stay,” he said..
Seven Springs has 285 acres of ski and snowboard terrain; Hidden Valley has 110 acres. Seven Springs completed its purchase of Hidden Valley on Oct. 1. The resorts are 13 miles apart.
Information is available at www.7springs.com and www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Lawrence Walsh writes about recreational snowsports for the Post-Gazette.