“December was really brown and really sad,” but now ski resorts in the area are hitting their stride.
For Pittsburgh-area ski resorts, the recent snow is brightening prospects of a season that started downhill.
The impact has led to mass cancellations, lower numbers of seasonal staff and pent-up anxiety for skiers and snowboarders.
They will remain closed until conditions improve to make more snow.
Resorts in region are offering plenty of off-snow activities but anticipate to be able to make snow in the coming days, nights.
The dispute is over having year-round access to Neals Run Road, a one-lane township road to their weekend home that borders Seven Springs.
In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.
Pittsburgh’s regional ski resorts make many tweaks for the 2015-16 season to keep guests coming back.
Most Pittsburgh and regional resorts raise lift ticket, rental and lesson prices by as much as $5 for the 2015-16 snowsports season.
Work begins on the Pennsylvania-owned Laurel Mountain Ski Area to prepare it for opening in fall 2016.
The increase in size — from 63 acres to 72 acres — will be the result of re-grading and widening two intermediate trails and Deer Path.
Seven Springs has snow, and Snowboarder magazine figured it’s the place to hold 19th Annual Superpark freestyle snowboarding event April 5
Snowsports: With prices rising at most winter resorts in the area next year, people will be faced with a tougher task to find the prices.
Pirates owner Bob Nutting appears committed to re-opening the ski area in Westmoreland County by Thanksgiving 2016.
The weather for snow sports is superb and conditions at local resorts are terrific, so it’s a perfect time for many celebrations.
Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg spent more than $2.5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 season.
A quick, well-executed manhunt ends happily when the missing man suddenly appears and apparently unharmed.
The use of skins on skis help cross-country skiers move up hills on their route.
Many families ski at night at Pittsburgh-area resorts to improve their skills and have a little bit of breathing room on the slopes.
Pittsburgh-area resorts offer money-saving ski and snowboard packages, especially midweek.
Potter County tourism and government officials and fans of Denton Hill State Park rally to save the ski resort near Coudersport.
Family-oriented Tube-A-Palooza nights at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley also include bonfires and buffets.
When it comes to skiing, Fred Gay, 73, and his wife, Carol, 74, of Bellefonte, Pa., know all best spots and all the tricks.
The 38th Winter Games for Special Olympians will take place at Seven Springs Resort, Johnstown and Richland.
Celebration continues all weekend at the Allegheny County park.
Seven Springs introduces people to snow sports by “creating an easier, faster and, ultimately, more fun experience” in a secure area.
Ten inches of fresh snow on top of the man-made variety is pure delight for area snow sports enthusiasts.
Weather that was not conducive to snow sports mean ski slopes in and around southwestern Pennsylvania need help.
Vermont ski resort at Bolton goes against the tide by lowering lift prices for the 2014-15 season.
The family that skis together has a ton of fun together, says ski mom Wendy Ellis, who makes sure that it happens with her clan.
Ski resorts overcome lack of natural snow and have opened or reopened for business.
A new complex at the Maryland resort is designed to introduce snow sports newcomers to the right way to play on the slopes.
Several ski resorts open with a lot of snow on the trails and slopes.
Resorts head into 2014-15 season with many improvements, including Nemacolin’s $30 million renovation work.
Here's everything you need to know about the region's 16 ski resorts
Smaller resorts aimed at families are important to the future of skiiing, which depends on beginners returning for repeat visits.
Little Mount Pleasant ski resort in Edinboro hopes for a big lift this season with new triple chairlift.
Free programs, ski lift ticket swaps abound to increase opportunities at the region’s winter resorts.
Ski Denton near Coudersport in Potter County will not open this season, with the concessionaire running it citing lack of revenue.
There are upsides and downsides to purchasing a season pass for skiing and snowboarding.
Best ski season in memory provides big business for resorts and surrounding businesses in Plum area, Laurel Highlands.
Next year, Seven Springs will again host several prestigious snowboarding qualifiers and competitions featuring the sport’s top amateurs.
Costumed participants attempt to cross ice-over ponds for prizes.
It has been a long, long time since cross-country skiing conditions were as good as they have been this winter.
Snow carnivals are in the spotlight amid perfect winter conditions at area ski resorts.
The Ridiculous Pass,” Snowshoe’s marketing campaign to attract new guests, was so successful a year ago that it is offering it again.
The trails in Laurel Highlands make for an excellent outing for cross-country skiing.
As one instructor showed some snowboarders how to use one boot-covered foot to propel themselves, another introduced a couple to their skis.
More than 300 athletes will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games at Hidden Valley, Blue Knob and other venues.
Eight happy huskies pull guests through Nemacolin Woodlands in this year-round opportunity.