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Hidden Valley Resort
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:470 feet
Base elevation:2,405 feet
Peak elevation:2,875 feet
Skiable acres:110
Longest run:~ 1.5 miles

Hidden Valley is a year-round resort nestled in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, offering activities ranging from downhill skiing to golf. The resort’s facilities include a full-service spa, an 18-hole golf course, an 80-room hotel, an indoor pool, and a conference center. Unlike other “day resorts” in the D.C. area, Hidden Valley was designed as a destination resort, offering housing ranging from condominiums to luxurious single-family homes. Hidden Valley’s residential communities serve as first- and second-homes for people who have quickly learned to love the solitude and scenery of the resort.

During the winter, Hidden Valley offers downhill skiing and a snow tubing hill. Hidden Valley receives healthy amounts of natural snow each year, but also relies on machine-made snow from an arsenal of state-of-the-art, efficient snowguns. Hidden Valley has a modest vertical, which may be a turn off for advanced skiers, but it serves as a quieter option than its busier sister resort, Seven Springs, which is not far away. Hidden Valley has gained a reputation as a family-friendly ski area, with a patient ski school, forgiving slopes, and careful grooming.

Snow conditions at Hidden Valley will generally be better than conditions at resorts closer to D.C. Most of Hidden Valley’s slopes are also lit for night skiing.

Photo provided by Hidden Valley Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Hidden Valley Resort
Vertical Drop: 470 feet
Base Altitude: 2,405 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,875 feet
Trails: 26 Trails:
  • 8 beginner
  • 12 intermediate
  • 6 expert
Skiable Acres: 110
Longest Run: ~ 1.5 miles
Lifts: 8 (2 quads, 1 triple, 2 surface, 2 handle tows)
Night Skiing: Yes, on 80% of terrain
Terrain Park: Two terrain parks
Tubing Park: Yes
Address: 1 Craighead Drive
Hidden Valley, PA 15502
Phone: (814) 443-8000
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Hidden Valley as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Hidden Valley directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

Trail Map

Trail Map

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Weather near Hidden Valley

6:47 pm on July 23 / Latrobe / Westmoreland
A Few Clouds
79° F
A Few Clouds
Humidity:45% Visibility:20.00
Wind Speed:6 mph wind_N Sunrise:6:06 a.m.
Barometer:30.13 in Sunset:8:40 p.m.
Dewpoint:55 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 59°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Light southeast wind.
High: 80°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Low: 65°
Mostly Cloudy then Isolated Showers
Isolated showers before 8pm, then isolated showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
High: 80°
Chance of Showers then Showers Likely
A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Hidden Valley

Resort is open for summer operations

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Hidden Valley for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Hidden Valley

User Highlight: Rob Davis
Article thumbnail March 6, 2021 - Known as “Laurel Hill Crazie” on the DCSki Forums, Rob Davis is a retired steelworker from Pittsburgh. Rob has a special connection to Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, where he has skied hundreds if not thousands of times. Learn more about Rob and the history of Laurel Mountain in this interview.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.
Just in Time for the Holidays, All Mid-Atlantic Resorts are Open
Article thumbnail December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.
Hidden Valley, Massanutten, Seven Springs, and Snowshoe Announce Opening Dates
Article thumbnail November 20, 2019 - Thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures in November, four additional Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be kicking off their winter seasons by this weekend.
Snowmaking Begins at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts
Article thumbnail November 9, 2019 - Record-breaking cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region may have many people wondering what happened to Fall, but for skiers and snowboarders, they welcome the early freeze. The snowmakers at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts welcomed the cold by firing up the snowguns early on the morning of November 8, 2019.
The Season So Far
Article thumbnail January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.
Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open
Article thumbnail December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.
The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania
Article thumbnail November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.
Firsthand Report: Laurel Mountain - The Legend Returns
Article thumbnail February 15, 2017 - On February 10, 2017, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney visited the slopes of the newly-reopened Laurel Mountain for the first time. That kicked off a great weekend of skiing which included a stop at the classic resort as well as nearby Seven Springs. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.

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