6 Places to Ski Near Pittsburgh This Winter

We’re sure the bit of snow we’ve had this past week has you aching for a ski trip. Get your warmest winter clothes out of the closet, grab your helmet and skis, and get ready to enjoy the snow, even when the city has none. Whether you’re a skier, a snowboarder, or just enjoy riding a tube down the slopes, you can choose from 6 places close to the city where you can spend the whole day out in the snow with friends and family…and sip some hot chocolate afterwards.

Hidden Valley Resort

Take on 26 different slopes and trails for a day full of snow adventures. Hidden Valley Resort is the place for families to spend time together whether you’re taking a cruise down the hill or jumping tricks on the terrain parks. Don’t worry if you forget some gear: they have a shop full of rentals and for-purchase items. 

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Winter isn’t just about the slopes for Seven Springs, even though their skiing activities seem endless. After a day out in the snow, the fun doesn’t stop with plenty of apres fun at the Foggy Goggle, activities for the family, delicious dining at the Main Lodge, and even slopside hotel accommodations. 

Boyce Park

Looking to stay close to home but still get some skiing in? Boyce Park in Allegheny County covers 1,096 acres in Monroeville and Plum Townships for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing terrain. This year you can warm up in the lodge or sign up for private lessons. 

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Are you brave enough to take on the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania? The trails at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort offer a challenge to experienced riders but still have plenty of easy trails for beginners. Even if you get sick of skiing, they also offer a groomed cross country track on the golf course during the winter months. 

Wisp Resort

About two hours outside of Pittsburgh, on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, you can travel to the mountains of Western Maryland for skiing, tubing and snowboarding, and you can ride a mountain coaster through the snow. Reserve a hotel room at the resort and stay a night or two for escape room games, local dining, a little shopping, and so much more. 

Laurel Mountain

The iconic double diamond Lower Wildcat at Laurel Mountain averages a near 60% slope and is a must do for the most avid skiers. Then, after you’re done flying down the slopes, the Wildcat and Laurel Lounges have food ready for lunch or dinner and a fire blazing away to cuddle up around.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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