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Snow Days: Laurel Highlands

Duration: 3 days 3 nights

Home to several ski resorts, the Laurel Highlands boasts winter fun and countless options sure to please any powder hound! With the highest peaks in Pennsylvania and, on average, the largest amount of natural snowfall in the state, conditions are ideal for skiing and snowboarding. The region’s ski resorts are some of the largest in the state, offering skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing trails offsite with a side of charming small towns and plenty of hot chocolate along the way. Road trippers taking this journey will find plenty to keep them busy as they pick and choose from resorts to fit their schedule!

Hidden Valley Resort

The first day of your winter excursion in the Laurel Highlands begins at Hidden Valley Resort. A popular ski location, Hidden Valley is the ideal winter destination for families. With 26 slopes and trails, nine lifts, two terrain parks on 110 skiable acres and a first-class snow sports school, Hidden Valley offers a comfortable and family-friendly environment to learn to ski or snowboard. For the novice, Hidden Valley also provides thrilling rides down its snow tube chutes.

Ligonier | Abigail's Coffeehouse | Amica 

After your day on the slopes, continue your wintery exploration in the historic town of Ligonier - just a short 8-mile drive from Hidden Valley. While you’re there, choose from dozens of cozy specialty shops and eateries that surround the picturesque town. Abigail's Coffeehouse is a great pit stop for a hot drink and a sweet treat. Once you're energized, hit the shopping trail and stop at Amica on East Main Street for home accents and unique gifts.

Clock Tower Restaurant | The Inn at Hidden Valley

If you prefer to stay at the resort, you can dine with a breathtaking view of the mountain while enjoying an exquisite meal at the Clock Tower Restaurant. Enjoy a full menu featuring strip steak, shrimp tortellini, and grouper. The resort also offers overnight guests the option of staying in The Inn at Hidden Valley or in on-mountain townhomes and condos. Book an overnight stay at The Inn and prepare for ultimate coziness — suites include a living room area and fireplace! Ideally located, guests can easily access all the fun and exciting surrounding attractions of the Laurel Highlands.

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