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Seven Springs Mountain Resort

 

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Trail Map
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Conditions

 

Resort Snow Report

Webcams

Snow fall averages 105 inches (OnTheSnow.com).

Exposure is north and northeast

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Transportation
   
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Pittsburgh International Airport

 

Airlines operating from Pittsburgh include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Atlantic Southeast, Comair Express 1, JetBlue, Midwest Airlines, Myrtle Beach Direct, Southwest Airlines, United, Mesa, Shuttle America, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express.

 

Pickup from this airport is available by prior arrangement. Call Seven Springs

(800) 452-2223

 

Car rental: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty.


LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

 

From Pittsburgh and west:

 

Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 91 Donegal; Turn left off the exit ramp PA Route PA  31 East; approximately two miles, turn right on Route 711/381 South; follow 711 for about two miles; at the Star Market in Champion, turn left on County Line Road; follow the signs to Seven Springs approximately eight miles on the right.

 

From Washington D.C./Baltimore and east:

 

Take Interstate 70 North to Breezewood, PA; enter Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound and travel west 2 exits to Exit 110 Somerset; Turn right off the exit ramp at the second light; at the third traffic light turn right on PA Route 31, West; follow 31 approximately seven miles; turn left at Pioneer Park; follow that road approximately four miles; at the first stop sign, turn right. Seven Springs will be five miles ahead on the left.

 
Transportaion within the resort:
Seven springs has many different condos throughout the resort. Free shuttle services are available throughout the year. Shuttles run on a continuous bases from around Christmas time to eary March starting at 8am until about 2am. During the spring, fall, and summer, and early ski season months, shuttle service is available on call. During peak events shuttle service is also on continuous service.
 

Lodging
Lodging
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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Pennsylvania Four Season Hotel

Base, slopeside.

 

Seven Springs Reservations

Hotel Amenities:
418 newly (since 2008) rooms and suites, 11 casual and fine dining restaurants, 3 bars and lounges with nightly entertainment, valet, bell and concierge service, pet friendly rooms, snowsports shop, exercise and the Trillium Spa facilities, heated indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor hot tubs with slopeside view, wi-fi in lobby.

 

Room Amenities:

Flat screen TVs,pillow top mattresses,high-speed internet,multimedia junction boxes, coffeemakers and work stations, irons and ironing boards,all rooms are non-smoking.

4 per room

$129

to

$194

 

Condominiums Townhouses Single-family homes

Cottages and Chalets

 

Throughout the resort, many slopeside.

Resort shuttle available.

 

Seven Springs Reservations

Condominium rentals offer weekly rates and provide guests fully-equipped kitchen and deck or balconies with great views  Condos range in size from one to four-bedrooms. Visitors may want to consider renting a townhouse or single-family home, especially appropriate for families and groups. Many offer multiple bedrooms.  Chalets and cottages are in walking distance from the Main Lodge and Ski Lodge.

Singles

to large families

$314

to

$384

Log Cabin Motel

288 State Route 711, Jones Mills 
(724) 593-8200

All rooms are furnished with refrigerators, microwaves and TVs with cable and HBO.  Private Suites are available with up to 4 bedrooms, some with hot tubs, fireplaces, kitchens, game rooms and big screen TVs.

Singles

to large families

Single rooms

$79

to

$95

 

 

Suites $110 

to

$900

Days Inn Donegal

3620 Route 31
I-70 & 76 PA Turnpike Exit 91
Donegal, PA 15628


 

Free deluxe continental breakfast, free high speed internet, free USA Today, hairdryers, AM/FM clock radios, guest laundry 4 per room

$89

to

$109

kids stay free

Super 8 Somerset

125 Lewis Dr
I-70/76 Exit 110
Somerset, PA 15501


 

Super Start Breakfast, 24-hour front desk, free high speed internet, handicapped room/facilities, express checkout, non-smoking rooms, television with cable, micro-fridge, suites with whirlpools. 4 per room

$49.88

to

$110.88

 

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Dining

 

On mountain:

Fine Dining at Helen's Restaurant. Piano bar is a great way to relax and enjoy drinks. Food service is available in the bar area.

Casual Dining at Timbers, Slopeside, "The Lodge", Bavarian Lounge, Matterhorn, The Grille at the sporting clays, and First Tracks, and Lake Tahoe Lodge.

Quick eats at Gingerbread Dream Bakery, Mountain Perk and Ice Cream, Emo's Pit, and The Pizza Place.

 

Off Mountain:

Oakhurst  Tea Room Smorgasbord

2409 Glades Pike (Rte. 31)
Somerset, PA 15501

 

Out of the Fire Cafe

3784 State Rt. 31
Donegal, PA 15628        
(724) 593-4200

 

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More

 

Daily Lift Ticket Rates

 
REAL ESTATE
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WHAT'S NEW
 
ACTIVITIES
  
 
There are so many exciting activities around 7 springs both on and off the slopes.  During the winter season for the non skiers there is Snow tubing, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, snowcat rides at night, and  snowshoe tours.  Year round there is: exercise room, game rooms, hot tubs roller skating and blading, mini-golf. In the Spring, summer and fall there  7 springs had a, downhill bike park, fish for fun, fly fishing,, hiking and biking in the Laurel Highlands, hydrobikes, golf, mountaintop campfires and picnics,  paintball, paddle boats, rock wall, riding stables, sporting clays, swimming, spa, ATV tours.  
 
 
SERVICES

Snowsports School

 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST

Good - lots to do literally under one roof in the sprawling hotel/convention center including shopping in specialty boutique shops. Lots of activities for all.  

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Better - Apre ski in the slopeside Foggy Goggle Lounge.  Sporting Clays restaurant.  Lots of options for the skier/boarder.  Different terrains and slopes for all.  NASTAR, The Streets, super pipe.  All different ranges of slopes and parks for all abilities

 

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Best - One of the most extensive snowmaking plants in the east covering 97% of 285 acres, 48 hours will freshen the slopes after a thaw.

An all around fun mountain.  Even when mother nature does not cooperate, 7 springs always has some fun activities and always something new. Check out the Gunnar grill which has sodas and hotdogs. Winter fest is always the last two weekends in February and has some visitors as well.

 

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Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Description:

Pennsylvania's largest resort also has one of the world's largest base lodges. This huge complex includes no less than a dozen different eateries, along with sports facilities which include ten pin bowling, game rooms, mini-golf, rollerskating and an indoor pool. There are additionally half a dozen lounges and shops. Also, the Sporting Clays are open year round offering yet another option to get out and have fun in winter. Half the terrain at Seven Springs is rated 'easiest' and is made up of wide easy cruisers cut through the thick forests. The lifts usually open early in December and keep running through late March, staying open into the evening every night. Although only 15% of the terrain is rated 'most difficult' (including 3% 'expert only') there are good steeps on the North face with some challenging moguls on Goosebumps, the only double black diamond slope. Almost all of the terrain is covered by snowmaking, but the resort receives an average six feet of the natural stuff anyway. Seven Springs offers so many options for the skier/boarder, it makes winter fun! Summer months, the slopes turn into a downhill mountain bike park and hiking area. There are paddle boats/bikes at Lake Tahoe.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet3
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person2
Lifts-Total number of lifts15
Lifts-Total lift capacity26,620/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner35%
Trails-2-Intermediate40%
Trails-3-Advanced15%
Trails-4-Expert only10%
Trails-5-Terrain park5
Trails-6-Half pipe2
Trails-Total32
Runs-Steepest runGoosebumps
Runs-Longest run1.25.miles, Lost Boy
General-Base elevation2240'
General-Vertical drop750'
General-OwnerNutting
General-Mountain rangeLaurel Highlands
General-Annual skier visits
General-Total area in bounds285 acres
General-Snow making coverage285 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Good snow and snowmaking; nice trails

Cons: Crowded; too many snowboarders

This is not a huge mountain, but it's pretty darn good for the mid-atlantic- probably the best. The natural snow is good - they get a lot of it and snowmaking is excellent. They do a good job grooming the trails. There's always some event being hosted here, if you are into that. We have a house here, not part of the resort, just a house, so we are here every weekend during ski season. Before the house, we had been coming here for several years and our son attended the ski school regularly. The ski school is excellent for kids as young as 3. They can go for the day or for half day. They get to ski and they get time to play indoors and get fed. It's great if you want some adult time to ski. They also have lessons targeted at adults, as well as private and group lessons for all abilities. I am going to take a moguls lesson this season. The ski patrol is great! The patrollers are friendly and very good at what they do. The lifts are OK, a couple of them do not have safety bars, which is a real problem for me. Our son is a fearless skier, so as a little kid he was riding the lifts to the more difficult trails, many of which do not have safety bars. This is something that really needs to be addressed for the safety of the riders.

 

It does get crowded, but it's mostly a late day crowd because the mountain has night skiing. The trick is to get out on the mountain early, eat lunch early, back on the mountain and then, hit the bar early! There are people, mostly teen boys, who ski recklessly and it's hard to avoid them. I have let a couple of them have it and would not hesitate to report their behavior to the ski patrol or others. I have seen mountain personnel warn teens that their lift ticket will be yanked if they misbehave. Most of these teens are part of bus tours. 

 

It is a family mountain and there are a lot of families who come regularly. 

 

Another thing I would like to see is more ski patrollers taking the time to ensure that the mountain is safe for everybody by enforcing the rules of courteous skiing. (In my dreams). But I would recommend this mountain to everyone. 

Posted

Pros: Closest "big" ski resort to us

Cons: Too expensive, too crowded, poor grooming and RUDE people

We used to ski Seven Springs a lot. Did not go there last year and just last week re-visited it. I will admit that it was holiday ski time, so we expected crowds. But this was ridiculous. To start with, they weren't selling lift tickets at the booths on the way in. Got to the main parking lot and were told we had to go to the upper lots because the main one was full. Had to convince the guy that we needed to buy lift tickets and he reluctantly let us go down there. The older man behind the ticket counter was not only not helpful, he was rude. We needed tickets for four days and inquired if there were any discounts in doing so. All he said was "NO". No explanation, no common courtesy. RIDICULOUS prices for what you get here. We spent less at Breckenridge last year. Less. We bought the tickets and fought our way back to the upper parking lot. Were able to snag one of the last spots in the lot adjacent to the Lost Boy trail/terrain park. We then realized the full extent of the crowd. Wow. The rest of the day was spent trying to avoid the ice (there was a LOT of it), the sporadic ungroomed areas and most of all the IDIOT teenage snowboarders who seemed to travel in packs. I had one such lad push me roughly in the shoulder (I am 57 and an intermediate skier), knocking me sideways and telling me to "get the F*$% out of my way!" as he flew by. (I will add, this same scenario has been encountered nearly every time we have skied there.....no other area seems to have the abundance of young, rude, unsupervised boarders/skiers). Since I am still babying an ACL repair from last year, I chose to not ski the following day. On a whim, my friend and my daughter decided to try skiing Hidden Valley, since the pass is good for both resorts. We left the hubbies at Seven Springs and headed to Hidden Valley, a short drive away, but a WORLD of difference. The snow was magically well-groomed and NOT icy, there weren't 45 minute lines at the lifts and NO CROWDS!!! Unbelievable. We spent the rest of the day skiing there and having a wonderful time. MUCH more family-oriented and even the lift operators were polite (which they were't at Seven Springs). The guys told us over dinner that conditions at Seven Springs only got worse as the day wore on. We were so excited to spend the next 2 days at Hidden Valley, but unfortunately we woke to pouring rain the next day and the forecast called for it to continue so we cut our trip short. We will most likely NEVER go to Seven Springs again. We may go to Hidden Valley, but for the amount of time it takes to get there, we will spend our money at Holiday Valley, where the crowds are manageable, the people are friendly, the lines are short, the snow is MUCH better and the mountain more interesting. Don't waste your time or your money at this place any more!

Posted

Pros: Great lifts, weeknights aren't crazy busy, worked with our school to accommodate our ski club

Cons: Weekends are busy, Snack Bar is expensive

I live and teach not far from 7 Springs, and I advise our school's Ski Club.  7 Springs has always been incredibly accommodating to our group, and everyone always has a great time.  I feel good about taking our middle school students there, as it is safe and the slopes are always well groomed.  The food is kind of pricey, but that's the case no matter where you go these days.  Weekends do tend to be busy, but that's just a testament to how AWESOME 7 Springs is!  I also frequent 7 Springs throughout the rest of the year for all of the awesome festivals and events they host.  Best ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, hands down!

Posted

Pros: Terrain parks, the party

Cons: The skiing, the crowds

This was our resort of choice in high school/college, we did have fun (usually due to a few to many!)  I wish I had known about the steeper hill around the corner (BK).

 

Returning (now 34) the crowds really are too much. I can't emphasize that enough, too many people on the slopes to ski safely.  They have upgraded the lifts from when I was in college, so though there were fast moving lines despite the crowds the slopes themselves were ridiculous.  If you do go, I suggest you ski on the front and to the left, slower lifts and therefore skiiable slopes.  The crowds were fun people but quite rambunctious, you might get laughed at if you yardsale in lift sight.  I also met a ton of people who thought the headwall of North Face at Seven was the steepest slope on the east coast :)

 

 

Lots of terrain parks, definitely a strength. Cant argue with that.  They have solid snowcover, and work hard to open up as much terrain as possible.  The lodge/bars/nightlife is fun, and how we used to party here.

 

Kid friendly folks and terrain yes, I have met a few instructors who were incredibly nice people and they speak highly of the well attended school, but with the crowds my kids are going someplace else, too many discourteous hotshots slamming into you for my taste.  Although to their credit the Ski Patrol is fairly aggressive in enforcing the code which I appreciate. 

 

Not much terrain here for the advanced skier.  The black runs on the back are longer then Wisps' and Hidden Valleys' but I couldn't make gs turns on any run the 2 times I visited recently due to the crowds, so it doesn't seem to matter.  The only thing to do was practice short turns and avoid the multitudes.

Posted

Pros: skiing with Eileen

Cons: eastern ice

first place I skied with my wife.  Bus ride with keg on way back eased all pains; Thanks Tom!

Posted
One of the best places to ski in the midatlantic. Not the best terrain, but good snow making, consistent conditions, good lift system, and solid resort facilities. The new owners seem to really be makeing the most of the place. Good 4 season resort. I like the Pittsburg vibe at 7S(compared to the DC vibe at most other areas in the midatlantic).

Posted

Pros: great amount of different terrain, something for everyone to do, HUGE lodge

Cons: very icy at times, not challenging enough, night skiing

Good mountain, lots to do on and off the slopes, terrific terrain parks, night skied there last year and it was awful, gets very icy at times, other days are perfect, way too expensive

Posted

Pros: slopes open at 8am on Saturday and Sunday morning once the ski season get going

Seven Springs is a great mid atlantic mountain. It has a lot to offer for all types of skiers from beginner to expert, NASTAR junkie to terrain park rat.

 

Foggy Goggle is a fun place to hang out after skiing for a beer

Helen's has a fun wine bar with a piano player named Harry who comes on friday and saturday nights. It makes for a very festive evening.