Seven Springs Mountain Resort: A Must Ski East PA Resort

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is one of the largest and most exciting resorts in Pennsylvania for skiing and snowboarding. They offer some of the most advanced terrain park features in PA, the only 22ft superpipe in the east and trails for all ages. Not to mention that they are a four season resort and there is something happening year around.

If you are progressing up your skiing and snowboarding journey or simply want to ride a bigger resort, then you need to check out Seven Springs. Read on to answer all your essential resort questions when planning your visit.

Trails at Seven Springs Resort.
Trails at Seven Springs Resort. Photo Credit: Todd Fowler (Flickr CC)

Where is Seven Springs Ski Resort?

Seven Springs Ski Resort is located in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. The resort is an hour and 15 minutes from Pittsburgh. It is also 1 hour and 20 minutes from Morgantown, WV. Washington, D.C. is 3 and half hours to the south of Seven Springs.

For those who haven’t experienced a resort of this size, then Seven Springs can be game changing. There is a reason it often ranks in the top 20 east coast ski resorts year after year.

Does Seven Springs Ski Resort Have Lodging?

Seven Springs Mountain Resort has so many lodging options to choose from. They often host skiers from Hidden Valley and Laurel Mountain ski resorts which are just down the road too. Seven Springs hotel alone can hold more than 1,000 guests. In addition they have a selection of townhomes, condos, cottages and chalets. One nice thing to note is that the resort is pet friendly and they can help accommodate rooms with pets.

If you want to go to Seven Springs but save a little cash then vacation rental by owner (“Vrbo”) is an option too. You can find a place nearby, often for a bit less.

Is Seven Springs Good for Beginners?

Learning to ski at Seven Springs Resort. Photo Credit: John M (Flickr CC)

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is great for beginner riders because the resort has extremely long beginner trails. The length and number of beginner trails is helpful to someone who is just starting to ride.

In addition most of the beginner trails are on the front face or between front face and north face. They are out of the way of the more advanced trails.

When Is the Best Time to Go to Seven Springs Mountain Resort?

The best time to go to Seven Springs Ski Resort is before Christmas or after New Years. The resort is in prime shape for having a lot of guests but you can often go on a week that is a little slower.

Does Seven Springs Ski Resort Have a Ski Shop?

Seven Springs Mountain Resort has one of the best ski shops for a resort of it’s size at Willi’s Ski and Snowboard Shop. You can find it at the top floor of the Skier’s Services Building. They carry all the major brands of skis and snowboards, as well as clothing and can tune up equipment as well.

If you are looking for a resort souvenir than stop by Signature by Seven Springs and they can hook you up with some Seven Springs apparel.

Does Seven Springs Ski Resort Have Night Skiing?

Seven Springs Ski Resort has night skiing on most of their trails and terrain parks. When a lot of families are putting the younger kids to bed or getting off the slopes, it can be a great time to take advantage of the less crowded Seven Springs trails.

Night skiing at Seven Springs Ski Resort
Night skiing at Seven Springs Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Chris Linton (Flickr CC)

Highlights of the Seven Springs Ski Resort

Seven Springs makes itself often into a top 20 east coast ski resort due to its size, trails and terrain parks. Some of the highlights of the resort include –

  • 33 Trails and 10 ski lifts
  • 8 Terrain parks
  • 285 Skiable acres
  • Only 22ft superpipe in the East Coast
  • 750 foot vertical drop
  • 2,994 foot summit elevation
  • Night skiing available

Is There a Terrain Park at Seven Springs Ski Resort?

Seven Springs has eight terrain parks and six are maintained daily. There is everything from a children’s terrain park area up to pro level kickers and features. It is the only resort on the east coast with a 22ft superpipe.

One of the coolest of Seven Springs’ eight parks to shred up is The Streets. The Streets is models after the streets of Pittsburgh and is full of handrails.

Does Seven Springs Ski Resort Blow Their Own Snow?

Seven Springs Ski Resort blows their own snow but the trails are a mix of snow making and natural snow. To take the best advantage of all Seven Springs’ trails, head up to the resort in January and all trails should be open.

How Many Trails Does Seven Springs Mountain Resort Have?

Crowded ski lifts at Seven Springs Ski Resort
Crowded ski lifts at Seven Springs Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Yoshi Huang (Flickr CC)

There are 33 trails at Seven Springs serviced by 10 ski lifts. Even with all these lifts, the lifts can get crowded at times. Our best advice is if it gets crowded, head to north face where the advanced trails are if you are up to the skill level. Remember that some of the trails rely on natural snow so going in January gives you a better bet that all trails are opened.

Key Takeaway: Some of the trails at Seven Springs rely on natural snowfall. Be sure to check and see if they are open before you go.

Waiting a bit into the season and then taking a trip gives time for all the natural trails to open up.

Does Seven Springs Ski Resort Have Snow Tubing?

Of course Seven Springs has snow tubing. There are 11 lanes of fun to carry you down their tubing hill and a magic carpet to take you back up. It is one of the best winter activities for all ages and requires no skill.

Seven Springs has one of the largest snow tubing hills in their area. Be prepared for fun if you try out the tubing at Seven Spring Resort.

Is There Summer Mountain Biking at Seven Springs Mountain Resort?

Seven Springs has the best downhill mountain bike park closest to Pittsburgh. The mountain still comes alive in the summer as downhill mountain bikers take to it. There is also cross country mountain bike trails and hiking trails to take advantage of in the Spring, Summer and Fall.


Seven Springs Ski Resort is one of the largest resorts in Pennsylvania. It constantly ranks as one of the top 20 resorts on the East Coast even when there is a lot of competition. There really is something for everyone in the family at Seven Springs, in all four seasons.

It is a great resort for new riders to give the winter sports a shot and experienced riders to grow on the mountain. Let us know your favorite terrain park feature and if you have ridden their famous superpipe in the comments below!

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