Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Ready for 2011-12 Season

Winter sport enthusiasts heading for the slopes in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., this season have a number of exciting upgrades and developments to look forward to. From expanded terrain and improved equipment to upgraded facilities and passholder exchange programs, there is so much on offer in Pennsylvania for the 2011-12 season.

The popular Seven Springs Mountain Resort has increased its terrain parks from six to seven, with the new Streets Urban Park to be situated in Foggy Bowl. The resort has always been dedicated to developing its terrain parks and has even increased the walls of its Superpipe up to 22 feet. The larger Superpipe will be host to the Gatorade Free Flow amateur event in February 2012. The new Easy Rider beginner area will be opened as a transition zone between the Beginner Bowl and the novice runs, and features a Magic Carpet lift. Certain chairlifts have been upgraded and the rental shop boasts a large number of new skis, bindings and boots. In addition, Seven Springs Mountain Resort will continue to offer night skiing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, sleigh rides and more.

Skiers heading to Hidden Valley Resort will be able to enjoy an additional 3.5 acres of terrain, called Voyageur Glades, ideal for glade skiing. This fantastic new area is situated on the North Summit. A terrain park has been created where the half-pipe used to be situated. Reached by means of a handle tow, the terrain park boasts both man-made and natural features. The base lodge has also received some attention, including a fresh coat of paint, new carpets and improved Wi-Fi, amongst other upgrades. Those who are skiing or snowboarding for the first time this season can join in beginner lessons, as well as the Learn-to-Ski/Snowboard package. A special discount card is offered to those who complete the package or lessons, offering great savings for your next visit to Hidden Valley. Be sure to find out about the special passholder exchange program between Hidden Valley and Blue Knob, as well as Hidden Valley, Seven Springs, Snowshoe and Wisp.

White Mountain Resort has worked to improve its slope-lighting, as well as its snowmaking. The rental options now include additional Burton snowboards, Dalbello boots and Elan skis. Snow sport fans can purchase a Three Area Season Pass to access all of Snow Time Inc.’s resorts – Whitetail, Ski Liberty and Roundtop Mountain. Ski Sawmill has also made some changes, including the installation of a triple chair and a double chair.