One of the best features of living at Indian Lake is its proximity to great skiing. Western Pennsylvania is blessed with amazing ski resorts that make it the perfect destination for year-round living and even a winter vacation home. Novice skiers can start with lessons. Experienced skiers can challenge themselves on a variety of slopes and trails. The whole family can relax in the ski lodge after a day outside. If you own a home at Indian Lake, there are several ski resorts within a 30 to 45-minute drive. Here are a few ski resorts that are super close to Indian Lake.
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
The Laurel Mountain Ski Resort has something for every skier, from first-timers to old hats. New skiers can learn the basics of skiing with either private or group lessons. Adept skiers can experience the thrill of the Lower Wildcat Slope, a double diamond slope that is the steepest in the state. Laurel Mountain also boasts the highest vertical drop in Pennsylvania: Laurel Ridge, a 761-foot vertical drop.
When you need a break from the slopes, head over to the Lodge. Warm-up by the fire at the Wildcat Lounge, located on the lower level of the Lodge. The Lounge offers a full menu, from appetizers to desserts, as well as adult beverages. Or head upstairs to the Laurel Cafe, where you can grab a quick bite. The Cafe menu includes pizza, chicken tenders, fries, chicken soup, chili, and other snacks.
Hidden Valley Resort
The Hidden Valley Resort is a great destination for families. It offers a first-class snowsports school for those just starting out. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the 26 slopes and trails and two terrain parks located on 110 skiable acres.
Even the non-skiers in the family will love Hidden Valley. The Trillium Spa offers manicures, pedicures, massages, and more for those who just want to stay inside and relax. Hidden Valley is not just a winter destination. You can come back in the summer for its 18-hole championship golf course.
The Resort offers dining at three venues. Grab a quick bite at the Sunrise Sunset Cafe. Head over to Glaciers Pub for a beer and nachos or other pub fares. The Clock Tower Restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a full menu plus beer, wine, and cocktails. And for lovers who are also ski lovers, Hidden Valley offers wedding packages for an amazing wedding – one that you can plan just miles away in your home on Indian Lake.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a great destination for both snowboarding and skiing. Their snowsports school offers both group and private lessons for anyone who is new to snowsports. Old-timers and newcomers alike will enjoy the 33 slopes and trails, seven terrain parks, and ten lifts. Seven Springs also offers parks and pipes for freestyle winter sports.
Take a break from the slopes and hit one of the many indoor activities. Choose from miniature golf, bowling, an indoor pool, hot tub, or high-tech fun at the Bear Trap Fun Zone. Indoors or out, you are sure to work up an appetite. Seven Springs offers several dining options. From a country market to fine dining to grab-and-go options, there is something for everyone.
Season Passes are available at each resort as well as a Highland Season Pass that can be used at Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley or Seven Springs all winter long!
If you love to ski and are thinking of purchasing a home near Indian Lake, reach out to the real estate professionals at Indian Lake Realty. Our team would love to help you find a vacation/second home or full-time property on Indian Lake.