Hidden Valley Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Somerset, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Hidden Valley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Hidden Valley is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Hidden Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hidden Valley Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Hidden Valley has a total of 32 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hidden Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 210 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 85 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.8 square kilometers.
Hidden Valley's slopes see on average 160 inches (4.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet every year!
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Elevation
Hidden Valley Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,875 feet, or 876 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,405 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 470 feet (143 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Hidden Valley's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level
33.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Hidden Valley has 210 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Hidden Valley is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Hidden Valley Ski Resort good for beginners?
Hidden Valley can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 73% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Location
Hidden Valley Ski Resort is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Somerset, PA.
Somerset, PA 15501 USA
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Getting to Hidden Valley Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hidden Valley Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.06000, -79.26000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Somerset, PA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
|Pittsburgh International Airport||PIT||Pittsburgh, PA||59 mi|
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||123 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||145 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Hidden Valley.
|Arnold Palmer Regional Airport||LBE||Latrobe, PA||17 mi|
|John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport||JST||Johnstown, PA||29 mi|
|Morgantown Municipal Walter L. Bill Hart Field||MGW||Morgantown, WV||45 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hidden Valley Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
|Seven Springs||Champion, PA||2,994 ft||34%||3 mi|
|Laurel Mountain||Boswell, PA||2,766 ft||26%||9 mi|
|Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin||Farmington, PA||2,030 ft||31%||23 mi|
|Boyce Park||Pittsburgh, PA||1,232 ft||8%||38 mi|
|Blue Knob||Claysburg, PA||3,172 ft||52%||40 mi|
|Tussey Mountain||Boalsburg, PA||1,810 ft||34%||42 mi|
|Canaan Valley||Davis, WV||4,280 ft||48%||65 mi|
|Timberline Four Seasons||Davis, WV||4,268 ft||37%||71 mi|
|Blue Mountain||Newburg, PA||1,600 ft||46%||88 mi|
|Eagle Rock||Fayetteville, PA||1,810 ft||28%||93 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||26%||96 mi|
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,875 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,405 ft|
|Vertical Drop||470 ft|
(27% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 23% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||160 inches|