Hidden Valley Ski Resort

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 lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Hidden Valley Lodging:

Hidden Valley Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Hidden Valley has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hidden Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 110 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 45 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
110(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,875'(876 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
470'(143 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,405'(733 m)

Hidden Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
32.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Hidden Valley can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Hidden Valley has 110 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Hidden Valley is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
27%(30 acres)

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.

Blue Square
50%(55 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
23%(25 acres)

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 nearby the town of Somerset, PA.

Somerset, PA 15501 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.06000, -79.26000

Getting to Hidden Valley Ski 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 AirportPITPittsburgh, PA59 mi
Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC123 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC145 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 AirportLBELatrobe, PA17 mi
John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County AirportJSTJohnstown, PA29 mi
Morgantown Municipal Walter L. Bill Hart FieldMGWMorgantown, WV45 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Seven SpringsChampion, PA2,994 ft32%3 mi
Laurel MountainBoswell, PA2,766 ft25%9 mi
Mystic Mountain at NemacolinFarmington, PA2,030 ft29%23 mi
Boyce ParkPittsburgh, PA1,232 ft8%38 mi
Blue KnobClaysburg, PA3,172 ft50%40 mi
Tussey MountainBoalsburg, PA1,810 ft33%42 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%65 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%71 mi
Blue MountainNewburg, PA1,600 ft44%88 mi
Eagle RockFayetteville, PA1,810 ft27%93 mi
Bryce ResortMount Jackson, VA1,750 ft25%96 mi

Hidden Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,875 ft
Base Elevation2,405 ft
Vertical Drop470 ft
(27% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Skiable Acres110
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats