Snow Has Arrived—It's Time to Ski!

Looking for places to ski, snowboard or sled in Pittsburgh—or nearby? There are a ton of ski slopes and resorts within driving distance to suit your needs.

Places to ski or go tubing in Pittsburgh…

Take your pick!

With the early snow in October, skiers rejoiced at the thought of an early season.   However, much to the demise of snow lovers, the ski season is suffering this year.  Some of the local places just got their first dusting of snow.

Some of the places require a little bit of a drive, but will be well worth it if you are itching to get on the slopes. For an adventure and some fun with friends, try one of these places for skiing in Pittsburgh or around the area.

Hidden Valley Ski Resort

If the weather conditions are less than expected, don’t fret Hidden Valley has you covered. They boast an indoor pool, spa and sports club. Plus there are events going on all year-round.

Phone: 814-443-8000

Hidden Valley Resort

One Craighead Drive

P.O. Box 4420

Hidden Valley, PA 15502


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

They are reporting five slopes being open due to the most recent burst of snow. Also, you will not run out of activities here. Dining, golf, spa, kids activities, the adventure center, the field club and the wildside. Check out Nemacolin for your getaway that isn’t too far away. If you want to go skiing, check out the website: Nemacolin Snowsports.


Seven Springs Mountain Resort

It's open and ready to go! Not that far from Pittsburgh, if you are itching to get on the slopes I would head up to Seven Springs. They also have snow tubing, a spa, sleigh rides, snowmobile tours and snowshoe tours! If you are looking to get away for an event too, I would check this place out with a plethora of options you won’t be disappointed.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

777 Waterwheel Dr

Seven Springs, PA 15622



The Wisp

One of my personal favorites with a laid back atmosphere year-round, The Wisp in Deep Creek, Maryland cannot be overlooked. They offer skiing, boarding, tubing, ice skating, a spa, snowmobile and snowshoe tours. I have personally attempted a few times to learn to snowboard here without much success, but I blame it on my height. They are reporting to have five trails open at this time so head on out.

Wisp Resort

296 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 21541


Boyce Park

This park located in Monroeville & Plum has your pick of snowboarding, skiing and tubing. It is a great local family place and very affordable.

675 Old Frankstown Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15239


Season: Mid-December to Mid-March

(Weather & Conditions Permitting)

24-hour Snow Conditions: (724) 733-4665 (recording)

General Info: (724) 733-4656


Willowbrook Ski Area

This place is great and located in Belle Vernon, PA. I spent many school ski trips here trying not to fall.

Willowbrook Ski Area

1833 Rostraver Road

Belle Vernon, PA  15102

(724) 929-2294

Snow Report: (724) 872-7272


Here are some other resorts that might be a little further from home, but are worth a look.

Blue Knob (Pennsylvania)

Canaan Valley (West Virginia)

Holiday Valley (New York)

Kissing Bridge (New York)

Peek ‘N Peak (New York)

Snowshoe (West Virginia)

Timberline (West Virginia)

Please double check on the websites and by calling to ensure snow conditions and skiing, boarding and tubing conditions. It is not worth the drive just to find some muddy slopes.

If you don’t feel like leaving home and want something right in your backyard, given the hills in the Pittsburgh real estate market, I am sure I can find you something that would fit your needs for some great sledding adventures.  

Make sure you wear your boots if you are looking for homes for sale in Peters Township. As for now, I would suggest heading to the mountains. The snow is finally here.

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