Seven Springs Ski Resort

Champion, Pennsylvania

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Seven Springs started out in 1932 as a series of private vacation cabins owned by Pittsburgh merchant Adolph Dupre. An avid skier, he would capitalize on the Laurel Highland’s snow-filled bounty a few years later by introducing the area’s first skiing rope tow and alpine slope. Today the resort is still Dupre-owned, despite recent legal battles that divide the family over stock ownership and proposed resort expansion and development. Nonetheless, Seven Springs continues to rank among the east coast’s top ski destinations, racking up annual skier visits at nearly the same clip as West Virginia’s Snowshoe. The Seven Springs lodge is a sprawling high-rise that’s easily navigable in the likeness of a shopping mall, with every amenity under the sun. There’s a great atmosphere here, with friendly staff, good food, and a festive nightlife. The ski-and-stay experience is definitely worth the trip. Expect wide-open slopes during the week and some congestion and lift lines on peak weekends. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more.
Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

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Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

by John Phillips (Falcon Guides)

Seven Springs started out in 1932 as a series of private vacation cabins owned by Pittsburgh merchant Adolph Dupre. An avid skier, he would capitalize on the Laurel Highland’s snow-filled bounty a few years later by introducing the area’s first skiing rope tow and alpine slope. Today the resort is still Dupre-owned, despite recent legal battles that divide the family over stock ownership and proposed resort expansion and development.

Nonetheless, Seven Springs continues to rank among the east coast’s top ski destinations, racking up annual skier visits at nearly the same clip as West Virginia’s Snowshoe. The Seven Springs lodge is a sprawling high-rise that’s easily navigable in the likeness of a shopping mall, with every amenity under the sun. There’s a great atmosphere here, with friendly staff, good food, and a festive nightlife. The ski-and-stay experience is definitely worth the trip. Expect wide-open slopes during the week and some congestion and lift lines on peak weekends. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Champion
Vertical Drop: 750
Season: December to April
Trailhead Elevation: 2,240 feet
Top Elevation: 2,990 feet
Additional Use: Ice Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Seven Springs Ski Resort

Recent Trail Reviews

10/11/2003
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Seven Springs is more than just a ski resort. Yes, the slopes range from a nice, smooth ride for beginners to thrilling for experts; and, the powder, whether natural or man-made is always great. (I've heard that Seven Springs was actually one of the first resorts in the country to make their own snow using their own process.) But, what draws people to the resort year-round are its festivals. Local artisans and craft vendors set up their wares in locations spread throughout the resort, some inside, some outside. There is also live entertainment and tons of food. Most of the outdoor cuisine consists of Alpine favorites (of course, since the resort is based on the German Alps.), but there are also seafood and wild game buffets on weekends inside the main lodge restaurant. Now as Autumnfest winds down, the resort will be getting ready for Winterfest, and with it, skiiers, tubers, and snowboarders.



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