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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