Laurel Mountain Ski Area

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

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Long one of Pennsylvania’s best-kept secrets, Laurel was first owned and run by the Mellon family as a private resort for the Rolling Rock Club. Laurel later opened its slopes to the public and became western Pennsylvania’s first major ski area. The resort now enters the third full season of its new operation, and it looks like downhilling on this beautiful mountain is here for the long haul. There’s an impressive new summit lodge framed with glass on the back side to reveal incredible views overlooking Ligonier Valley and the ski slopes. And the resort’s well-oiled operation features good snowmaking and grooming, as well as a hospitable staff and efficient services. Historic Midway Cabin (Laurel’s original Rolling Rock Club ski lodge) has been renovated, serving up food and drinks on weekends. The old double chair was also restored, and a refurbished quad was trucked in practically new from another resort. Everything else has been replaced from the old resort, aside from the old warming hut at the mountain’s base, where you can warm up before a roaring fireplace.
Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

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Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

by John Phillips (Falcon Guides)

Long one of Pennsylvania’s best-kept secrets, Laurel was first owned and run by the Mellon family as a private resort for the Rolling Rock Club. Laurel later opened its slopes to the public and became western Pennsylvania’s first major ski area. The resort now enters the third full season of its new operation, and it looks like downhilling on this beautiful mountain is here for the long haul.

There’s an impressive new summit lodge framed with glass on the back side to reveal incredible views overlooking Ligonier Valley and the ski slopes. And the resort’s well-oiled operation features good snowmaking and grooming, as well as a hospitable staff and efficient services. Historic Midway Cabin (Laurel’s original Rolling Rock Club ski lodge) has been renovated, serving up food and drinks on weekends. The old double chair was also restored, and a refurbished quad was trucked in practically new from another resort. Everything else has been replaced from the old resort, aside from the old warming hut at the mountain’s base, where you can warm up before a roaring fireplace.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Ligonier
Vertical Drop: 900
Season: December to late March
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900 feet
Top Elevation: 2,800 feet
Additional Use: Skiing, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Laurel Mountain Ski Area

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May 2018