About Hidden Valley and the Foundation
Hidden Valley is a four seasons resort and homeowner community located approximately 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is nestled in the beautiful Laurel Highlands in Somerset County, surrounded by 25,000 acres of State forests and parklands offering a serene natural setting just perfect for relaxing with family and friends.
Hidden Valley Foundation (HVF) is a non-profit corporation established in 1984 to provide maintenance and recreational services associated with the operation of the Hidden Valley homeowner community. It is a master homeowners’ association, also managing three condominium associations, all located within the Hidden Valley residential community. The property totals approximately 1,700 acres with single-family homes, townhouses and condominium units throughout.
Set in natural surroundings adjacent to Hidden Valley Resort, and located in close proximity to numerous State Parks, hiking trails, the Greater Allegheny Passage bicycle trail, and other outdoor amenities, the year-round community affords access to a rich assortment of services and activities that contribute to the quality of living at Hidden Valley. The Foundation provides homeowner association services namely promoting the interests of the Hidden Valley community homeowners and marketing Hidden Valley nationwide to prospective new residents and property owners through a program featuring the Foundation's logo with its "Mountain Life is Calling" invitation.
Hidden Valley Foundation’s assets include heated outdoor pools at both its South Ridge and Highlands centers; tennis courts; children’s’ play areas and playgrounds; outdoor basketball courts, multiple picnic areas, and many walking paths. Wi-Fi is also accessible at the South Ridge Center and the pool/picnic area surrounding the Center. The South Ridge Center also provides a meeting/activities room, a library which operates on an honor system, and administrative offices for the Foundation.
HV Mountain Metric
With the goal of promoting Hidden Valley as “THE” premier choice for homeowner ship, the lifestyle that comes with it, and our “Mountain Life is Calling” brand, the Hidden Valley Foundation and the Marketing & Branding Committee has developed a destination event targeting active, outdoor-loving individuals. So, with the help and support of our Board of Directors, the family-friendly Hidden Valley Mountain Metric cycling challenge was born!
The Hidden Valley Mountain Metric will be an untimed, fully supported road bicycling event around the Laurel Highlands. Starting and ending at Hidden Valley, the options will include a metric century (66 miles), a half metric century (35 miles), and a free, shorter option for casual riders and families. The date of the event is July 15, 2017, and will coincide with the Laurel Arts Somerfest festival. The participation fee is $50 with a $20 discount for reservations made by June 15, 2017. Registration for this event includes a performance t-shirt, SAG wagon support, access to parts and repairs at Hidden Valley, food coupons for use at the event, and entertainment for all!
If you or someone you know is an avid cyclist and would love to escape the heat and humidity of the “big city” in July and challenge yourselves with over 5,000 feet of climbing throughout the 60+ mile course, this is your opportunity! Please visit “Hidden Valley Mountain Metric” on Facebook and the events page of our website for all details. Registration can be completed online at tinyurl.com/MountainMetric.