Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing


Cross Country Skiing and snowshoeing will allow you to discover the outdoors in a whole new way. These two popular activities are a major change of pace from downhill skiing. Because of that, you'll experience the beauty of nature and all that the Laurel Highlands has to offer!


Webcam at Laurel Ridge State Park


Forbes State Forest

1291 Route 30
Laughlintown, PA  15655
Phone: 724-238-1200

Forbes State Forest consists of nearly 59,000 acres of land throughout Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties. A portion of Forbes State Forest serves as the highest peak in Pennsylvania, also known as Mount Davis. This park features over 250 miles of hiking mountain biking, and cycling trails, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and 115-miles of snowmobiling trails.

Kooser State Park

943 Glades Pike
Somerset, PA  15501
Phone: 814-445-8673

Kooser State Park is just a short distance from Hidden Valley, in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. This park is home to 250 acres of forest, a beautiful trout stream that serves as a popular fishing destination, and 1.5-miles of moderately easy hiking.

Laurel Hill State Park Complex

1454 Laurel Hill Park Road
Somerset, PA  15501-5629
Phone: 814-445-7725

Laurel Hill State Park is made up of 4,062 acres of property, including 15-miles of hiking and mountain biking, a 63-acre lake that offers swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking, a campground, and 10-miles of the 120-mile snowmobiling trail system in neighboring Forbes State Forest.

Laurel Ridge State Park

1117 Jim Mountain Road
Rockwood, PA  15557
Phone: 814-445-7725

Laurel Ridge State Park is spans Laurel Mountain from the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle to the Conemaugh Gorge in Johnstown. The number one attraction of this park is the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, a 70-mile hiking trail for day hikers and backpackers alike. 

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
Phone: 866-386-6957

Mystic Mountain is a small mountain with big fun! Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will start at the Sundial Lodge and make their way through the 1.5-mile trail of majestic beauty on Mystic Mountain. 

Ohiopyle State Park

124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA  15470
Phone: 724-329-8591

Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors every year for its rugged, but natural beauty and 20,500 acres of outdoor recreation. The main attraction of this park is the Youghiogheny River Gorge, a rushing waterfall that sits in the center of Ohiopyle. With 79-miles of hiking trails and 27-miles of mountain biking and cycling trails, white-water rafting, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, cross country skiing, 16-miles of snowmobiling, and sledding, Ohiopyle State Park is sure to have something that will meet your thrill-seeking needs.

Route 31 Bike, Board & Ski

3731 Glades Pike
Somerset, PA  15501
Phone: 814-443-1282

Located near Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resort in Somerset, PA, Route 31 Bike, Board & Ski is the Laurel Highlands premier outlet for discount ski, cross-country, and snowboard sales, service, and rentals. The bike department sells Trek, Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, and Electra bikes with trained technicians to serves all makes.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

777 Waterwheel Drive
Champion, PA  15622
Phone: 814-352-7777

Seven Springs Mountain Resort's close proximity to the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail gives snowshoers backyard access to 70-miles of challenging snowshowing terrain!

Thrifty Ski Rental

3772 State Route 31
Donegal, pA  15628

Thrifty Ski Rental started it's business 28 yeras ago due to the large expense that comes with skiing or snowboarding. Since opening its doors, Thrify Ski Rental has been helping families enjoy the slopes with the latest in ski, snowboard, cross country, and snowshoe equipment at affordable rates. Located in Donegal, PA, this rental shop is on the way to Hidden Valley & Seven Springs resorts.

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1900 South Ridge Drive, PO Box 4180

Hidden Valley, PA 15502

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