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Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
Ligonier, PA
Slopes/Trails: 21
35% Beginner
35% Intermediate
30% Advanced
Lifts: 1 Quad, 1 Double, 3 Surface
Snowmaking: 80%
Elevation: 2800 ft
Vertical: 900 ft
Longest Run: 7,920 ft
Equipment Rentals: YES
Night Skiing: YES
Ski School: YES

Half Pipe: YES
Terrain Park: YES
Snow Tubing: YES
Cross Country: YES
Snowboarding: YES
Children's Program: YES
 Best Features
A Great Value - Though small, Laurel Mountain offers some challenging skiing at very affordable prices - perfect for day trips from Pittsburgh.

Fun for Kids of All Ages - A new Father Snow toddler's play park, all-day Mountain Kids ski school program, tubing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides provide fun for everyone!


Laurel Mountain Ski Resort - Ligonier PA Pennsylvania
The first major ski resort in western Pennsylvania, Laurel Mountain was once owned and operated by General Richard Mellon as a private resort for the Rolling Rock Club. In 1958 the Mellon family made the ski area public and later, in 1962, turned the resort over to the state of Pennsylvania. The resort operated under various concessionaires until March of 1989 when mild winters and an insufficient water supply led to the ski resort's closure in 1989. In 1998 the Laurel Mountain Ski Company was formed to resurrect the ski area and signed a 35-year lease with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The new facility opened for the 1999-2000 ski season to much fanfare and features a new lodge, state-of-the-art snowmaking machinery, half-pipe snowboarding and terrain park, snow tubing run, rental facility, and ski shop. Laurel Mountain has some of the most advanced ski terrain in the region which, coupled with affordable lift tickets and excellent children's programs, makes it a popular resort for families and groups of varied ability levels. Located within Laurel Mountain State Park, the resort also offers some of the best views in the region.

Getting There: Located just 60 miles from Pittsburgh via the PA Turnpike or U.S. 30 East.
Map and Driving Directions

For More Info:
Current Ski Conditions
Laurel Mountain Trail / Ski Map
Skier Reviews of Laurel Mountain - SkiTown.com

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
P.O. Box 657
Ligonier, PA  15658
(724) 238-9860

Snow Report: (877) 754-5287

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