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Vail Resorts Inc. Adds ‘Seven Springs’ to Ski Park Offerings

The Pennsylvania resort holds one of the most celebrated terrain parks in the eastern U.S. In total, it comprises 285 ski acres and 785 vertical feet, plus a 22-foot superpipe.

Today, Vail Resorts Inc. finalized the acquisition of three assets belonging to Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Vail now owns Seven Springs, Hidden Valley Resort, and Laurel Mountain Ski Area. All are located about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Notably, X Games gold medalist Tim Wallisch calls Seven Springs home. Vail plans to include all three resorts under its Epic Pass program for 2022-2023. According to the company, the ownership transition will not affect current pass-holders or hotel guests.

During their tenure, the most recent ownership group developed the resorts significantly. Since 2006, winter personnel at Seven Springs nearly doubled, from approximately 900 to more than 1,700. The owners also renovated hotel and event spaces and added a new luxury spa and sports facility.

“Our team of professionals helped change the way our resorts are viewed by guests throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and within the industry,” said Robert Nutting, president and CEO of Seven Springs Mountain Resort Inc.

“It has been an honor to be a part of their incredible growth for more than a decade as we leave each resort a much stronger community asset than we found it.”

Kirsten Lynch, CEO of Vail Resorts, said the acquisition works toward the company’s strategy to increase its presence near cities.

“These great ski areas in Pennsylvania are a perfect complement to our existing resorts,” Lynch said.

She added that Seven Springs is a “compelling offering to our current and future guests in Pittsburgh as well as those in other critical markets such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Cleveland.”

Seven Springs and its sister resorts opened for the season on Dec. 4.

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Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.