In order to continue to offer resort guests some of the best grooming in the country, Hidden Valley is adding two Prinoth BR 350s to the fleet. Known for their reliability and power, these snowcats are capable of meeting the highest demands and ensuring that guests enjoy slopes groomed to pristine condition each day.
This season marks the second year of Hidden Valley’s revolutionary Fun-Based Learning method of introducing skiing and snowboarding to beginners. The overall goal of Fun-Based Learning is for the newcomer to have fun! Inside the learning area, newcomers are introduced to the sensation of skiing or snowboarding right away, as the focus is on “going,” rather than “stopping.” Fun-Based Learning has had a successful retention rate resulting in more guests developing a lifelong passion for winter sports.
Hidden Valley is making it easier than ever to get on the snow and learn to ski or snowboard. The new Triple Play Card includes three two-hour Fun-Based Learning lessons, three lift tickets and three equipment rentals with helmets for just $255. The Triple Play Card is the perfect way to learn a new sport with friends or family for one low price.
Brett Lesnick has joined the Hidden Valley team as the resort’s Snowsports School Director. Brett brings a wealth of recreation and winter sports experience having most recently served as the Director of the Kids Ski and Ride School at Wisp. A graduate of Frostburg State University with a degree in Recreation and Park Management, Brett is also a PSIA Level II Alpine Coach.
This summer, an extensive glade-clearing project took place at Hidden Valley. Throughout the resort, glade areas have been cleared allowing for pristine tree skiing this winter. Other aesthetic improvements were made, including the improvement of the off-loading area at the top of Avalanche chairlift at Hidden Valley.
The hub of the resort – the Hidden Valley Ski Lodge – has undergone further renovations as part of an ongoing annual project to remodel the facility. The lodge received a fresh coat of exterior paint this summer. The Alpine Room and Yukon were remodeled. The seating area in the Sunrise Sunset Café was redone to improve traffic flow. New carpeting can be found in various areas throughout the lodge, including the Sunrise Sunset Café, hallways and access areas.