Visitor reviews for Seven Springs Mt Ski Resort
December 14, 2009
Pablo from United States
7Springs (Seven Springs Mt) is limited by its vertical and its climate. They make a fair amount of snow - but can lose it to rain. Once they do get the north side open, it can be quite nice. But they have a nasty habit of closing the north side as early as possible - and using BS to do it. Somebody needs to explain to the Johnny Cash fanatic who usually runs the Gunnar Express lift that once daylight savings time kicks in, it no longer gets dark at 4:30pm. So saying "dark soon" with 2 hours of daylight left is obviously false and only breeds a strong disrespect for staff on top of the resentment caused by closing the best terrain first.
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Seven Springs Mt Ratings
Overall: 4.7. Based on 1 vote and 7 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Seven Springs Mt.
Public Transport: 3.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Seven Springs Mt, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Seven Springs Mt, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 5.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Seven Springs Mt.
Ski in/Ski out: 5.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Seven Springs Mt, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Seven Springs Mt is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Seven Springs Mt relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 5.0
(1) There are no snow groomers at Seven Springs Mt, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Seven Springs Mt are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Seven Springs Mt is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 5.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Seven Springs Mt, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 5.0
(1) Seven Springs Mt usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 5.0
(1) The staff at Seven Springs Mt are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Seven Springs Mt are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 5.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 5.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 5.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Seven Springs Mt has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Seven Springs Mt, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 5.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Seven Springs Mt, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Seven Springs Mt, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Seven Springs Mt has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 5.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 5.0
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 5.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 5.0
(1) Overall, Seven Springs Mt is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 5.0
(1) Overall, Seven Springs Mt is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
February 11, 2009
docreight from United States
Seven Springs Mt is the place I love to hate. It's expensive, usually crowded, poorly managed, and most trails are open despite huge bare spots and giant gleaming sheets of ice hiding around the corners, not to mention the marble sized limestone gravel that seems to surface everywhere on the mountain. However, Seven Springs Mt has great potential but terrible management. I hope this place doesn't run itself into the ground. On a nice day after good snow there's a lot of fun to be had at Seven Springs Mt just don't be fooled by the local snow report.
November 24, 2008
brian from United States
For the skiers of western Pennsylvania, Seven Springs is is a great asset. It's only an hour out of Pittsburgh but skiers regularly come from Washington, DC and as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio.
Although Seven Springs does not have great vertical, you can have a great time there regardless of your skiing ability. They recently added another high speed six person lift which makes it possible to actually be on the slopes more than the lift.
Seven Springs has an incredible snow making system. As a matter of fact, the techniques developed there are now the world standard (or so I heard).
The resort has a couple of bars and restaurants .Last winter I had an incredible meal at "Helen's" a restaurant situated off the main lodge like a chalet on the side of the slopes. I had lobster bisque and medallions of pheasant that were both memorable. The vegetables and salad were done with great attention to detail. I also had a great bottle of wine.
January 28, 2006
Jason from United States
I got a chance to visit 7 Springs recently and must say it had changed a lot! I would definetly suggest it to park riders now as their park is completely different. Check it out. Peace
November 28, 2005
Cindy from United States
I have been to Seven Springs and enjoyed excellent conditions. In Pennsylvania, you have to ski what they got or not ski at all. Our weather is moderate and conditions vary widely depending on the weather.
November 19, 2005
Jason from United States
In my opinion this is not the best ski resort in the east coast. The snowboard parks included a half pipe so icy and poorly made that any attempts to hit it resulted in flying out of the pipe. The one tabletop larger than ten feet required bombing the whole hill getting to it, and then getting maybe give feet of vertical over the next 15 feet. (It was impossible to spin anything off this). Also any vertical trick attempts (as if you even could haha)result in a clipped lift ticket. Overall this was an icy and underfriendly place, If you get a chance I would suggest Snowshoe in WV, much better in all respects.
October 21, 2003
Shane from United States
BEST SKI RESORT ON THE EAST COAST! This place is the best. I love it. I'm a snowboarder and they have anything and just about everything to offer to snowboarders as well as skiers. They have 2 snowboard parks with sweet half pipes, jumps, rails, and this box with plexy glass on it last year. I highly recommend going there. They've got the fastest chair lift I've EVER been on. It's called the polar bear express. 2 thumbs UP!