Seven Springs in Champion, Penn., on Monday. (photo: Seven Springs Resort)

Spring Snowstorm Reopens Skiing at Seven Springs

Champion, PA - The early arrival of spring’s warm weather may have curtailed late season skiing across the Northeast, but an April storm has prompted one Pennsylvania ski resort to reopen its slopes.

Seven Springs in Champion, Penn., on Monday. (photo: Seven Springs Resort)

Seven Springs in Champion, Penn., on Monday. (photo: Seven Springs Resort)

With 10 inches of new snow already on the ground and three more inches in the forecast before it’s all over, staffers at Seven Springs in the Laurel Highlands groomed the new snow and decided to reopen on Tuesday morning with one lift — Cortina, and one trail — the intermediate Wagner slope — for skiing and riding from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The reopening will probably last for only one day as the new snow is expected to melt quickly.

Those who have already purchased a 2012-13 season pass, or those with a 2011-12 season pass will find it valid for skiing operations tomorrow. Lift tickets will cost $24 for everyone else. Those who want a season pass for next winter will find it discounted to $429 on Tuesday only.

“While we were not expecting the amount of snowfall that we received, our team did an outstanding job to allow us to be the only resort to re-open on the East Coast,” Seven Springs CEO Eric Mauck said in a statement issued this afternoon.

Tuesday’s operations will mark the latest date that Seven Springs has ever been open for skiing. The resort has been closed since March 18 after receiving only 64 inches of snowfall this winter, not including Monday’s storm total.

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