Hidden Valley Resort closes for lack of snow

HIDDEN VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — One of southwestern Pennsylvania’s two major ski resorts has closed due to lack of snow.

Hidden Valley Resort closed Sunday and will remain so until temperatures drop enough for the resort to make snow.

A few slopes remained open at nearby Seven Springs Mountain Resort, which is owned by the same group.

According to its website, Hidden Valley has had only three inches of natural snow. A cold snap about a week before Christmas enabled crews to make snow, but the slopes were open for only five days before unseasonably warm temperatures and rain melted the snow.

Hidden Valley is located about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.