Seven Springs Mountain Resorts being sold to major resort group

CHAMPION, Pa. — A fan favorite resort in Somerset County will have some new management soon.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Inc. announced that it will sell Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort and Laurel Mountain Ski Area to Vail Resorts, Inc.

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The sale, which is expected to close this winter season, will mark the conclusion of the successful ownership of the Nutting family.

“The resorts truly are a part of the fabric of this region and a critical community asset. I am extremely proud of our stewardship of Seven Springs and its sister resorts, and even more so of all the people we have worked side-by-side with to transform them into what they are today,” said Robert Nutting, President and CEO of Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Inc. “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. 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.”

While Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Inc. has agreed to sell the assets related to the mountain operations of the resorts, including base area lodging, conference center and amenities, the company will remain committed to the Laurel Highlands by retaining several neighboring operations.

The company will continue to own and operate the Sporting Clays at Seven Springs, Seven Springs Golf Course and Hidden Valley Golf Club, Highlands Market, Highlands Resort Realty, and retain certain real estate for potential future development.

“We are forever grateful for the record number of passholders, passionate homeowners and all of our guests who have made so many memories with us on the mountain,” said Nutting. “We look forward to remaining actively committed to and engaged in the greater Laurel Highlands community.”