Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort in the Laurel Mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania is laying on a Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, Nov. 25, in the Clock Tower Restaurant.

The menu features servings from a carving station, with roast turkey, baked ham, cranberry sauce, salad bar, and side dishes including several varieties of potatoes, and stuffings. Seasonal desserts finish off the meal.

Hidden Valley also has a kids' menu featuring chicken tenders, french fries, macaroni and cheese, and corndog bites.

Adult meals cost $19.95. Kids' meals cost $7.95.

Thanksgiving is one milestone in Hidden Valley's season. Opening day is another.

Hidden Valley, like all resorts, tries to entice newcomers to the sport, and to help ease the way has created an area dedicated to teaching beginners how to ski and snowboard.

Resort crews demolished the former maintenance building over the summer to prepare for construction of the teaching area, next to the Ski Lodge.

The area has an 8 percent grade and a new conveyor lift, which ski instructors at Hidden Valley's Wintersports U believe are a perfect combination for teaching beginners.

Hidden Valley is a four-season resort with 470 vertical feet. It has 28 runs covering 140 skiable acres serviced by one quad, two triples, three doubles and two surface lifts. Snowboarders are welcome on all runs and in the terrain park. Thirty kilometers of cross country trails are available.

More information. Or call 814-443-8000 ext. 346.