This October, with the annoucement that Seven Springs had purchased nearby Hidden Valley Resort, skiers and riders knew they were in for an exciting season in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. To make accessing the two resorts more economical, the ski areas are offering the Highlands Pass and Highlands Ticket for access to 64 trails and 10 terrain parks (with more than 100 features) on 395 acres of terrain.

The Highlands Pass starts at $599 and offers unlimited skiing or riding at both resorts for the 2013/14 season. Current Seven Springs passholders can upgrade to The Highlands Pass for $50 and Hidden Valley regular passholders and midweek passholders can upgrade for $100 and $80, respectively. Purchase online from either resort.

The Highlands Ticket starts at $163 and offers unlimited skiing or snowboarding at both resorts Friday through Sunday. Highland Tickets will be available for purchase during weekends this winter.