If you are looking for Nicer Human Resource Managers, then you might lean towards HV. However, if you are looking for 25% more top-to-bottom, 450% more skiable terrain, more park features (does HV even have park?), and an all-around better resort.....go to 7Springs. I never rode HV (though I stayed there one summer weekend), but I learned how to board at 7Springs and Blue Knob (near Altoona). Seven Springs is a solid Western PA resort and has been getting killed with snow over the past few weeks. (Truthfully, so has HV).
7Springs is the solid winner, but if you want to throw some love to the local joint, hit HV for a day and check it out. I would assume their lift lines will be smaller than 7Springs
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