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The Perfect Winter Ski Weekend in Erie, PA

Friday Jan 27th, 2023

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend a ski weekend in the Erie region, you and our slopes are covered! Make the most out of winter surrounded by beautiful snow coated landscapes and the fresh, crisp air.  It’s definitely an invigorating way to shake off those cabin fever blues. Here are some top suggestions on how you can enjoy the perfect ski weekend in Erie, PA. 

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Day One

Spend the afternoon swooshing down snow covered hills at Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, a family skiing and tubing park in nearby Edinboro, PA. Mount Pleasant offers an assortment of natural and manmade trails meticulously maintained for the best possible skiing, tubing, and snowboarding experiences. Take an exhilarating ride down the eight-lane tubing hill or speed down the challenging Chestnut trail. Mount Pleasant’s amenities include chair lifts, a tubing tow, an expansive equipment rental shop, a new 120-foot covered conveyor lift, and an expertly trained staff, all ready to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time. Information on current trail conditions can be found here.

Take a break from the slopes and kick your tastebuds into high gear with a meal filled with bold flavors and cutting edge creations at Bro Mans Sammiches, Birria & Burgers. The ever-evolving menu of sammiches, smash burgers, and birria options will revolutionize the way you eat and appreciate food. A must-try item is the mouth-watering Sooner burger, an Angus Reserve brisket-short rib grind double quarter pound, hand smashed burger loaded with thinly sliced onion, cheddar and muenster cheeses, and red pepper aioli, all crammed in between a buttery, brioche bun.

There’s room for everyone to get a good night’s sleep in a spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom fireplace suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. With enough space to comfortably accommodate six people, plus a fully equipped kitchen, and a warm, inviting living room fireplace, the Homewood Suites provides cozy ski lodge vibes in a stylish setting. Round out your stay by visiting the Millcreek Mall Complex, just steps away from your hotel, and featuring more than 160 stores. Refuel the next morning with the hotel’s complimentary, hot breakfast buffet.

Image from Mount Pleasant of Edinboro's Instagram.

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Day Two

You can easily lose yourself in an entire day exploring the multitude of slopes, trails, and terrain parks at Peek’n Peak Ski Resort. Conveniently located across the Pennsylvania/New York border in the foothills of Clymer, NY, Peek’n Peak is a haven for outdoor winter ski enthusiasts. The Peak features so many ways to appreciate winter including Alpine and Nordic skiing, three progressive terrain parks and seven tubing lanes. After the sun goes down, the tubing lanes transform into Lunar Lights, a mesmerizing display with thousands of LED lights that pulse and flash, creating an epic all-ages tubing experience. Peek’n Peak also has a Magic Carpet tubing lift, equipment rental and repair shop, lessons with trained, professional instructors, and snacks including hot cocoa to warm you up between runs. Information on current trail conditions can be found here

After all that fun playing in the snow, it’s time to get down and get messy with a Cajun-inspired seafood feast at Storming Crab. Bib up and dive into heaping plates of crab legs, claws, corn, potatoes, shrimp, oysters, and anything else you can get your hands on. You’ll need more than one napkin to survive this Louisiana flavor explosion!

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