The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 15, 2013

Deeds: Seven Springs pays $7.5M for Hidden Valley

Associated Press

CHAMPION — Property records show Seven Springs Mountain Resort has paid about $7.5 million to buy Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

Seven Springs purchased Hidden Valley Resort in five separate parcel transactions that were recorded Oct. 1 and 2 in Somerset County, according to the Daily American.

Seven Springs chairman Bob Nutting is an avid skier and principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ogden Newspapers Inc. Nutting announced his intention to buy Hidden Valley in September.

Although it takes about 13 miles to travel between the resorts by car, the properties are less than five miles apart in the Laurel Mountains.

Hidden Valley has 29 ski slopes and trails and an 18-hole golf course on about 1,200 acres. It had been owned by The Buncher Co.