Pennsylvania's Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. (

Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. (

It’s been 11 years since the mountain once considered the ski capital of Pennsylvania was open to skiers. But this winter, it will come alive again.

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania will reopen this year for the first time since the 2004-05 ski season, according to an article on

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has given the resort $6.5 million to make upgrades. Those upgrades include a modern ski lift, significant improvements to the trails, snow-making equipment and nearly double the snow-making capacity from a new pond with a 27 million-gallon capacity.

Read about Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain Ski Resort reopening this winter.