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Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Claysburg, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:1,072 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:9,200 feet

With a 1,072 foot vertical drop, an average annual snowfall of over 100 inches, and the most challenging terrain in the region, Blue Knob attracts plenty of skiers and snowboarders each winter. The Pennsylvania resort boasts the highest summit elevation of any ski resort in Pennsylvania - 3,172 feet. At this high elevation, precipitation during the winter is usually in the form of snow, and the snow sticks to the slopes well into spring. The high elevation and north-facing slopes also bring some chilly (and windy) temperatures - on a very cold day, Blue Knob is, well, very cold. Like West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Blue Knob is an “inverted” resort - the lodge and parking are found at the top of the mountain, so the first run down the mountain does not require a lift ride, and there’s always a temptation to take “one last run” at the end of the day.

Experts will find plenty of challenges at Blue Knob, from steep, narrow chutes to advanced glade and bowl trails - terrain uncommon for the Mid-Atlantic. Beginners will find easier trails at the top of the mountain; lower trails are for experts only. The bulk of Blue Knob’s terrain is most suited for advanced intermediates and advanced skiers.

Blue Knob has a Snowboard Park for the snowboarders, and also has a snow tubing park.

Most of the trails at Blue Knob are covered by snowmaking, but others rely on natural snowfall. 40% of trails are lit for night skiing, but as with most resorts in the region, trails can become icy after dark.

The natural snow cover can result in great conditions for cross country skiers, who will find plenty of trails. Sleigh rides are also offered in the winter.

Lodging options at Blue Knob include condominiums. Nearby Altoona and Bedford have other lodging options, such as hotels and bed and breakfasts. Food is available at the lodge and a restaurant/bar located near the condominiums.

(Photos courtesy of Blue Knob Resort.)

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,072 feet
Trails: 34 Trails:

  • 6
  • 14 intermediate
  • 14 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 100
    Longest Run: 9,200 feet
    Lifts: 7 (2 triples, 2 doubles, 3 surface)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 40% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Yes
    Tubing Park: Yes
    Address: 1424 Overland Pass
    Claysburg, PA 16625
    Phone: (800) 458-3403 or (814) 239-5111
    Latitude: 40.293537
    Longitude: -78.561773
    Links: http://www.blueknob.com/
    7:53 pm on September 29 / Altoona - Blair County Airport
    53° F
    Light Rain Fog/Mist
    Wind Speed:3 mph
    Barometer:29.85 in
    Dewpoint:50 °F
    Visibility:5.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:08 a.m.
    Sunset:7:00 p.m.
    Much too warm for snowmaking right now. 

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