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Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Claysburg, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:1,072 feet
Base elevation:2,100 feet
Peak elevation:3,172 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. Blue Knob hasn’t seen a lot of capital improvements in recent years, making it a somewhat rustic resort. That is part of its appeal for some, but others wouldn’t mind seeing some modernization.

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. Blue Knob also offers a 9-hole golf course and hosts weddings.

Photo provided by Blue Knob All Seasons Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,072 feet
Base Altitude: 2,100 feet
Peak Altitude: 3,172 feet
Trails: 34 Trails:
  • 6 beginner
  • 14 intermediate
  • 14 expert
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
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Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Blue Knob

3:53 pm on October 20 / Altoona - Blair County Airport
71° F
Humidity:35% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:8 mph wind_W Sunrise:7:29 a.m.
Barometer:30.10 in Sunset:6:29 p.m.
Dewpoint:42 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 48°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
High: 64°
Mostly Sunny then Showers Likely
Showers likely after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Low: 46°
Showers Likely
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
High: 51°
Partly Sunny then Slight Chance of Showers
A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. West wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Blue Knob

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Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Blue Knob for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

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