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Tussey Mountain
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:500 feet
Base elevation:1,319 feet
Peak elevation:1,819 feet
Skiable acres:38
Longest run:0.75 miles

Located just a few miles from Penn State University, Tussey Mountain is a small ski area tucked away into central PA. And we do mean central PA: it’s right in the middle of the state.

Tussey Mountain doesn’t offer a huge number of trails (seven), or a huge vertical (500 feet), but it does offer inexpensive lift ticket prices. Cheap lift tickets are especially palatable to college kids, so it’s no surprise that Tussey Mountain’s main clientele is students from Penn State. Midweek discounts sweeten the deal. But the resort is also popular with adults and families.

Tussey has a terrain park and also offers 1,000-foot long tubing runs.

In the summer, Tussey Mountain offers a range of activities including Go-Karts, mini golf, a driving range, catch and release fishing, and more. Tussey Mountain often hosts summer festivals in its Amphitheater.

Visit this page for more information on COVID-19 protocols in place at the ski area.

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Key Statistics

Resort Name: Tussey Mountain
Vertical Drop: 500 feet
Base Altitude: 1,319 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,819 feet
Trails: 7 Trails:
  • 30% beginner
  • 45% intermediate
  • 25% expert
Skiable Acres: 38
Longest Run: 0.75 miles
Lifts: 4 (1 quad; 1 double; 1 tow, 1 T-bar)
Night Skiing: Tussey offers night skiing.
Terrain Park: Tussey's terrain park has boxes, rails, a pipe, and assorted jumps.
Tubing Park: Tussey features a 1,000-foot long snow tubing area.
Address: 301 Bear Meadows Road; Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: 814-466-6266
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Tussey Mountain as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Tussey Mountain directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

Trail Map

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Getting to Tussey Mountain

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Weather near Tussey Mountain

5:53 pm on July 23 / State College - University Park Airport
Partly Cloudy
79° F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity:48% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:7 mph wind_W Sunrise:5:58 a.m.
Barometer:30.14 in Sunset:8:36 p.m.
Dewpoint:57 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 59°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind.
High: 83°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Low: 66°
Scattered Showers
Scattered showers, mainly between 8pm and 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
High: 85°
Isolated Showers then Showers Likely
Isolated showers before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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

Snow conditions at Tussey Mountain

Resort is open for summer operations

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

News about Tussey Mountain

Opening Day Lift Malfunction at Tussey Mountain
Article thumbnail December 16, 2017 - On December 16, 2017, skiers and riders underwent a chairlift evacuation at Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain after several chairs slid from the haul rope and crashed into each other.
The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania
Article thumbnail November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.
What’s New for 2008: Tussey Mountain
November 15, 2008 - Tussey Mountain’s Avalanche Tubing Park is being upsized this winter, with the addition of new lifts and lanes. The Pennsylvania ski area is also installing more efficient snowguns on the mountain.
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 17, 2008 - Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
Results of the 2008 DCSki Annual Survey: Top Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic
February 22, 2008 - During January, DCSki asked its readers to complete a survey, ranking Mid-Atlantic ski areas in a number of categories. Over 100 readers filled out this detailed survey, providing a measurement of what local resorts are doing well, and what they could be doing better. We also asked readers to cast a critical eye on DCSki itself. The results are in, so kick back, relax, and see if you agree with readers’ picks for best resort in various categories.
Complete Breakdown of Opening Dates
December 6, 2007 - If you live in the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll have your pick of several dozen resorts to ski or snowboard at this weekend. DCSki provides a complete breakdown of opening-day plans for resorts from North Carolina up through northern Pennsylvania. Cold temperatures and natural snow have produced remarkable early-season conditions.
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 20, 2007 - The season isn’t over - far from it. Thanks to a dumping of natural snow this past weekend, many mid-Atlantic ski areas are in prime form as the end of March nears. A few resorts have thrown in the towel, but the majority of mid-Atlantic resorts will remain open through this weekend, with some aiming to stay open until April 1 or later. DCSki provides a complete roundup as of March 20, 2007.
Resorts Gear Up for Season: A Complete Roundup
December 7, 2006 - Low temperatures in early December have allowed mid-Atlantic ski resorts to fire up the guns and prepare for their season openings. This detailed story provides opening plans for over 30 resorts in the mid-Atlantic region.
DCSki Adds Coverage of Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain
October 14, 2006 - DCSki has expanded its coverage to include Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain ski area, bringing DCSki’s total coverage to 30 mid-Atlantic ski areas. Located in central PA, Tussey Mountain is a small area that attracts many visitors from nearby Penn State University. DCSki now offers a detailed Resort Profile and will track news, events, and bargains for Tussey Mountain.

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