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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.

Photo provided by Tussey Mountain.

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 Instagram link
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Tussey Mountain

2:35 am on July 14 / State College - University Park Airport
Humidity:100% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:0 mph Sunrise:5:51 a.m.
Barometer:30.12 in Sunset:8:42 p.m.
Dewpoint:69 °F
Definitely too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 67°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.
High: 88°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Low: 69°
Partly Cloudy then Slight Chance of T-storms
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
High: 90°
Slight Chance of T-storms then T-storms Likely
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West 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.

News about Tussey Mountain

More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
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.

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