Tussey Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Boalsburg, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Tussey Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Tussey Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Tussey Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Tussey Mountain Terrain Overview
Tussey Mountain has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Tussey Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Tussey Mountain's slopes see on average 48 inches (1.2 meters) of snowfall a year.
Tussey Mountain Elevation
Tussey Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,810 feet, or 552 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,310 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Tussey Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Tussey Mountain Difficulty Level
34out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Tussey Mountain has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Tussey Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Tussey Mountain good for beginners?
Tussey Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Tussey Mountain Location
Tussey Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Boalsburg, PA.
Boalsburg, PA 16927 USA
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Getting to Tussey Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Tussey Mountain), its coordinates of 39.80000, -78.55000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Boalsburg, PA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Tussey Mountain.
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||83 mi|
|Pittsburgh International Airport||PIT||Pittsburgh, PA||101 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||104 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Tussey Mountain.
|Altoona Blair County Airport||AOO||Altoona, PA||36 mi|
|John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport||JST||Johnstown, PA||39 mi|
|Arnold Palmer Regional Airport||LBE||Latrobe, PA||56 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Tussey Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Tussey Mountain.
|Blue Knob||Claysburg, PA||3,172 ft||52%||33 mi|
|Laurel Mountain||Boswell, PA||2,766 ft||26%||41 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Somerset, PA||2,875 ft||34%||42 mi|
|Seven Springs||Champion, PA||2,994 ft||34%||42 mi|
|Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin||Farmington, PA||2,030 ft||31%||53 mi|
|Eagle Rock||Fayetteville, PA||1,810 ft||28%||54 mi|
|Blue Mountain||Newburg, PA||1,600 ft||46%||57 mi|
|Liberty Mountain||Fairfield, PA||1,190 ft||36%||62 mi|
|Canaan Valley||Davis, WV||4,280 ft||48%||64 mi|
|Timberline Four Seasons||Davis, WV||4,268 ft||37%||69 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||26%||73 mi|
|Boyce Park||Pittsburgh, PA||1,232 ft||8%||78 mi|
|Massanutten||Massanutten, VA||2,925 ft||45%||96 mi|
Tussey Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,810 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,310 ft|
|Vertical Drop||500 ft|
(30% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||48 inches|