Tussey Mountain

« All Ski Resorts

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!

Season Passes

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.

Lodging Options

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Tussey Mountain's slopes see on average 48 inches (15 m) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
50(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
48"(1,463 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,810'(552 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,310'(399 m)

Tussey Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
32.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Tussey Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Green Circle
30%(15 acres)

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.

Blue Square
45%(23 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(13 acres)

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
View on Google Maps


GPS Coordinates:
39.80000, -78.55000

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 AirportIADWashington, DC83 mi
Pittsburgh International AirportPITPittsburgh, PA101 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC104 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 AirportAOOAltoona, PA36 mi
John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County AirportJSTJohnstown, PA39 mi
Arnold Palmer Regional AirportLBELatrobe, PA56 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Blue KnobClaysburg, PA3,172 ft50%33 mi
Laurel MountainBoswell, PA2,766 ft25%41 mi
Hidden ValleySomerset, PA2,875 ft32%42 mi
Seven SpringsChampion, PA2,994 ft32%42 mi
Mystic Mountain at NemacolinFarmington, PA2,030 ft29%53 mi
Eagle RockFayetteville, PA1,810 ft27%54 mi
Blue MountainNewburg, PA1,600 ft44%57 mi
Liberty MountainFairfield, PA1,190 ft35%62 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%64 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%69 mi
Bryce ResortMount Jackson, VA1,750 ft25%73 mi
Boyce ParkPittsburgh, PA1,232 ft7%78 mi
MassanuttenMassanutten, VA2,925 ft43%96 mi

Tussey Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,810 ft
Base Elevation1,310 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(30% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres50
Avg. Annual Snowfall48 inches
Tussey Mountain Stats
Author Image
Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.