King of Winter Sports
Tussey Mountain offers the Best in Snowtime Fun
Just a mere ten to fifteen minute drive from Penn State campus, Tussey Mountain is the king of winter sports and entertainment in Happy Valley.
Hope to ski or snowboard this winter? Head out to Tussey for seven beautiful slopes, which are almost always covered in fresh snow (snow machines cover 90% of ski-able terrain). The mountain boasts a 500-foot vertical drop as well as a decent break-up in difficulty of terrain (30% beginner, 45% intermediate, 25% advanced). The longest run is three-quarters of a mile with 38 acres of ski-able terrain and five lifts to get skiers and snowboarders to the top of the mountain.
There is also a terrain park which holds pipes, boxes, rails and other sorts of adventurous material for experienced riders to trick off of and get their practice in. Also, if you favor an all-day winter sport experience, the trails are open at night as well with lighting covering the trails for those that want to literally hit the mountain from dawn to after dusk.
Snow Sports School
Want to learn how to ski or snowboard? Have children that you want to share the love of winter sport with? Then sign up for the Tussey Mountain Snow Sports School. There are many options to teach your little ones how to ski or snowboard. The classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who watch out for the safety of everyone involved as well as teaching them basic techniques of snow sports. These classes are perfect for anyone who wants to get involved on the Tussey Mountain powder.
If the trails don’t necessarily entice you, but you still want to enjoy your time out at Tussey, a snow tubing event might be more of your style. With a snow tube lift to take you to the top of a snow tube run, there is nothing but pure fun involved. Riders will slide down a slick snow track to the bottom of the hill, which is 1000 feet of track! There is nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling of flying down a giant sled track, pre-made for speed and fun! There is also no age restriction on the snow tubing, however, it is recommended that a rider be over four years of age. Single riders only, no lap riding or group tubing.
After a long day of trail riding or snow tubing, visitors can often find themselves at Edges Pub having a cold one and listening to a band. Live entertainment is frequent here, as well as the great food and good drinks. A surefire way to conclude your day on top of the mountain, with beautiful views of the mountain and the rest of Happy Valley. This is a wonderful pub and restaurant to go to after a long day. Whatever you are looking for in terms of winter wonderland enjoyment can be found on Tussey Mountain. For more information and special discounts and deals that get updated as the season goes on, please visit tusseymountain.com. Tussey Mountain is located 301 Bear Meadow Rd., Boalsburg, just off of Route 322. Their hours when they open for the winter are from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.