Tussey Mountain is Our Very Own Winter Wonderland
The forecast for Winter 2017 is colder and snowier than last year, and that means one thing here in Happy Valley: Long Live Tussey Mountain.
Tussey has seven different trails for skiers of all experience levels. From the Little Bear beginner’s slope to the most difficult slopes on the mountain—the Upper Tuscaror and Upper Shamokin—skiing and snowboarding conditions are always impeccable. And if you’re not looking for just smooth, fast skiing, there are two Terrain Parks off of the Utah trail and the Shamokin trail that have boxes, rails, pipes and a number of assorted jumps. And with five lifts throughout the mountain, there is never that long of a wait to get back to the top of the slope.
It's also the best snow tubing around for everyone ages 4 and up... with a perk. Remember being a kid and all the excitement of sleigh riding, but dreading the walk back to the top of the hill? Here, you can zip down a hill with a beautiful view and then get pulled back up to the top by one of the handle-tow lifts. This offseason, Tussey Mountain did a number of upgrades to the snow tube park including a regrade of the hill and expanding the size of the park to add more lanes for tubers. Additionally, they installed an artificial surface for the lift line at the snow tube that will make the trip from the bottom to the top much more pleasant.
Just starting out? In January, Tussey will begin its youth ski and snowboard program. This two-hour program is offered either on Saturdays or Sundays and is intended to improve the skiing or snowboarding skills for kids aged 6-12. This is a non-competitive program for all levels and it is a great opportunity for either first timers or frequent skiers and riders to improve their skills and have fun making other friends on the slopes. The cost for the program is $155 for season pass holders and $245 for everyone else; rental equipment for the program costs an additional $70.
And it is not just children and students that have opportunities to learn and improve their skiing skills: Tussey Mountain also offers a one-of-a-kind Young at Heart Program on Tuesdays for skiers over 50 years of age. Participants in the Young at Heart Program receive 50% off their lift ticket and a specially discounted 1.5-hour lesson! Rental equipment is also available with this lesson for half off.
Gift certificates to Tussey Mountain can be purchased in any amount and never expire—and they can be used any time or during any season at the year-round destination. And from now until December 24, $200 of Tussey Money can be purchased for only $159! Get your holiday shopping done early by visiting Tussey Mountain!
If the outdoors and all of the awesome skiing and snowboarding available at Tussey Mountain still don’t get your attention, Edges Pub, located in the Lodge at Tussey Mountain, is one of Happy Valley's best kept secrets. At Edges Pub, you will find delicious food every night with live music and entertainment on weekends—but only during the winter season! Edges Pub is the perfect winter hangout and the only place you’ll want to have a post-skiing beer or maybe an Irish coffee to warm up.
Tussey Mountain slopes and lifts are open to skiers and snowboarders carrying either a season pass or daily ticket. In peak season, chair lifts operate noon until 10 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and holidays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Tussey Mountain is typically open for skiing, boarding and tubing from December through middle to late March.
For more information on all that Tussey Mountain has to offer, visit www.tusseymountain.com