"There’s a little-known ski area in Boalsburg that’s been serving local families and students for the last 20 years. Tussey Mountain, just a handful of miles from Penn State’s campus, offers eight short runs on its 500 vertical feet. It’s a great place to learn skiing and snowboarding, with personalized, friendly instruction and wide-open slopes. The area also boasts a terrain park, halfpipe, and a snowtubing area. Plus, rates are downright cheap across the board, including tickets, rentals, and lessons.
There’s just one main lift—a slow, antiquated quad—but lines are scarce. A comfy, spacious lodge holds everything you’ll need, with good food and a festive lounge. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more."