Blue Knob Ski Resort

Claysburg, Pennsylvania

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"Ski Good or Eat Woods—Blue Knob, PA” is the resort’s official unofficial slogan. The Knob is not your typical Mid-Atlantic plateau. It is the Mad River Glen of the south—a classic skier’s mountain with terrain that’s diverse, lengthy, and downright gnarly on the black diamonds. If you consider yourself an advanced skier or boarder and think there’s nothing good to ride in the Mid-Atlantic, you’re in for a sweet awakening when you hit Blue Knob on a powder day. It was here that the first home-grown trails were cut and skied among the trees. Years later, a plane flying over the mountain on a clear May afternoon revealed to its passengers thick snow still holding strong. The same group on this plane opened the mountain for business in 1963. Today the top quarter of the mountain’s land is state-park owned, while the remainder of the ski area is privately leased. The Knob is Pennsylvania’s highest skiable mountain, just 41 feet shy of the state’s tallest point on Mt. Davis in southwestern Somerset County. 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.
Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

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Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

by John Phillips (Falcon Guides)

"Ski Good or Eat Woods—Blue Knob, PA” is the resort’s official unofficial slogan. The Knob is not your typical Mid-Atlantic plateau. It is the Mad River Glen of the south—a classic skier’s mountain with terrain that’s diverse, lengthy, and downright gnarly on the black diamonds. If you consider yourself an advanced skier or boarder and think there’s nothing good to ride in the Mid-Atlantic, you’re in for a sweet awakening when you hit Blue Knob on a powder day.

It was here that the first home-grown trails were cut and skied among the trees. Years later, a plane flying over the mountain on a clear May afternoon revealed to its passengers thick snow still holding strong. The same group on this plane opened the mountain for business in 1963. Today the top quarter of the mountain’s land is state-park owned, while the remainder of the ski area is privately leased. The Knob is Pennsylvania’s highest skiable mountain, just 41 feet shy of the state’s tallest point on Mt. Davis in southwestern Somerset County. 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.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Claysburg
Vertical Drop: 1072
Season: December to late March
Trailhead Elevation: 2,100 feet
Top Elevation: 3,172 feet
Additional Use: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Knob Ski Resort

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