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Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Claysburg, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:1,072 feet
Base elevation:2,100 feet
Peak elevation:3,172 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:9,200 feet
Trails:34

With a 1,072 foot vertical drop, an average annual snowfall of over 100 inches, and the most challenging terrain in the region, Blue Knob attracts plenty of skiers and snowboarders each winter. The Pennsylvania resort boasts the highest summit elevation of any ski resort in Pennsylvania - 3,172 feet. At this high elevation, precipitation during the winter is usually in the form of snow, and the snow sticks to the slopes well into spring. The high elevation and north-facing slopes also bring some chilly (and windy) temperatures - on a very cold day, Blue Knob is, well, very cold. Like West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Blue Knob is an “inverted” resort - the lodge and parking are found at the top of the mountain, so the first run down the mountain does not require a lift ride, and there’s always a temptation to take “one last run” at the end of the day.

Experts will find plenty of challenges at Blue Knob, from steep, narrow chutes to advanced glade and bowl trails - terrain uncommon for the Mid-Atlantic. Beginners will find easier trails at the top of the mountain; lower trails are for experts only. The bulk of Blue Knob’s terrain is most suited for advanced intermediates and advanced skiers.

Blue Knob has a Snowboard Park for the snowboarders, and also has a snow tubing park.

Most of the trails at Blue Knob are covered by snowmaking, but others rely on natural snowfall. 40% of trails are lit for night skiing, but as with most resorts in the region, trails can become icy after dark. Blue Knob hasn’t seen a lot of capital improvements in recent years, making it a somewhat rustic resort. That is part of its appeal for some, but others wouldn’t mind seeing some modernization.

Lodging options at Blue Knob include condominiums. Nearby Altoona and Bedford have other lodging options, such as hotels and bed and breakfasts. Food is available at the lodge and a restaurant/bar located near the condominiums. Blue Knob also offers a 9-hole golf course and hosts weddings.

Photo provided by Blue Knob All Seasons Resort.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,072 feet
Base Altitude: 2,100 feet
Peak Altitude: 3,172 feet
Trails: 34 Trails:
  • 6 beginner
  • 14 intermediate
  • 14 expert
Skiable Acres: 100
Longest Run: 9,200 feet
Lifts: 7 (2 triples, 2 doubles, 3 surface)
Night Skiing: Yes, on 40% of terrain
Terrain Park: Yes
Tubing Park: Yes
Address: 1424 Overland Pass
Claysburg, PA 16625
Phone: (800) 458-3403 or (814) 239-5111
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
Web Site: http://www.blueknob.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Blue Knob

4:53 am on April 21 / Altoona - Blair County Airport
Overcast
34° F
Overcast
Humidity:73% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:3 mph wind_SW Sunrise:6:28 a.m.
Barometer:30.06 in Sunset:7:59 p.m.
Dewpoint:26 °F
Marginal snowmaking conditions right now. Snowmaking
Overnight
cloudy
Low: 29°
Areas of Frost
Areas of frost. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
cloudy
High: 43°
Areas of Frost then Decreasing Clouds
Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Light west wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
clear
Low: 31°
Mostly Clear then Areas of Frost
Areas of frost after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Monday
cloudy
High: 50°
Areas of Frost then Sunny
Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.


News about Blue Knob

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More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
Jim Kenney’s Top 20 Ski Areas
Article thumbnail November 27, 2021 - There are many lists of “top ski areas,”, but there is only one “Jim Kenney’s top ski areas” list. Reflecting on 50+ years of skiing, Jim picks his favorite ski areas that resonated personally with him.
Indy Pass Expands
Article thumbnail August 17, 2021 - Offering two days of skiing each at partner resorts, the Indy Pass continues to grow, expanding to 76 resorts across North America and Japan.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.
Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer an Alternative
Article thumbnail September 12, 2020 - The Epic and Ikon mega season passes may get a lot of attention, but they’re not the only passes in town. Two other passes worthy of consideration include the Mountain Collective and Indy Passes.

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