Everything you need to know about Boyce Park ski area

The Boyce Park Ski Area is conveniently located and super affordable (lift tickets are $20 weekend, $15/weekdays).

by Daymon Long
January 17, 2022

Everything you need to know about skiing at Boyce Park

Boyce Park is one of nine county parks in Allegheny County and is located East of the city (near Monroeville). During the winter months (December – March, depending on weather) Boyce Park operates a small ski area with one chair lift and a “magic carpet.” There is also a separate snow tube area.

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Boyce Park Ski Area

The most affordable way to try skiing near Pittsburgh

Learning to ski can be an expensive proposition. Lift tickets at Hidden Valley and Seven Springs start at $76/weekend and $46/weekdays. Then plan to spend another $40+ to rent skis or a snowboard.

If you want to try skiing or just don’t have time to ski all day, Boyce Park offers an affordable option.

Lift Ticket & Rentals @ Boyce Park

Note, that Boyce Park has changed the pricing and now separates the cost of the lift ticket from the cost of the rentals. (In 2021 the cost of ski/snowboard rentals was included in the price of the lift ticket.)

Pro tip: Lift tickets for children under 5 years of age are free.

Lift tickets can be purchased online in advance. Note that some days/sessions do sell out. [Note the county has had issues with mobile ordering and suggests using a desktop computer to purchase tickets.]

Lift TicketsSki/Board RentalsTotal
Allegheny County Residents
Weekdays$15$20$35
Weekends$20$20$40
Non-residents
Weekdays$19$25$44
Weekends$25$25$50

Boyce Park Snow Conditions

You can check out the slopes and the ski conditions on the Boyce Park website here. There is a live video of the ski area on the website. Call 724-733-4665 for a recording of the snow conditions.

Boyce Park Ski Area 2022 Updates

The ski area is open for the 2021-2022 season with some modifications.

  • The lodge is open for concessions, indoor restrooms, and equipment rental.
  • Lift tickets must be purchased in advance. Each session is limited to 250 skiers. Lift tickets can be purchased through Allegheny County’s Active.com page.
  • No season passes are available.

Know before you go: Boyce Park Ski Area

The Allegheny County website is a little bit confusing. Some helpful links:

Winter 2022 Hours for Boyce Park Ski Area

  • Monday – Friday 3:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and 3:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm and 2:30 – 6:30 pm

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