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Plan a winter weekend getaway in Happy Valley with the Nittany Budget Motel (website). From now until Feb. 26, when you call to reserve your stay, mention the "Winter Weekend Escape" promotion and you can receive a discount based on how long you stay.

• Earn a 10% discount for a one-night stay. Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.

• Earn a 15% discount for a two-night stay. Friday and Saturday night or a Saturday and Sunday stay.

• Earn a 20% discount for a three-night stay, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

When staying at the Nittany Budget Motel, be sure to enjoy a meal at Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge. Gigi's incorporates many different aspects of American culture and cuisine into its restaurant. They feature a lunch, dinner and extensive late night menu.

Once you take care of the lodging, plan your activities!

Here are a several great ways to have fun this winter in Happy Valley.

Tussey Mountain

Located in Boalsburg, less than 10 minutes from State College, Tussey Mountain is the premier place for winter fun in Happy Valley. Snowboarders and skiers will love Tussey's mix of beginner, intermediate and expert trails.

Tussey has seven trails for skiers and snowboarders and they stay open until 10 p.m. most nights. On weekdays, the mountain opens at 12 p.m., but on weekends and holidays, it opens at 9 a.m.

For those that want to learn to ski or snowboard, Tussey offers public and private lessons. Learn more here.

If you don't ski or snowboard, don't worry. You can still have fun on the slopes. The mountain has a snow tubing park with lanes as long as 1000 feet and as many as 100 snow tubes.

Tussey is now open for the season and remains open until early or the middle of March depending on the conditions.

Ice Skating

Greenberg Ice Pavilion

Visit the Penn State Ice Rink for public skating sessions and affordable family fun. Adult tickets are $6 while youth 18 and under are $5.50. The Greenberg Ice Pavilion is located on Penn State's campus, near Pollock Halls. (Map)

Village Ice Rink

Located at Blue Spring Park in Boalsburg, ice skating is free at the Village Ice Rink. The availability of the rink is determined by the weather conditions, as it is natural ice. To find out conditions, contact the CRPR ice line at 814-234-7146 or click here. (Map)

Penn State Sports

The weather outside may be cold, but the Penn State winter sports scene is hot all winter long. Visit the Bryce Jordan Center for Penn State men's or women's basketball, Rec Hall for the two-time defending national champion wrestling team and the Greenberg Ice Pavilion for men's and women's Division I hockey. View all of the team schedules below.

Men’s basketball

Women’s basketball

Wrestling

Men’s hockey

Women’s hockey

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