We welcome you to Mount Aloysius College.  Nestled in the Laurel Highlands, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s southern Allegheny Mountains, Mount Aloysius offers outdoor activities for all seasons.  Our 193-acre campus nearly straddles the country’s eastern Continental Divide, positioned at a breezy 2,300 foot elevation.  The mountains, streams, forests and lakes have beckoned people to the freedom of the outdoors since pioneers first started making their way west.  Come join us!

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Outdoor Activities for All Seasons

At Mount Aloysius College relaxation can be found skiing downhill and cross-country biking, hiking, kayaking, birding, boating, fly-fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, spelunking, and just gazing up at the stars.  Just pick your spot. Blue Knob Ski Resort, Raystown Lake, Wilmore Dam, Prince Gallitzin State Park, Little Juniata River and a vast variety of federal state and local parks.  No matter the weather or season, there is always something to do near Mount Aloysius College.

Check out any of these options for local outdoor activities. There’s so much to explore!

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played like ball golf using a flying disk. One point is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The object is to acquire the lowest score.

  • Tee Throws: Tee Throws must be completed within the designated concrete tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.

  • Lie: The spot where the previous throw has landed, mark with a mini disc or turn over the thrown disc, directly towards the hole.

  • Throwing Order: After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the least amount of throws on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.

  • Fairway Throws: Fairway Throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the line. The other foot may be no closer to the hole than the lie. A run-up and a normal follow-through, after release, are allowed.

  • Putts: Throws within 10 meters of hole are considered putts. A putt must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the lie, and the other foot can be no closer to the hole. No follow-through beyond the lie is allowed, as the player must display balance until the disc comes to rest.

  • Completition of Hole: A disc that comes to rest in the Disc Pole Hole basket or chain constituted successful completion of that hole.

  • Un-playable Lie: Any disc that comes to rest above the ground is considered an un-playable lie, such as landing in a tree. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the un-playable lie. A disc that lands in the lake will be played from the point the disk entered the lake as an out of bounds thrown. Exception is on the tee shot on hole 8, if the shot lands in the lake the player may go to the designated drop zone for the next shot, plus a one stroke penalty for the out of bounds shot.

  • Out of Bounds: A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. Landing on or across parking lots, tennis courts, field hockey courts, o nor across any walking trail, and fence and pavilion are always out of bounds.

  • Penalties: Recreational players will not be penalized for rule infractions. Other players will keep you honest. Advanced players will be penalized on stroke for an out of bounds throw.

  • Course Courtesy: Please pick up trash and help new players play by the rules. You are the one that makes it work. By your example, Disc Golf will change your life and theirs too. Remember the most important rule: The one who had the most fun wins!

Tee off & fly freely. An official and expanded list of Disc Golf rules and regulations can be found by visiting www.pdga.com.

Students at a local ski resort posing

Join the Ski Club!

The Mount Aloysius College Ski Club is one of the “hottest” new clubs on campus!

Mounties have the opportunity to ski, snowboard or tube at a discount price at local ski resorts including Blue Knob Ski Resort.

Email getinvolved@mtaloy.edu for more information on how to get involved!

Clay Sports

As part of the College’s new outdoor exploration, a competitive clay sports team is being developed from the Mountie Clay Sports Club. The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) sponsors a clay sports league as a club activity for students across the country. The focus of the team will be trap shooting.

Scholarships Available for All Players!

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