Whitegrass Events

Fall Weekend Trail Help (2017-18 Season) - 9 am Plan on every November sat/sun with bridge building, glade clearing, ditch digging, downfalls, brushing, and overall tuning of the trails. We'll provide lunch and snacks. Starts at 9 am yet we leave radios and directions if you arrive later. Try to email us so as to plan better. Nice way to give back to the mountains.

November 26, 2017 Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop - Join us for an afternoon of fun learning how to make your own holiday wreath. Bring a hand pruner and any decorations or adornments you'd like to add to your wreath. We'll have all the materials you'll need including a variety of firs to construct your very own piece of artwork. We'll get started at 1pm and be around all afternoon.

December 2 36th Annual Jack Frost Celebration - Help open up the season in honor of one our favorite snowy characters. Bring a dish to share Saturday eve and we will provide the rest. We are making a community monetary donation matching all Jack Frost celebration and beer tips to our Tucker County Food Bank/Blackwater Ministries. Join in and bring a nonperishable goodie and we'll add in a couple thousand dollars. Sunday brunch rounds out the weekend.

Dec. 17 Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 1 pm A natural history snowshoe walk with Chip Chase, owner of White Grass, as he shares fun facts about the climate, forest type, and geology of the area. Enjoy a short streamside jaunt that lasts about an hour and covers around a mile of easy rolling terrain.

Jan 1, 2018 Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am A natural history snowshoe walk with Chip Chase as he endlessly gabs about the history of local skiing, quirky climate facts, railroad history, and the environmental battle for Canaan Valley vs. the Power Company.

Jan 6 Winter Trails Day 2018 - Free lessons, area use, and clinics to all first time interested skiers or snowshoers. XC lessons every hour and a 10 am and 2 pm clinic on types of snowshoes, clothing, basic techniques, and outdoor winter snow travel followed by a natural history tour on snowshoes into our neighboring National Wildlife Refuge.

Jan 7 Snowshoe Discovery Tours TBA (to be announced) - 10 am Almost every Sunday will be a free natural history snowshoe walk with fascinating leaders and interesting subjects.

Jan 15 MLK Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am A natural history snowshoe walk with Chip Chase as he endlessly gabs about the history of local skiing, quirky climate facts, railroad history, and the environmental battle for Canaan Valley vs. the Power Company.

Jan 26 West Virginia Special Olympics Winter Games - Training Day will be Jan 25 with the ski and snowshoe events all day Friday.

TBA Kids Clinic 9:30 am - noon For Ages 6‐10 Both beginner and experienced kids will have fun playing games and learning new skills. $45 & $5 to rent if needed. email us!

Jan 21 Twenty Five Km Mountain State Marathon - 1 pm A rolling long course or settle for a shortened version. Kid's classes and well groomed for classic or skate. $20 entry fee. Sweet prizes along with website photos making you look like a champ.

TBA Parent Child Clinic - 10am - 11am Ski lessons for our littlest skiers. Parents and children ages 3-5. What does every skiing parent want for their children? Good health, happiness, and of course a love of skiing. We'll engage your youngest skier in games and activities that will make them beg you to go skiing again. Plus parents will learn how to play skill-­based games with your little ones.

TBA bb biathlon 1 pm ski/shoot at 3 targets, 9 shots, and everyone wins!

Jan 28 5 Km Snowshoe Walk/Run - 11 am Well organized by Helvetia, WV distance runner Dan Lehmann this event features a rolling course full of prizes and fun. Snowshoe rentals available for $8. Race costs $5!

Feb 2 Ground Hog's Day Ski - 9 am Our annual trek in search for clues to the rest of winter. Full day backcountry journeys usually have no route in mind and end up lost.

TBA Mountain State Fat Bike Champs - 9:30 am This is a timed, XC style fat bike race held on amazing XC ski trails at our local Nordic Center with a staff of groomers making sure we have an amazing, groomed surface of that all important white stuff to ride on.

TBA Friends Of Blackwater Backcountry Film Fest 6-9 pm

TBA PSIA Level 1 Clinic - (moved to Tug Hill, NY) Randy French, a veteran of the PSIA E educational staff. You will glide easier, turn smoother and and ski with less effort after this 2 day instructional clinic as well as understand how to teach others key cross country skiing skills.

TBA Mountain Laurel Learning Coop Annual Fun Raiser Ski A Thon - 1:30 pm Support racers as they make laps on skis!

Hash Hound Harriers ski hash schedule announced as they are determined.

Full Moon Skiing Trips are around each month's lunar glare Dec 3, Jan 1 and 31, and Mar 1 and 31. We usually head out around 7:30 pm. Good snow, surprising visibility, internal sense of control.

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