Whitegrass Events

Fall Weekend Trail Help (2018-19 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 in the morning 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.

Nov 25 (2018) 16th Annual Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop - Join us for an afternoon of fun creating your own holiday wreath. Bring a hand pruner and any decorations or adornments you'd like to add to your wreath. Please gather some greens this year as we have a limited amount. We'll have all the materials you'll need including a Fraser fir to construct your very own piece of artwork. We'll get started at 1pm and be around all afternoon. Donations will be given to the Canaan Park Foundation. Thank Dave Saville next time you see him.

Dec 1 37th 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 the rest. Sunday brunch rounds out the weekend.

Dec.16 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 (2019) New Year 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 5 Winter Trails Day 2019 - 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 12 Kids XC Clinic Kids XC Clinic (ages 6-10) Meet at 9:30, on snow at 10-12. Cost $45 & $5 to rent if needed. Please email us if interested.

Jan 12 bb biathlon #1- 1 pm ski/shoot through the woods hitting 3 targets. Prizes for everyone.

Jan 13 Discovery Snowshoe Walk Brook Trout – 10 am Join Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge's AmeriCorps member Kristen Lantz at White Grass Ski Center as she talks about how and why the native brook trout use cold water streams in the Valley.

Jan 13 Mountain Laurel Learning Coop Annual Fun Raiser Ski A Thon- 2 pm Support racers as they make laps on skis!

Jan 20 Discovery Snowshoe Walk Military Use of the Valley - 10 am Join Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge's AmeriCorps member Brandon Iddings at White Grass Ski Center as he talks about how and why the U.S. military used the valley during World War 2.

Jan 21 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 25 Special Olympics Winter Games - Local winter athletes and everyone wins! Ski and snowshoe events all day.

Jan 26 Women's XC Clinic - Meet at 9:30 on snow 10-12:30, Lunch, Lesson Tour 1:30- 3:30. Refresh or pick up some new ski techniques. Instruction available for all types of skiers and experience levels from track and skate techniques to downhill control and telemark turns. Lunch included. Cost $110

Jan 27 33rd Annual 25 km Mountain State Marathon - 11am A rolling long course or settle for a shortened version. Kid's classes and well-groomed for classic or skate. Enter 25 km, 10 km. or 1 km. $20 entry fee. Will lap on snowfarm if needed.

Feb 1 Ground Hog's Day Ski - 9 am Our annual trek in search for clues to the rest of winter. Full day backcountry journey with a history for getting separated, a bit lost, and back late.

Feb. 3 Mountain State Fat Bike Champs - 9:30 am This is a timed XC style fat bike race held on our wild rolling XC ski trails.

Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Backcountry Film Fest - 6pm Enjoy latest short films of our great outdoors and benefit a non profit.

Feb 9 - 10 PSIA In House Clinic - featuring the illustrious Randy French. Upgrade your PSIA or become a member or just take the course. Will center on teaching the beginner and more details posted here soon! FANTASTIC CHANCE TO LEARN!

Feb 10 Kids XC Clinic - meet at 9:30 on snow by 10 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. Please email us if interested

Feb 10 bb biathlon #2 - 1 pm ski/shoot through the woods hitting 3 targets. Prizes for everyone.

Feb 14 Mountain Top Library Fund Raiser Dinner - Valentines Night

Feb 17 Water Water Everywhere - 10 am Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson at White Grass for a hike where we discuss how water in all of its forms moves through the valley. Find out why the wetlands are so important to the water cycle, and how we can guarantee its survival.

Feb 18 President's Day Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am 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.

Feb 23 Kids and Parents Clinic - 10 am -12. Cost: One child $30 and two children $40.For ages 3-5

Feb 24 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.

Feb 28 Fundraiser for WV Snow Sports Museum - details soon to be seen on this website

Mar 3 biathlon #3 - 1 pm ski/shoot through the woods hitting 3 targets. Prizes for everyone.

Mar 7 Art Spring Fund Raiser Dinner - Pencil in this fine annual event every Memorial Day Weekend.

Mar 9 Astronomy 8 pm Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson for an evening snowshoe and constellation walk. Learn about constellations and the night sky.

Mar 17 Where Wildlife Comes Naturally 10 am Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson who will be talking about the history and importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Learn why the refuge system was created, what our mission is, and all of the fun activities that are allowed on wilderness land.

Robbie's Rad Adventures and Chippie's Care Free Tours Usually Sunday afternoons easy trails focused on exploration.

Hash Hound Harriers Ski hash schedule announced as they are determined and posted on the Daily Report.

Full Moon Skiing Trips are around each month's lunar glare Dec 22, Jan 21, Feb 19, Mar 21. We usually head out around 7:30 pm. Good snow, surprising visibility, internal sense of control.

Discovery Tours from last winter: Water Water Everywhere - 10 am Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson on a hike where we discuss how water in all of its forms moves through the valley. Find out why the wetlands are so important to the water cycle, and how we can guarantee its survival.

Join AFHA AmeriCorps member Kristin Lantz on a snowshoe walk to learn about the method of dendrochronology! Hear about how tree rings are formed, how scientists age a tree, and ways to determine past environmental conditions from tree rings. We’ll even be coring a tree or two for some hands on learning experience!

Where Wildlife Comes Naturally - 10 am Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson who will be talking about the history and importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Learn why the refuge system was created, what our mission is, and all of the fun activities that are allowed on wilderness land.

Join Refuge Biologist Dawn Washington as she explores the topic of riparian zones and how they are important for water quality. She will demonstrate how the Refuge collects water quality data and explain how it is used.

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