2/22 1 pm 59 showers (LAST UPDATE FOR NOW!)
SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS 0"
PACKED BASE 0"
CAUTION locking your skis away too soon
CAFE OPEN LUNCHES DAILY 11 am - 3 pm
(Cafe Closed Tues-Fri this week and re open for sat/sun only)
Sat Feb 24 LIVE MUSIC Caleb Karriker
NEW SNOW 0"
Last Snowfall 4" 2/18
SNOW 101" Oct 9 Nov 2 Dec 36 Jan 31 Feb 23
Km OPEN 50 for hiking
Km GROOMED 0
SKIABLE DAYS 63 (on hold) * With 50 KM 40
EVENTS Feb 24 bb biathlon 1 pm 3 targets 3 shots lotsa prizes
Feb 25 Snowshoe Discovery Tour - Where Wildlife Comes Naturally - 10 am Join Park Ranger Ted Hodson
Nat'l Nordic (4200'- 4463') 0"
Snurfer Mad River Glen Parody! Mockumentary Extraordinariness..Burton paid to sneak in and film
Best Skiing mid January thru early March. It can be 50 or 20 below on any day
SEASON PASSERS Ritchy & Vicki Fowler Davis and Marc & Yoko Palmisiano, Thomas/Pittsburgh, and Bob Livingston, Riverton, WV * 328 passers / never run outa ideas
SKIERS YESTERDAY 0 (adding in staff, passers, comps, and ???)
SKI PATROLLERS: Thanks to Stro, Ben, Jeff, Penny, Paul, Jason, Gary, Brad, Chip, Joel, Stinky, Mike, John, locals Dr. Ed Rader, Dr. Tom Johnson, and other visiting volunteers.
XC Crystal Ball? Lots of zeros in the local ski scene. We continue to slide on every flake of manmade and glance at longterm cooling. Website guy is skiing @ Birkie/website break! Chip Chase
Robbie grooms, slaves away, does it all! * Birkie Sue and I heading there now!
The Place By Paul Zimmer 2016
Purple Fiddle Do NOT Misses: Feb 24 Mo' Mojo * Mar 2 & 3 That 1 Guy Apr 13 Dangermuffin
CANAAN 3000'+ FORECAST I will begin issuing Fearless Forecasts again with several days’ notice when I see wintry weather on the horizon. Have a wonderful winter weekend above 3,000 feet! Your Fearless Canaan Weatherman 2/16 8:30 am
ice cube down the toilet, trail map in the freezer, underwear inside out, anything to make it get cold again and snow
never came back Randy French
Kids Ski Deal * Cheat Mtn Salamander pdf * Outside While It's Cold * Billy Hotel Lounge * Refuge topo map * Blackwater Sled Run * Family Ski Trips * Front Street Grocer * Joeys Bike Shop * Hellbenders Snot Otters * Lost Kitchen/npr * Potomac Highland Farm & Food * Spread Nordic Dream /pdf * WV Explorer * Wild WV * WG XC Map * Red Spruce Planting * WG Top 10 XC * Pics Of The Week * Sue Haywood the RING * Backbone Farm * Get Tuckered * Gary's XC movie * WV Highlands Newsletter * Boulder Park * Run For It! (Team Boulder) * Scotty's Laurel Fork River * Gauley Fest *Aurora Barn Dance * Astronomy Weekend * Burning Man * OTR cavers * Maine non profit XC * 5 Backcountry-Only. * Mtn State Fat Bike Race * WV Mushroom Foray * Clifftop Stringband Fest * Pickin' In Parsons * Augusta Heritage * Front Street Grocer * Cross-country-ski-areas-celebrate * Brad Rice Channel 12 on WG * Blackwater Bikes * Intellicast Davis 10 days * GoToWV * Absolute Telemark * Sue Haywood * Keeping Arts Alive Appalachia * Powder Mag WV * Charm Farm * Winter WV * Snowiest Mountains * Country Vintner * WG First Open * Epic GeTaways * Nordic Dream. pdf *Inspiring West Virginians * Renovate WV * Driftland Ski & Sport * Joel's orig WG Video * Sue Haywood/Dirt Rag * Betty Gatewood/Artist * Mtn Laurel Learning Coop
OVERHEARD: "immature snow" Mad River Glen defines rain * telemarking in logging pants * I'm coming here every weekend until we die Ritchy & Vicki * Use the quads that God gave you Stevie W * Is there a backcountry ski category for the Mtn State Marathon? Spencer * My skis can't take the chairlift * I don't know what hurts more my butt from falling or my cheeks from laughing * we took a lot of wrong turn to get here * I wouldn't even tried xc if it wasn't for WG * they burn low levels of diesel fuel here Spencer * our teeth got cold we were smiling so much Eric * Our emails and cell calls froze and we saw a polar bear up there * White Grass is what you find at the end of the rainbow or maybe rainbows originate from there. Either way, you need some. Mike Messenger * WV Nordic ...bear dogs with moonshine * Namaski - the skier in me honors and appreciates the skier in you. Pass it on. John Tidd * I've never slid on snow standing up * Count our snow in dog years * anybody can be nice 3 months of the year * iN wINTER IT'S A MARSHMALLOW WORLD * it's easier just scarier & skiing downhill on xc skis at 5 mph is more freaky than snowboarding at 5 times the speed Brian Haze * legislate raising the freezing temp of water to 40 Eric Erbe * never cancel due to a weather forecast Kevin Moore * if there's snow on the ground skis are on your feet * The best way thru the forest is on the snow * go as far as can go and then go a bit further Bill Fischer * skiing is a dance and the mountains have the lead * Sking in the parking lot is called a Texas Base grind Lauren * WG uses moonshine as wax remover * better to have nicks on your skis than dust * Might want to check the lifts, they seemed slow Jeff Simcoe * if you wanna learn how to ski revel in marginal conditions Windy Bridgewater * WG... Ski It When You Can Roger Zbel * Guess the human sacrifice worked Spencer Lee * WG is developing its warm snow technology * Nirvana is not only a band...it's a place called White Grass Mike Kenny don't track it up til I get there...Todd * there are many paths thru the forest Joe Cheff * Bramble On by zeppelin trail blazer Todd * Best thing about XC is that you don't hafta wear a helmet or goggles * Glad to serve while hoping winter can be one of your four favorite seasons. * There's a stick falling on our trails every second * Downhill skiing is thrilling yet short lived Mark * skiing on one inch our mission * I know I'm not the center of the universe but today seemed to be meant for me Anne Sills * We're only huggin' to stay warm * old people skiing in circles on flat ground Brian Hazlett * definitely have a distribution problem with your snow here * no green snow? * the wind is blowing all of Maryland's snow here Lang King * know skiing is great when I meet Chris Good in the parking lot Mark Anderson * trails trying to get nowhere quick Eric Erbe
SEND A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions Oliver Holmes
Sawyer on his first journey to Roundtop by Anne / Mtn. Yoga
Leslie Suppes 2/20
SNOW FINALLY ARRIVES IN THE ROCKIES; EAST MELTING DOWN Conditions are mixed midway through one of the biggest weeks of the season for the nation's ski industry, with the Rockies finally getting huge dumps, and the East and West Coasts struggling with warmth and lack of snow, according to published reports. In the Rockies and Cascades, Winter Storm Oliver brought another burst of snow through Sunday, then spread into the Midwest. When everything is said and done, snowfall will be measured in multiple feet in the Washington and Oregon Cascades, Idaho's Bitterroot Mountains and Wyoming's Tetons and Absaroka Mountains . Portions of Montana had already picked up as much as 18 inches of snowfall through Saturday. Up to 16 inches of snow had been measured in parts of the Washington Cascades as of late Saturday. Utah and Colorado ski resorts are also reporting enviable conditions, with snowfall measuring in feet at many popular resorts. “Winter is back and Aspen is back to form being the greatest ski resort in the universe. Wow! What a difference a week and 50 inches of snow make!” resident Mike Marolt tweeted. Unfortunately, snowfall amounts in the snow-starved Sierra will once again be rather unspectacular by mid-February standards. And in New England, after a good start, earlier conditions have deteriorated in a thaw-freeze cycle. With temperatures expected to hit the 60s in Burlington, VT, on Wednesday, things are not looking good for the near future. The long-range forecast looks more hopeful. OpenSnow.com predicts: The remainder of February will favor powder in the western US and Canada while the east stays warm. Then, as we transition into March, the weather pattern will shift slightly, and this should bring colder weather and snow to the west coast as well as the east coast.
Kate Grinberg 2/18
Good luck @ the BIRKIE!
somebody call the Smithsonian Robbie
Sunset Susie/B'Water by Todd
Hawk Knob Cidery @ WG 2/10
What a difference a day makes! It’s all about having fun outdoors! Adam Issenberg
Great times as always! My crew loved it and all will be coming back. My one buddy, Mark, really liked it and bought his rental skis. Now I have a buddy to ski with on the Parkway by our house when it snows in Roanoke! Nathan Kerr
Yoga In The Yurt w/ Leah Staley
Matt Clouse 2/10
"immature snow" Mad River Glen defines rain * I'm coming here every weekend until we die Ritchy & Vicki * Use the quads that God gave you Stevie W.
Rime and Reason Dylan Jones
You guys blew me away with the exchange of boots for a different size! Thank you. Makes a world of difference. Hoping to get your way soon. Turns from my local hill this morning. I’m the only one who skis this. Zach Sipe
Remember we have a free wood fired sauna for your total enjoyment any time...crank it up! cc
Phoebe Shaw, we claim part of her
4000' @ 5" 2/2 4300' @ 5" 2/12 by chip
kids ski hash / bb biathlon by Sheena
When you're in the mid Atlantic they are all junk boards Jason Cyr
original on display only @ WG
Wolf Creek Sue Capelle sent us one...
Woodlands Development Group Jan 19
After 4.6 billion years, the sun has finally burned out...Winter is coming. Annual Jack Frost Celebration @ WG. by Gabe Dewitt
Staff Party...Glad to serve while hoping winter can be one of your four favorite seasons.
BORED & Don't Wanna Ski Coffee and baked goods at Tip Top after a dawn bird walk with breakfast at Flying Pigs, State Park and Gallery stops on your way to Canaan's great outdoors, skiing or skating, hot lunch spots including White Grass, Siriannis, Canaan Park and Timberline. Finish up with afternoon jaunts to a bubbling sand spring or scenic overlook. Dinner open with many choices and then a night cap high quality beer at Stumptown Ales or Mtn State/Blackwater breweries. Drinks and charm Billy Motel in Davis. Rock out at the Purple Fiddle, bed by midnite.
Alternative Activities: What to do when you're wondering why you're here and the natural snow stinks or is nonexistent...besides to an amazing free and welcome hike up parts of our unbelievable trail system and mountain glades, scenic overlooks and shelters with wood stoves, visit the bubbling sand spring on Freeland Road, then telemark ski, night ski, nordic ski on manmade snow, buy one run and combine with a Dolly Sods hike * sniff out snow way up high, ice skate, sled run, tube hill, try snowshoeing, horseback ride, waterfall hikes, mountain bike, fat tire bike, hike, animal tracking, cave, rock climb, backcountry drive, paddle, stargazing in some of the clearest skies, incredibly quiet and peaceful lack of noisy noise, visit nature centers and state park facilities, explore the tourist info office, trade and demo xc gear, climb olson tower, enjoy a cafe and shop a store, support artist galleries, please stop in for ideas from some experts and enjoy a ski video and great music... many great indoor things that make getaways a good time. Experience the amazing Purple Fiddle, Front Street Grocery, Ben's Loom Barn, WV Highlands Gallery, Highland Farm and Food, Lamplight , White Room and Creature Galleries in Thomas and the entire Front Street shops, Tip Top Coffee, Billy Hotel Lounge, Stumptown Ales, Wild Ginger & Spice or Blackwater Bikes, Mountain State Brewing Company. Tucker Community Foundation would love to meet you. There are many other fine local establishments and they need your business. Be thankful we're in the mountains and go exploring, everybody's friendly and if not report back to us!
The Eastern Continental Divide, Mt. Porte Crayon, and the Roaring Plains: The highest hump about 4 miles south of here is the summit of Mt. Porte Crayon. At 4,770 feet elevation, it is the highest elevation on the Eastern Continental Divide in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. It's name honors one of the first white explorers who documented his visits to the area in the mid-and-late 1800's. The flat topped ridge to the left of the summit hump is the Roaring Plains, named for the fierce winds that frequent the high plateau. This wilderness area contains 5.5 square miles above 4,500 feet. The Valley of Red Creek below is nearly 3,000 feet below the top of Mt. Porte Crayon. Red creek's waters flow into the Ohio and then Mississippi Rivers. Precipitation falling on the east side of the Eastern Continental Divide flows into the Potomac River and the Atlantic Ocean. sent by Bob Leffler (see overlook area south of Canaan Valley)
The pure spirit of skiing and the good life is alive and well and living at White Grass. I know of no other place where skiers gather and get closer to that wonderful spiritual aspect of skiing and fellowship. That special place in all nords that makes us want to go outside put on our skis and have fun. White Grass is quite simply my favorite ski area in North America. Ski Hard, Play Fair, Have Fun, Dickie Hall/ NATO