Turning Back On Winter
This is it! End of the road for this ski season. Keeping up our site most of the year will continue as we promote the love of appalachia and crossing paths with all of you. Can't Wait!
3/25 5 pm: 60 partly cloudy
Friday was super warm and sunny with lots of snowmelt especially coupled with warm nights
SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS: 0"- 2"
SURFACE: loose granular
CAUTION: skiing fast onto bare ground from thin bases
CAFE: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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NEW SNOW: 0"
Last Snowfall: 1.5" 3/18
SEASON SNOW SO FAR: 125" Oct 1 Nov 11 Dec 18 Jan 40 Feb 25 Mar 30
Km OPEN: basically nothing
Km GROOMED: 0
SKIABLE DAYS: 66 * W/ 50 KM: 34
EVENTS: Chippie Care Free Ski Season
March 25 Free Spring Trail Discovery w/ Chip - for advanced beginners 10 am...hike up and search on hands and knees
Mar 25 Freekbass @ Purple Fiddle...slaps like Bootsie Collins
SNOWFARM: about 30% white
Nat'l Nordic (4200'- 4463') : 0"- 2"
Might want to check the lifts, they seemed slow Jeff Simcoe * Nirvana is not only a band...it's a place called White Grass Mike Kenny * WG... Ski It When You Can Roger Zbel * definitely have a distribution problem with your snow here * no green snow this time? * it just has to blow and this is mostly Maryland's snow Lang King * know skiing is great when I meet Chris Good in the parking lot Mark Anderson
Nordic Salsa vimeo
SEASON PASSERS: Mark Drajem & Barbara Rawlins Silver Spring MD and Jessica Scot Elkins WV and Fred Bailey Jacksons Mill WV * 276 passers...thanks for your maniacal support & blind faith
SKIERS YESTERDAY: 10
Ski Patrollers: Thanks to Stro, Ben, Jeff, Penny, Paul, Jason, Gary, Brad, Chip, Joel, Stinky, Mike, John, locals Dr. Ed & Diane Rader, Dr. John Logar, Dr. Tom Johnson, and other visiting volunteers.
Converting to bikes, climbing harnesses, and whitewater boats. Thanks for supporting Nordic! Be back soon.
VII. by Wendell Berry from A Small Porch. © Counterpoint, 2016.
Staff Party...So Glad To Serve and Spread the Gospel of Loving Winter
Your Fearless One sees no further snow in sight out 14 days right now so I am suspending my Fearless Forecasts until further notice. However, I'm confident you've not heard the last from me for this snow season and will get back in touch when I see winter precipitation worth advising you about. In the mean time, stay tuned to your local National Weather Service forecasts for Eastern Tucker County. Your Fearless Canaan Weatherman (3/20 8 pm)
twice the snowfall of Buffalo, 44 mean average temperature , 60" annual precipitation evenly distributed, 90 sunny days year, 160" average snowfall, 90 days frost free per summer
Purple Fiddle Do NOT Misses: Freekbass Mar 25 * The Company Stores Apr 1 * Johnny Staats & Robert Shafer Apr 5 * Hackensaw Boys Apr 22
Alternative Activities What to do when you're wondering why you're here and the natural snow stinks or is nonexistent...besides an amazing free and welcome hike up our unbelievable trail system and mountain glades to scenic overlooks and shelters with wood stoves, birds feeding from your hands, or chaulk boards to get you on the website, 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!
Blackwater Bikes * Winter Forecast * Intellicast Davis 10 days * GoToWV * Keeping Arts Alive Appalachia * Powder Mag WV * Charm Farm * Winter WV * Snowiest Mountains * Country Vintner * WG First Open * skiing is a dance and the mountains have the lead * Inspiring West Virginians * Renovate WV * Sking in the parking lot is called a Texas Base grind Lauren * Sue Haywood/Dirt Rag * Betty Gatewood/Artist * WG is developing its warm snow technology * Joel's orig WG Rockin' Video * don't track it up til I get there...Todd * Betty Gatewood/Artist * Mtn Laurel Learning * had my first ski dream the other night Eric Robish * if you wanna learn how to ski revel in marginal conditions Windy Bridgewater * Congratulations on the first snows Jeff C * Epic GeTaways * Nordic Dream. pdf * OVERHEARD: Best thing about XC is that you don't hafta wear a helmet or goggles, as they always fog up * better to have nicks on your skis than dust * WG uses moonshine to clean their xc skis * Didn't mind it skiin' slow, fast enuff for me * There's a stick falling on our trails every second * I know I'm of the center of the universe but today seemed to be meant for me. Anne Sills * The best way thru the forest is on the snow * Better to have nicks on your skis than dust * Everybody falls according to Sue and I can prove it * We're only huggin' to stay warm * Ullr didn't forget us * Guess the human sacrifice worked Spencer Lee * old people skiing in circles on flat ground Brian Hazlett * Only takes 3 or 4 hours to get whooped xc so pick the best part of the day...
Chippie Care Free Ski Season: Sunday's Robbie's Rad Adventure hit about every highlight at WG...so many friends, terrain, and trails! Day #2 Natty Nord shelter via skiing lost east of High Side. Day 3 all the way to Tucker Co. highest along found High Side, Weiss Ascent, Great Eastern and many more...never took skis off 4.5 hrs and 11 miles and of course saw no one. Day 4 skied out 3 mile to Falls touring the flats of upper 3 mile to Powderline and down Roundtop/slope took skis off rarely and FAST...tons o snow. Day 5 uphill on sticky snow up slope and removed over 20 little rocks that surfaced somehow (Spencer got a dozen), walked Rountop and skied NATO breakfast bowl and then Ashram Rocks area, flying back via 3 Mile and Upper Falls having to hike from Heartland to the lodge with skis in packs. Day 6 looping the snowfarm barefoot skiing and jumps
SEND A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions Oliver Holmes
Sue Haywood shooting the boss before heading out to MtnBike season...love you girl!
I had the best weekend last weekend. My old high school buddy and I met up there on Friday and did a few hour tour, concluded by dumping snow. Saturday was a longer tour as more friends showed up, and I traded up my Evos for some Fishers and some of those rad red boots that you guys have. SO MUCH BETTER NOW. Sunday was an easy sunshine last-day-of winter- tour and we'll see you next year. Your staff, as you know, are amazing. Best, Jay Blincoe
Greetings from CO! Thanks for another great season. The lean years make us appreciate the good years that much more but WG always delivers because of the great team! Y'all make it look easy! Thanks everyone! Andy Mollohan
Doc's Side Of The Moon 3/20
JACKAL HUT Colo / chip's April ski
Whitegrass at its finest on the last day of winter! New friends, smooth shine, powder and a warm fire. Thanks for helping us find winter at the edge of spring! Renee Godard
no I don't hafta go... 4000' * 4300'
A great day of friends, skiing and thunder snow! Anne Marie Lareau
Estella following Chip into Doc's Drift
Team White Grass represented at the Norwegian Birkebeinerrennet. Lester & Mike
"old people skiing in circles on flat ground" Brian Hazlett's snowboard view of xc until he actually skied here...his big take was all the peace and quiet.
A Winter's Storm In March Means A Morning Skiing The Glades
STELLA BRINGS MEGADUMP OF SNOW TO NORTHEAST; NORTHWEST TURNS SOGGY * For most of the winter, ski resorts on the West Coast, in particular, have had near-daily updates on how many inches/feet of snow they received in the past 24/48 hours. While those on the East Coast have seen a cycle of snow, then rain, then freezing temps, then a heat wave – repeat. But the tables have turned, at least for the moment. Reports say that skiers and snowboarders heading to the slopes in the Northwest in the next few days will have to contend with extremely soggy conditions that will put to test even the best rain-wicking outerwear. Meanwhile, Stella – called a “blizzard” by NOAA and a “major nor’easter” by pretty much everyone else – is dumping on the Northeast. Some areas to the south are reportedly getting more sleet and freezing rain, but in Vermont, upstate New York and most of Maine and New Hampshire, light dry powder is answering the prayers of snow addicts who have suffered through another up-and-down winter. Winter Storm Stella is the biggest winter event Vermont has seen in years. Over the past decade, the Green Mountain State has only seen five storms that have accumulated more than 15 inches of snow, and among them, Stella ranks third.
WG late season ski party on Saturday and Sunday! I'm recruiting folks to join and add to the fun. See you Saturday morning -- Bill
Brain Gurr shoots Sue Haywood @ White Grass
Anytime you want to slow down just ski into a drift * Guess the human sacrifice worked Spencer Lee * Nirvana is not a band...it's a place called White Grass Mikey * The tiny things that run the world - E.O. Wilson * This was an amazing experience for all. I have attached some of our favorite pics from the trip as well as a formal thank you letter. Sincerely, Matt Wilson * I don't want my cool friends know that I kick and glide * It was as awesome as it could be
Thanks Amy for the water and woods walk
Mr. Dave 3/11/17 Lange King
Georgetown University School of Medicine xc session along with backboard/rescue/emergency first aid...thanks Brad Moore, our patrol director
George Flam Backbone
Frank Slider (last drift in Canaan?)
A big thanks, again, to you and Laurie for opening your door to Shelton and I last Thursday morning and so graciously lending us a chainsaw to clear FR80 to the top. We had a blast of a long weekend celebrating my friend's 50th. Unfortunately we were running late Sunday (with a 4 hour drive ahead of us) and made the hard call of passing up those great beers on tap. Until we see you again... much love to the whole Whitegrass family. Kindest Regards, Jonathan Dodd
Todd sez this is the entire ski season capsulized...thin cover orange
Cass & Rod in Michigan
Eddie Dean 3/4/17
Mike/Lester to Norway for Birkie!
my great great grandfather
Chip and crew, Tema and I made a 10th wedding anniversary trip back to Jackson. Haven't seen the sun yet but the skiing has been as good as I remembered. Ullr said he's going to push some of this East in March. Get ready! Cheers, Andrew
WEST CONTINUES TO GET MASSIVE DUMPS OF SNOW WHILE MELT-DOWN IN EAST WORRIES RESORTS While the West Coast and most of the Rockies were hammered by the 2017 version of “snowmaggedon,” the Midwest and East Coast suffered another meltdown.“Mammoth Mountain just surpassed 500" of snowfall for the season at the Main Lodge! I betcha mid and upper mountain are well above 700" with more in the forecast. This is the most snowfall for this time of year since they began keeping records. #Snowmaggedon2017 #BumperCrop,” Mountain Riders Alliance founder Jamie Schectman posted on Facebook last week. Another tweet read: “Some winters stand taller than the rest. @brightonresort already head and shoulders above the magical 500" mark for the yr. 527" and counting... #skiutah It was a far different story in other parts of the country. The iconic American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race, scheduled for last weekend, had to be cancelled after a week of warm weather and a bout of heavy rain on Monday. Denied a late-in-the-week snowstorm that was forecast for Northwestern Wisconsin but veered south, race officials at midday Friday pulled the plug on any chance of a race. But they didn’t abandon the party. “The weekend really didn't involve a race at all. But more than anything it was a happening … A shared experience that was powerful,” wrote race announcer Peter Graves. After some good snowstorms in the earlier part of February, the East had more than a week of strange, spring like conditions with temperatures in Burlington, VT, soaring into the 60s and 70s, unprecedented highs for this time of year. Topped with rain Saturday night and followed by temperatures in the teens and 20s on Sunday, ski areas had their work cut out for them with another vacation week coming up. It was worse farther south. After the snow on its trails thawed four separate times this winter, Wisp Resort, MD, closed for the season on Sunday, blaming "historic, unseasonably warm rainy weather" for an early end to skiing, ice skating and snow tubing at the popular resort. The Baltimore region has seen less than an inch of snowfall all winter, and temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s in recent weeks have made February one of the warmest on record, according to the National Weather Service.
TAOS SKI VALLEY, NM, FIRST IN COUNTRY GIVEN ‘B CORPORATION’ DESIGNATION Last week, Taos Ski Valley, NM, became the first ski resort designated a B Corporation. B Corporations are for-profit companies recognized by the nonprofit B Lab that meet “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency,” according to published reports. Long known for its steep skiing, the mountain is the first ski area to join the likes of Patagonia and New Belgium in a group of businesses who view success more holistically than just a short-term bottom line.“Louis Bacon, the owner of Taos Ski Valley and a lifelong conservation philanthropist, has been completely supportive of these efforts as the long-held values of Taos are being validated with this certification,” says David Norden, CEO of TSV Inc. The B Corp certification is largely due to Taos’ Verde initiative, which is its commitment to a “more resilient and robust community,” and includes five core areas of focus: energy efficiency, land stewardship, efficient water use, responsible waste management, and community engagement. Taos is in the middle of a $300 million base area revitalization project, that includes the recent opening of the new $65 million Blake Hotel. https://www.facebook.com/tsilnews
Todd Cabin Mtn Mtn Laurel
Mar 7-8 DC Backcountry Film Festival sent by Johnny Garder
Snow at the Birkebeiner this year was disappointing and the race was cancelled, but that didn't stop us from having a great time and representing the Whitegrass spirit amongst thousands of other nordic revelers!! — Colin Hughes at American Birkebeiner
Wonderful experience! Love White Grass. (message left on square yesterday)
HAVE SNOW WILL TRAVEL: We just kept driving north until we found snow. Found some yesterday at Tahquamenon Falls in the U P, and at Stokely Creek Ontario today. Winter is still alive and well! Plan to come up to Whitegrass later this month, snow or no! Need to upgrade equipment. nelson smith * Own Private Ski Area singin' this at Tline this past week... thanks TODD!
These crud puppies had a blast! Love you Chip praying for one last blast this season:) Lurea Doody (how about 4 or 5!)
We had a great time last weekend at Whitegrass and surrounding area! Our friends and family loved meeting you. We'll be back soon! Margaret & Herbert THANKS! Found this quote....Love can come from where you least expect it....food, family, and love are often intertwined...
Happiness Northeast of Weiss Knob, last week. Vic Tanner
RUMORS CONFIRMED: VAIL RESORTS BUYS STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT FOR $50 MILLION : For months, the rumor mill in the East has been talking about Vail Resorts “kicking the tires” at several Vermont ski areas, with Stowe Mountain Resort seemingly the front runner. Tuesday morning, it was announced that VR is indeed buying the iconic resort from the American International Group...Vail Resorts stock soared to an all-time high of $182 Tuesday morning.
OUTDOOR RETAILER SHOW LEAVING SALT LAKE CITY After an unproductive meeting between Gov. Gary Herbert and outdoor recreation business representatives, industry leaders say they hope to find a new location for the Outdoor Retailer shows https://www.facebook.com/tsilnews
Andy Himes 1958-2015 (w/ Chip 2006 Jack Frost next day)
Kerri Napier Milou at Bald Knob Anne * back here in WV as the snow melts the mud gets deeper Geo Bell
Whitegrassers reunite on Burnt Mountain above Harry Gates Hut, CO! Mark Anderson * While much of the area has had a wimpy winter, near record snow depths have piled up in northern New England. A sample follows: Mt. Mansfield, VT (3,950 ft.) : 102 inches * Chimney Pond, ME (2,900 ft.): 94 inches * Hermit Lake, NH (3,800 ft.): 94 inches Bob Leffler
36" BASE! Chip's Nature Walk 2/19
Delavane Diaz went to Antarctica w/ Randy French Susie & J Patrick Bryan
A Glorious Day Adam Issenberg Joe Henry
Blackwater Falls made snow & xc skiers invited 2/17/17
drone pic by Maya Paul * Tucker County High School STEAM
sent by Robert Goo Todd Canaan Ski Area 2/14
2017 US spring forecast: Winter won't quit in Northeast * This is one sport I will never master Aimee Grahe
Jonathan Martin * Got engaged @ WG!
Micky Sponaugle Canaan snow carver
Happy Valentines Day all you lovers
Down to seeds and stems again my friend....some drifted fence line hard pack icy yuk and some small acres in Little Antarctica at 4300 feet have snow this am....hoping for some wind and new forecasted snow this week in order to open up more terrain. Free skiing always when it is marginal at WG. Skiing the manmade where Canaan allows after hours touring and we always take in the sunset and a ski area all our own. Think snow and never give up hope! PACCSA report 2/13
A little goes a long way! Cheers, lots of love, Chris Barnes Ithaca,NY 3" 4300 Feet 2/14
We ran into one of your wonderful groomers. Casey Siddons
Brad Rice covers WG * Glad you liked the story Chip! And thanks for the kind words..much appreciated! Whitegrass is awesome, and you're a legend my friend, hope folks feel and see that spirit in the piece! Brad
Out of the wind Natty Nord Bob Livingston & Tom Preston 2/9/17
Hey White Grass!! Thanks, I wouldn't have done this without you and Bald Knob. See y'all soon. Mayflower Gulch near Leadville CO david mcue
* Took our WG gear on another road trip ...Mayflower Gulch, CO. Hope to see you soon! ~Travis & Alicia
You should sell WG Yo-Yo's with a picture of a snowflake on one side and a picture of a beach on the other. Andy Mollohan
Dirt Rag Mtn State Fat Bike
Kohl Aumer * Chloe Cunningham * Jess Daddio
Andy Mollohan I hated to miss the great snow in Canaan this weekend, but at least got to xc ski at Lone Pine Ranch and some downhill at Big Sky Montana. See you soon. Bill Berlin
The reason I like WG is that everyone is happy all the time pic by Eddie Dean * WVU WG Trails online!
Chipper and Laurie and Adam and everyone: thank you for beautiful friendship, lovely trails, and yummy nachos. We LOVE White Grass. Love, Fran and Marco
left @ WG by somebody...
aNNUAL gROUNDhOG'S sKI
Pics by Dave, Eddie, Ryan
We are so excited to see LOTS of snow at WG! Looking forward to making another trip there soon! Peggy Corley * Pics by Justin Harris
My girls and I were introduced to Chip and his Nordic dream machine this past weekend and a true blast was had by all! His wizardly technician repaired my ski binding by the time the girls had their rental equipment sorted. Had fun sharing the snow farm trails with a snowshoe race before stopping to warm up with amazing chili, nachos and local beer. Finished the day on 3 mile trail yodeling among family and new friends. Truly a memorable trip we will be talking about until our next visit!! Chuck Hamilton
Brenda Seth Freeman
Sorry to hear it’s been a warm winter back East—wish I could send ya some of the 10’ of Utah powder we got this month (by the way—that window is the SECOND story of the house; the first floor roof eave is in the lower right of the picture). Cheers! Leo
She can't stop talking about skiing. Thx for everything u guys do! Kevin
Let It Snow and Get Well Soon to our dearest friend Eric Erbe
Annual Snowshoe Race Results Thanks Mr. Dan
We are dedicated blinded-by-faith groupies...DangerMuffin
Shanti Bubernak Genna Drazen
pic by Brain Sarfino 5 Backcountry-Only Ski Areas OUTSIDE ONLINE
WV Special Olympics by Dave Faunce
We are very excited to be heading out to WG later this week! We have our fingers crossed that Jack Frost is returning to bring you all a white winter blanket. Oh, I think Jay is ready to begin his apprenticeship on trail grooming and maintenance starting Fr morning. He's an early riser. Best, Matt & Kathy
happy people last snowless sunday of the winter
Thank you for a blue bird morning on round top and beyond. Snow or no snow you have created a spiritual retreat for weary travelers like myself who visit to enjoy the beauty, good souls, and lovely vibe you have created. THANKS John Cantrell...(Amy from Best Of Canaan told us that according to her alternative facts home sales in Canaan are stimulated due to WG!)
More hugs to Jim Meckley who played from 6 - 9:30 breakless and then gave his tips to the staff
Joe Henry 1/21
Fund Raisers @ WG almost every Thurs nite
Instill a Lifelong Love of Mountains Kids Free Trade Ups by WG gracefully sent by Jessica Waldo
Mike Messenger 1/19
East meets west on Mt Hood! Michael Clark / Brian Gurr
Just wanted to let us know that I live vicariously through your Whitegrass report website and have been for years. Keeping fingers crossed on the weather for you starting next week! In the mean time, thought you might enjoy this link to a U-tube video the 18 year old son (Sam Teller) of a family friend made when he was up with us and other family friends in Canaan for our annual get together this past New Year's weekend. * Hope to make it up to Whitegrass again soon. Andy Ollis Fairfax, VA
Just got back from Yellowstone! Had an awesome time. Determined to make it up to the WG next month! CP in W-S
Will there still be a 'hike' that we can come and check out even if there is no snow? Fresh air, great scenery, and just being outside are all we are looking for :)))) PEACE-RANDY
Dory albino deer Lanesville WV
Stan White Lesley Suppes
artist opening for over 15 snowy division
Todd Romero chip skier & Chip chris good skier 1/9/17
Ed Dean / Robbie 1/9/17 * Non Profit takes over XC in Maine sent by Michael Burton
I wanted you to know that we are working on better exposure to this beautiful sport. Check this out: - Ron Hollis Canaan National Wildlife Refuge
Todd Baldy or Bust 1/9/17
I was lucky enough to catch some backcountry pow in the Wasatch with my friends at Winter Wildlands Alliance. Though it was wet, there was quite a bit of snow that I took great joy in carving. Of course the good folks who live out West complained the snow wasn't good enough (if it's not huge amounts of super fresh super light pow I always hear such complaints). It reminded me how much I treasure the few visits I get out here but always look forward to returning to all of the wonderful people out there who -- like me -- savor (and farm) every little inch we get...and who know how lucky we are every day we get to be in the valley. Looking forward to seeing you all again in a couple of weeks. Smile. Johnny
Hi Chip and extended family! I can't begin to tell you how welcome we felt as soon as we stepped through the door of your little red shack! We were just on a recon mission but couldn't wait to come back. This was our kinda place! The mouth watering scents from the kitchen followed us to our truck and returning was all we could discuss. We did return to hike, to snow shoe, to ski and to eat! We were there the week between Christmas and New Year and snow shoed the day of the crazy blizzard snow. Winds so strong we joked we were in the movie The Revenant! Yet there you and your team were, out repairing the trail with snowy smiles on your faces! Our favored time on our vacation was that day in the woods. We were the first people snowshoeing, breaking trail, across on Heartland. I can still feel "that" feeling in my bones today. Thank you so much! We brought the family to eat and ski the next day. The snow farm is such an amazing idea! We bought some White Grass swag to spread the WG good word. And we bought the first cook book so we have some WG at home in Ohio. I'm making potato pesto soup today! We will return. We are inspired to get snow shoes for our farm, why didn't we think of this before?? Any time, any of you are in our neck of the woods you are welcome at our hearth. Thank you for your kindness, Kristie and Ted Fisher
Michael Doig * Love this place the moment we walked in. People are very friendly and helpful and you are immediately greeted with the most amazing aroma from the kitchen. The property is beautiful and well maintained. Truly a hidden gem! Betsy O'Neill
link from my movie from Antarctica Randy French (Randy's here teaching in Feb!)
Come out with your ski tips up...you're surrounded by the snow farm. Robbie * Fat Tire Bike Race here Feb 5!
sent by Chris Peterson
trailmap in the freezer Pat Norton
Vern Patterson if the snow melts what to do?
great to be able to ski last weekend, plus two fun dinners at the cafe. Hoping for more snow soon. Bill Berlin
I've been skiing with you since the winter of '97-'98. Timmy started skiing with you in February 2011 when he was four - with your kids package deal. He's now into his 7th season - wow! He knows how to downhill but prefers x-country. I couldn't resist one last pic from the weekend, taken early Saturday afternoon, near the shelter in the Natty Nord. Best, James.
Had a blast Laurie Abildso Chloe Rain
Mt. Washington, NH (6,288 ft.) received 93.6 inches of snow in December, 2016. This is the 2nd highest December snowfall in the station's 68 year record (1948). The highest monthly December snowfall total is 103.7 inches recorded in 1968. Bob Leffler/Fearless Weatherman
Hellooooooooo 2017 Elizabeth Annie Jay Roberts
Brooke Leah Staley
My son Timmy and I enjoyed skiing the last two days - our first visit of the season. We verified the snow depth at the shelter on Weiss Knob. On the way we stopped and fed the birds at Bald Knob. Happy New Year, James
They need 90" out west to ski because the rocks are THIS big...here you got rid of them years ago (or something like that) Clare
Mark Aprile Me, right now, wishing I was in the place on the monitor. May do a day mission tomorrow early. Glad you got some snow. Best. Andy
Tom Johnson Ballash
Looks like my goal of pushing the cold air and snow down south worked you guys are getting some. So glad to see it. We skied XC outside Middlebury on Wednesday and then went to Von Trapp area in Stowe yesterday in a full on snow storm. Only explored a bit but seems like an awesome spot. Here's a pic with of Tema and the kids cruising Andrew
Had to take our Whitegrass Skis on a road trip. Finally found snow in UP Michigan! No luck finding anything like exciting WG trails or yummy WG cafe....hope to see our West Virginia friends soon! ~ Travis & Alicia
We enjoyed the hike and the convivial atmosphere on Boxing Day 2016! Here’s a photo from the Sawmill Flats Shelter taken that balmy day. - Phil
* Wilderness Lodge, Erie PA
Wishing the best to you and yours at this special time of year. We've headed up to the coast of Maine for Christmas and then on to Vermont for the New Year. A little storm this morning put down enough for a ski at the ocean-side park across the street from our house. It felt great to be back on skis and especially to see the smile on Hazel's face from the joy of sliding on snow. She was so pumped to be back out on her Whitegrass gear! Will do our best to push this cold weather down to you guys and see you soon into the new year. Cheers my friend, Andrew
Dave Saville WG Tomb JUNK JUNK JUNK
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. Rock out at the Purple Fiddle, bed by midnite.
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)
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Bike Co * Blackwater Bikes * WG Race Results * Never cancel due to a weather forecast Kevin Moore * Rescue @ Spruce Knob * Green Wax * Best Places To Ski * Snowshoeing WVpdf. * When you see a wet spot with your skis...hit the gas! * Experience Tucker * Powder Mag WV.pdf * Want a cool business... put xc skiing in front of your name * Canaan.org Blog * Snurfer poaches Mad River * Chaga * There's a container under the bed for the ski money Laura * How WG Got It's Name pdf * Stumptown Ales * Chaga Hunters @ WG * XC Snowboarding * WV Craft Hard Cider * 48 Hrs Tucker * these skis go right up the mtn...not with me on um they won't. Chip and Pat, Fed Ex trucker dropping Rossi skis * Tucker.com * Tip Top Coffee * noise the silence by Joel * Snow Days * Canaan Refuge * East/West Printing * Tele Sale * NWS local Christmas Weather History * Roving WG Reporter * Corny Corn Corn * White Grass Movie * Chase Boys Snow Park Flippo * Morgan Rock Jumpin' * Old stuff links * 24 Hour Hi/Low * Almost Heaven pwdrmg * Chipper Chase pdf * Sue Haywood * Be A Skier * Adele Tonite Show * Highland Market * Salud * Discover Thomas * Bet the rocks at WG are smooth by now Tony D * Driftland Movie * Benefits of XC * F. Almanac * WV chaga * Mtn Music Trail * Chip has a two track mind * WV Food Map * Even bad weather is nice up here Alisa * SIA Nordic On-Snow * NWS improvement * WV Philanthropy * Gauley Rapids * Mother Earth News Fair * Salamanders @ WG * Suitcase Junket * Canaan Foilage * How WG Got Its Name * Snowy Winter Ahead * New WG Events * Off Piste * Local XC Ski Areas * Never cancel due to a weather forecast Kevin Moore * Climate Change @ B'water * Bridge Day * Sue Haywood * East West * Canaan Spruce * Jivaka Wellness Center * Mushroom Mtn * Water's UP? * Augusta Heritage * Clifftop Stringband Fest * Tucker Foundation * Old Timer's Reunion * Burning Man * Our Favorite Ski Movie * Gabe's WV Winter * Salamanders @ WG * Larry Keel * Brew Sky Fest * Shovel will Ski & Livin' the Dream & the noise the silence by Joel * bb biathlon results from 2/22 * Canaan Mtnbike Fest Chip led nature ride * Bicycle Dynamics npr * Highlands Sky Race * Home Is Where The Heart Is by Jess * 40" Mt. Mansfield,VT 5/11 * XC Is Cool * Outdoor Retailer * Maplets * Scarpa T4 & Voile Vector Skis * Eddie Spaghetti Art * Holly Hinkle Art 115 skiable 65 days all 50 km open & 150" snow, started before T'Day ended around Easter...Dec. dry/warm * Banff Film Fest * Uphill Skiers npr * Film Fest Vimeo & Snow Days by Todd * Patch Adams * Sweet place to stay in canaan? * People melted away before the snow * Norwegian flips * Amer. XC Racers Win * Mad River Glen, VT * Hippie Joint WG * Yosemite Chip * Experience Tucker * WG Skinny Skins P'burgh Post * WG Dec WV Mag * Local Mead Mr.Ben * WG Junk Archive Place * Jivaka Wellness Center * Seneca Rocks * Binding Does De Wurk w/ chip * Chaga Mushroom * Seneca Rocks * Wanderlust Festivals * The more focus on a weather forecast the less you go outside and ski. Brent Easton * John Logar Raced AK * Old Town Crier * Easy Come Easy Go * B'Water Sled Run * Learn How To Drive * Frankferd Farms * Nat Geo Chaga filmed in Canaan * xc skiers have cobwebs on their bikes and canoes this springtime of the year * Best thing about winter is that you can always put on more clothes and in spring take them back off * I'm changing the world one nordic skier at a time Randy French * Love WV Craft Beer * I love this Spring skiing! Don't have to worry about crossing water and icing up. Walter * WG Junk Archive Place * Fritz & Athey * Local Wind Farms * WYEP is playing the Decemberists in February * many people to thank...Robbie, Sue, Adam, Mr. Dave, and Zach for freezing fingers while shutterbugging * Refuge Snowshoeing * If it's a good way to spend a day...a great way to spend a life Eddie * WG Race Results * 250 million people can drive here w/in day, we get 250. 1/10,000 of 1% * Patrick said he'd do a lot better if he just went fast as hell and went into a snow bank * As a talented person I find xc skiing very humbling Rebecca * They oughta invent a snowboard that goes sideways....they did 3000 years ago, called xc skiing * skiing the blizzard was like a snow globe, well shaken Andy "James Bond" Stump * Canaan Ski Webcam * there's something wrong with these skis, I keep falling * cheapest psychotherapy I know. Barry * Its gotta rain to snow Allen * the skiing is HEAVEN, there is no "ALMOST" about it Mac Thorton * we'll never share our skiers, all mine * Kids drag their parents to snow worldwide * having put so much into bringing totally legit xc skiing to the southeast and brightening the lives of many along the way. Be well, and see you next season. Kurt * my best childhood memories were sledding * know its good when you're only wearing ski boots * Trip Advisor * NPR Best Songs * East Of Maui * Lifestyle of XC * Nordic Demo Team * Mountaineer Wind Farm * They got the lifts running backwards at WG * Want to move to Colorado then I ski WG...Chrissy * once you get to the top...there's more * Stephan, Nord,.inc.* This is my true Christmas Marstar * converting unsuspecting alpine skiers is my favorite past time * B'water Sled Run is makin' snow now! * Mon. $15 ski Canaan with non perishable food gift...WOW! * XC State Of Industry * Jivaka Wellness Center * Top 50 Albums 2014 * we either have tulips in the yard or three feet of snow this time of the year...or any day in winter * Morgantown Brewery * WG T shirts by East West Printing * Big Timber Brew * Wreath Workshop SUCCESS thanks Dave Saville * New WV Park Chief * Scenic Winter Webcams * Upcoming Winter * Navy leaving WV * Ullr has proclaimed the snow to commence Josh Clarke * Winter has left the building! The note said " I will be back soon" Robbie * that dirt was pretty sudden Eric skiing friday near his house * 27 worker bees sat & 20 sunday = 225 hours this weekend alone and boy the cafe lunches were yummy * Eat, drink, ski, and be merry! Kevin Moore * After reading this, I've decided to cut trap door in my roof. Dave Lesher * Flickr whitegrass * May the winter be with you * Today we stretch fence, tomorrow sweep trails, the next day cross country ski! Six more months of wintery type weather to look forward to * Casey sent great cold freezing windy horrible winter weather news in that Cold Northeast, Interior Mid-Atlantic to Yield Snowy Winter Season * Our daughter's favorite season is winter, due in great part to you. Highland Market * Ol' Whitegrasser art Sean Conroy * WG Rentals Rossignol Evo Trail, Fischer, Alpina skis nnnbc boots by Alpina, Rossi, Madshus, and Fischer, Leki tapered aluminum poles with WG logo * Metal edged skis by Rossi, Madshus, Alpina, Fischer * Tele skis by Voile, Ski Logic and Boots by Scott/Garmont and Scarpa
Rentals including on and off track, child, telemark, backcountry, skating, ski along pulk sled, NNN BC, 75 mm cable, & snowshoes. PSIA lessons, guided tours, NSP ski patrol, telemarking glades, backcountry, full spectrum retail shop, most all ski repairs and service. We have liberal youth trade kids gear programs, equipment upgrading with trades, and used gear for sale everyday of the winter. The cafe will keep you well nourished. We often roll interesting video and music as well as live concerts.
Most important muscle in skiing is the one in your cheek that makes your lips shape into a smile. Dickie Hall
Some of the secrets to slowing down on xc skis is having the skills to create even shape, pressure, and a balanced 50/50 treatment to each ski, never favor or lean and be politically correct to yourself...you have two legs, feet, and two long skis....treat um equally and you will love skiing hills from then on...be flat center in the middle of that well shaped "V". Tilt your skis on edge to cross a sidehill i.e anywhere at WG. Place your weight firmly over each step like monster-giant stomping and again travel forward and be the boss. Basic athletic flexed ankle and knee position throughout your skiing and when you stride your body needs to up out and forward and your knees should lead the way. Concentrate weight and steering to the back ski in the tele turn and you MUST turn the back knee and ski up into the hill.
Aver. Snow ERIE, PA 88" * BUFFALO, NY 93" * TALKEETNA, AK 115" * CANAAN, WV 140" * MARQUETTE, MI 141" * MT. WASHINGTON, NH 260" * TUG HILL, NY 300"
The pure spirit of skiing and the good life is alive and well and living at Whitegrass. 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. Whitegrass is quite simply my favorite ski area in North America. Ski Hard, Play Fair, Have Fun, Dickie Hall (NATO)
All my life, right and wrong tangled, playing with the moon, ridiculing the wind, listening to the birds…Many years wasted seeing the mountain covered with snow. This winter I realize snow makes the mountain - Dogen Zenji
skiing is not a matter of life and death, it’s more important than that
Nothing finer than standing on this great planet! chip