IN WOODS: 1"- 23"
4000' stake: 17"(slow melting today) 4300' stake: 23"
SNOWFARM: Groomed for track skate and beginners
SKIABLE DAYS: 83
OPEN WITH 50 Km: 61
CAFE: * LUNCH 10:30 - 4 PM * DINNERS SERVED 6 PM - 9 FRI & SAT * NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED
Please Call 304-866-4114 to check on tables and openings if you'd like.
NEW SNOW: trace * Last Snowfall: 4" on 3/3
SEASON SNOW SO FAR: 143" * Oct 8 Nov 12 Dec 26 Jan 42 Feb 51 Mar 4
Km OPEN: 50 with caution...thin and bare spots
Km GROOMED: 30
Moonlight skiing getting brighter every eve toward Mar 16
9 pm TEMP: 39 clear...got in the high 40's today and needed to melt off boiler plate glacier surfaces from last night
SURFACE: Fantastic soft spring corn snow especially along packed trails or tracks already made
BASE: thickest of the season ranging from 1"- 18" according to elevation and exposure
WARNINGS: bare spots and thin along lower trails and trails that have sunny or windy exposure..overall icy today
SEASON PASSERS: Ezra Lebowitz, Buckhannon, WV and Abby McQueen, Davis, WV and Tim Glassmyer, Davis, WV and Mark Vieno, Leesburg, VA * 264 passers
SKIERS YESTERDAY: 275 sat and around 100 sunday w/ many snowshoeing
Ski Patrollers: thanks to Stro, Jeff, Penny, Gisela, Paul, Jason, Gary, Brad, Chip, Joel, Stinky, Mike, locals Dr. Ed Rader, Dr. John Logar (running the AK ididarod!), Dr. Tom Johnson, Dr. Matt Strummin' Lambert as well as other visiting NSPS volunteers.
About as good as spring skiing can get; cool nights, long warm days, blue skies, low humidity, very little snow melting, and it is MARCH! So nice to be outside with more winter coming soon....
Worth The Drive? Blow your mind Tuesday and then Wednesday it all goes back to snow later in the day. The weekend looks cold and wintery as well. Still SO MUCH snow here and now a chance for more powder!
Forest Farewell * Eat, drink, ski and be merry! Kevin Moore * Chip & Laurie's Trailside some openings in Mar.* Surprised on how easily you gain elevation at WG. Erin Chase * WG Vimeo * BRO / WG Clip * Day In The Life
We've been having a great winter here in PA, but nothing beats the ski experience of WG. Elaine Feiss * Eagles Range Larger * Morgan tapped the trees * Jonathan Jessup * Mad River Distiller * Banff Film Fest Morgantown, 4/4
The Great Lakes frozen * XC Canaan Land Milk & Honey * Athey blowin up WG by Todd * Best In Skiing Wash Post * Fat Tues Bike/XC in VT * Reasons XC Ski * In the High Country Joel Wolpert * Four bid Canaan Resort
Lifestyle XC Skiing * Chase Kids * Early WV Ski Pics * Rediscover Canaan * I have been to the mountain and have experienced snow vana. Andy Stump * Cory's Local Massage / Cory's website * Skijorers Aren't Horsing Around
Flickr whitegrass * TipTop Coffee article * Davis History * Thomas History * Can't believe people hibernate in winter Steve Waugeman * Time to buy gear from WG * New Canaan Lodge * Best Little-Known Spots for XC
The Wordsworth Effect
by Joyce Sutphen
Sun is just starting to set on our ski life here. * chippie ski season will officially start when one has to hike to find continuous snow...not yet!
ACCU tells the weather what to do. Todd
Snowshoe Results * E May music * Corridor H Up Allegheny * Things change. Back in the early 1980's you could go to WG and see the trees through the people.* This is more like Norway than Norway Ketil * The Willows Guest Rooms B&B Parsons * I take the Polar Vortex and squeeze it into a bottle and open it up in July and it makes me cool. Carl * Franferd Farm Foods * Kikkan Randall AK wintermoon * Nordicskater.com * Outdoor Josh.com * US Ski Team * WV Highlands Voice Feb Newsletter * Pete Seeger * Chaga * Friends Oil Creek State Park, PA* Andrey XC race @ WG * WG is YOUR home ski area, thanks for your support, without you we are history...* Davis House share * Marcus & Emma will return for another WG Sushi feast * The difference between Norway and WV is that the rednecks ski in Norway Huntley * Ski Logic Tele Skis @ WG * Old poem about ghost and snow sent by French Creek Tom* Davis Chiro Clinic * Athens Bike Shop, OH * Shenandoah Bike Shop,VA * It's a magical world out there Hobbes, let's go exploring Walter * Tip Top Backcountry Films Feb 15 * Chaga * Want a cool business... put xc skiing in front of your name Chip * East West * it's carpe diem when it comes to skiin'...'round here. MB * When the conditions are marginal there is good skiing @ WG Jeff Melnick * Timberline Web Cam * Little snow, lotta fun. WG motto * April WG / Late March / Mad Pow Disease / Sweet WG Soulful by Todd * 150 Reasons Love WV * Go Ski WV * East West * Rediscover Canaan Valley * WG Fosters Region's XC Community * Chip xc Norway 4/14 * New River opens to Bikes WG on PAXC * Easement Protects Randolph County 'Land Bridge' * WV Birthplace Rivers Utube * Nelson Rocks, WV * Cheat MTn Salamander * Weiss Knob Ski Area * Chipper Chase * Snow In Tug Hill, NY sent by Barry S * Speed Up Corridor H * WV Splendor Calendar * Lake Effect Dan Sakura * Highlands VoiceDEC * WV Highlands Conservancy VOICENOV * Colder Winter Farmer's Almanac * PATC helps us! * LATEST FWS WG XC Trail Map * Red Wing Roots Fest * Birthplace Of Rivers * Birthplace Utube * local East West Printing * Wildfire crews home cooked * Maryland Eyes Expanding Wildlands * Latest Smoke Hole Fire * I'm already havin' ski dreams Jeff C * I'm coming on Jan 4 and you will have snow, I have already paid my money. * You're actually skiing, not in control all the time * Local Dance Trail * Jacob Lutz * Trail Side Lodge @ WG year around * XC Ski Book/Mtneer Press * White Room * Local Author Elisa Carbone * Universal Klister * Tucker Facebook * Thomas Popping / Wash Post * Wildflower collections * Boogie-Woogie Aphid * Tyler Elliott Poet * WVU Environmental Research Center * Dolly Sods Pittsburgh * Birch, Walnut, Hickory Syrup alternatives * THe Loft in Davis * Joy's New Cooper House * WAG weather,inc * Photamerica in WV, got interviewed 9/23 * why donchya burn some skis tonight? josh tompkins * Chanterelle Encounter * Seneca House * Mon Forest Grows * Worst Weather Cities / Elkins * WV Island Nat'l Refuge * WV Mammals Sods Porcupine * Leaf Peepers Festival Vic Moore * Ramps In Decline Nils Powder Creek, BC * Geo Opus Hut, CO * Geo Powder Creek * Thomas Zombie Walk * That's hard coming over the top for a downhill skier and I could not find the front of my boot...The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. Rinpoche * lots pics by Robbie, Andy, Sue, Joel & Adam
walk to side footprints deep!
WANTED: snow that is extra laying around, plowed up, or unused...discarded snow of any type ...we gladly accept at our wholesale winter warehouse in Canaan Valley
Send A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
FEARLESS FORECAST:General: I see the overall pattern turning cold after a mild Tuesday and early Wednesday. Wednesday mid-afternoon, an intense cold front and associated disturbance pass through the Canaan high country. Temperatures will plummet with rain showers turning to snow as the storm pulls off the the northeast. Snow and strong winds gusting up to 60 MPH will create white-out conditions at time Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Later at night, the snow tapers off to light snow but dangerous wind chills Wednesday night and Thursday morning dominate. For the rest of the week, I see mostly continued below seasonal average temperatures with some snow again Saturday and Sunday.
Specifics:Wed. (3-12): Rain changes to snow between 2 and 4 pm. Moderate snow at times and strong NW winds gusting to 60 MPH will create blizzard conditions at times. Snowfall 2-to-4 inches above 3,000 feet with some selected higher elevations seeing isolated amounts of 3-to-6 inches by end Thursday morning. Temperatures plummet from the 50's in the morning into the low teens by 8 pm with dangerous sub-zero wind chills. Very dangerous mid-winter conditions will rage in the high back-country above 4,000 feet. Thu (3-13): Very low morning temperatures of -2 F to near zero above 3,000 feet with wind chills -20 F! Light snow and high winds taper off by late morning to early afternoon. Temperatures only in the teens in the afternoon. Fri (3-14): Partly cloudy with temperatures rebounding quickly to the 40's ahead of yet another cold front. Weekend (3-15,16): Another cold front moves through lowering temperatures to below freezing all weekend. Low's teens and 20's and highs 20's to low 30's. Light snow develops Saturday morning and continues into Sunday on-and-off with 2 to 4 inches possible for the 2-day total. Your Fearless Canaan Weatherman
Some of my lovely guests went to Whitegrass for dinner on Saturday night and raved about the lamb. One really raved about the greens that were served with it- I think he said collards- said they were the best he'd ever had. Thanks for helping me make their stay happy and memorable. Laurie and Sarah Elizabeth Hubbard. Joy / Cooper House, Thomas
CRAZY...A random gas pump say this to me. Is it aliens or big brother. Of course. Rocket Robisch
My wife, son and some friends were up there last weekend. Had a blast, of course. Gordon Dalton *
Thanks so much for a great season of skiing. I'm stoked because my 12-year-old grandson now loves the sport. I'm one of the guys whose skis disappeared and I really was so amazed by all the support I got from your staff. Best, Len Shindel
Fun all around Saturday. Adam Issenberg
making my day... .Took this picture of my delicious hot cocoa last night. Our waitress thought it was such a great picture that I should email it to you! Thanks for a great evening with great food! Molly Ramey
This area is the best value of any place I go on vacation Paul Chandler * I left my legs on the trail Susan-Marie Stedman
Gratitude for the glorious gliding, fabulous food, bodacious beer, and hellacious hooch...Pedro and Bridey Jameson, Ligonier, PA
Remember this show like it was yesterday and barely heard them in WDC w/ weak sound system and girls screaming. Helping change the world for the better when it needed it.
Lillies @ WG thanks Neal!
Geo Bell Hok in Poco/Randolph County, WV Read the caption, hit a tree at WG...Geo Bell
Looks like last weekend was a blast! We were up at a small mountain inn in the Catskills of NY for a family wedding, which I guess is an OK reason to miss a purple powder alert. Highlight of the weekend (aside from Mike's sister getting hitched)? The grounds had 18-inches of completely untouched snow and the staff was thrilled to have us ski it. It wasn't White Grass powder, but the evos rocked it, of course :) Nice loop around the property and we got to cut up a small hill. Can't wait to see everyone again next weekend. It's Dan Berger's birthday, so it's gonna be a big one!! - Devin Hartnett
Good meeting you over the weekend. Just wanted to say thanks again for the WV hospitality. Will be sure to bring some nugget nectar your way next time...!- Colby
Another great weekend at Whitegrass! Thanks Chipper and crew for a cool place to ski and hang out. Great music and delicious dinner. Another big thanks to Martin Radigan and Marc Shaffer for the photo class. Gregory Oates
There are two kinds of people in this world, the kind that think there are two kinds of people and those that don't....overheard from Patty climbing from roundtop and she heard it from Nils Larsen
My favorite place in the world to ski, eat, and be with great people. They maintain over 60 km of trails ranging from 3220 – 4436 ft. making for over 1,200 vertical feet to cross country / tele / AT / split board etc. Down to earth, homey, Appalachia good vibes and love. Just ask any of the local guys and gals and they can take you surprisingly challenging terrain. Earn those turns at one of the coolest ski areas in the world… And don't forget to checkout the 'Daily Report' to see current happenings Whitegrass.com...Eric on BRO
got some pow then had some corn pudding for dessert...Paul Sullivan, Floyd,VA * Easily our favorite winter spot and can't think about any better word than magical. Planning two trips next year! Carrie
I had a great time yesterday. It was my first time doing XC...the staff were great (especially Tony, my instructor) and I had fun exploring the trails. Also the lentil load sandwich was SO GOOD. How late in the season will you be open? Do you have a set date or does it depend on conditions? Carlene Gong...'til the fat lasy sings, last year it was April 12th
Ryan shoots his Elizabeth in Saturday's terrible sunny soft snow conditions!
MARTINO!!! Robbie shooting Martin, Abby, and Maisie!
One of the best days ever yesterday in some twenty years of coming to this little Valhalla (in Norse: "land where powder is slain"). Sign on the Round Top chalkboard: "Whitegrass is the center of my universe." Rick Van Noy
Have been meaning to write you all and tell you how much Alice and I enjoyed our time with you all and your beautiful resort. It truly is "spacial." My first time cross country skiing since I was 17 was really fabulous. I came with no expectations and enjoyed every minute of it.
Looking forward to returning soon. Alice is actually coming over for the day tomorrow. Looking forward to our next visit! Cleve
YELP! A casual, fun atmosphere with staff who are passionate about sharing their love of cross country skiing. It has customers who have been skiing there for years. Despite being busy, the staff take the time to give you the individual attention you might need. Take a skiing lesson from Tony, he's an excellent teacher. The trails are beautifully groomed and there are trails for all levels of expertise - rolling trails for beginners to steep downhills through the woods and even a popular old downhill slope. Great food, too. The prices are very reasonable and the friendly owner is not out to make money but instead wants to ensure that people enjoy their visit. *
White Grass is a true gem. We drove through snow and ice on a January night to find this remarkable and most unlikely of restaurants. We are so glad we did! *
Despite a busy Saturday night we were greeted immediately and were seated at a table where we could watch the Celtic musicians play nestled amongst t-shirt racks and cross country ski shoes in this house that doubles as a ski shop when not serving top notch meals. The atmosphere is cozy, warm and so inviting we returned the next night as well. *
Friendly and cozy is all fine and well but White a Grass is serving up the meals to match. I had a beef and Guiness kind of stew that made me feel like I was back in Ireland. There is also a terrific wine and beer list - I never thought I'd be drinking Chimay in West Virginia (no offense). *
If you find yourself anywhere near to Davis, WV go out of your way to visit this unique, delicious and inspiring spot! *
Great place for cross country skiing. I highly recommend this place. Great trails, great rental gear, great food in their lodge. This place is excellent! :-) Ski in the day then hang out and enjoy the live music!
Most all skis have been hot waxed this week and buffed with F4 for max glide and easier turning. We have lots of nnnbc boots on sale for cheap in the breezeway from our rental rack. At least 20% off about anything and we are ready to MAKE A DEAL from now until the fat lady sings...chip
Am coming Saturday and looking forward to it. I was there last on Jan 25 and it snowed on us all day but made for great conditions. Hoping for same this weekend. Here is a pic I took from January, thought I would share. Jeanine
There's WG disciples everywhere. This was at the local "coffee shop" Dan Coogan, Ft. Collins, CO
Athey Lutz by Mechanic Dave * The Birkie had a record crowd of 10,300 skiers this year, along with single digit temperatures, lots of powder and a 15 mph headwind at the end on Lake Hayward. In short, typical Whitegrass conditions! Ray Phaneuf and Cristina Loglio
White Grass is home of the tele turn. Thanks Chip Chase for all the glades cleared with love and might for nords to turn their hearts out! Sue Haywood
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive. Thich Hanh
Say hi to the chili for me! Jonathan Jessup
BB Biathlon Results
February 9, 2014
1) Owen Klimas: 5:30 2) Roland Moylan: 5:50 3) Iris Dubansky: 6:28 4) Ava Stallmeyer: 6:43
5) Sammy Klimas: 8:57 6) Mason Powell: 9:49 7) Mickey Issenburg: 10:18 8) Emma Ujvagi: 10:24
9) Avah Behrens-Wik: 11:54 10) Mia Wheedleton: 12:00 11) Adelaide McCann: 14:46
Also participating: Wyndy Rausenburger
February 8, 2014
1) Bennett Cullison: 14:06 2) Ava Stallmeyer: 17:55 3) Mia Wheedleton: 16:55 4) Colt Coffman: 15:02
5) Max Stallmeyer: 15:51 6) Alex Ornee: 16:00 7) Nash Coffman 17:21 8) Julius Boxer-Cooper: 22:04
9) Mason Powell: 26:19 10) Nate Powell: 37:27
January 18, 2014
1) Stephen Vieno: 5:50 2) Flynne Schierkoll 18:44 3) Gabe Schierkoll 19:40 4) Ozzie Connerman 20:54
Also participating: Harrison Parsons, Culton & Marilyn & Eric Brown
January 5, 2014
1) Ian Brown: 5:00; 2) Case Eshelman: 5:15; 3) Chase Sutton: 5:18; 4) Owen Klimas: 6:27;
5) Christopher Brown: 7:29; 6) Nikolas Ivanov: 8:33; 7) Sammy Klimas: 9:44;
8) Avan Behrens-Wik: 10:27; 9) James Ivanov: 10:49; 10) Emma Aujvagi: 10:55;
11) Iris Dubanski: 11:04 12) Amelia Sutton:
WG newest skier...Friday night at 9:14 we welcomed Maisie Elizabeth Radigan to our family. She was 6 lbs 11 ounces. Mom and baby are doing well. martin and abby
Good times! As always, had a blast. Joe Sizemore
Mountain State Marathon Results January 26, 2014 ...when you nurture and develop a race over 32 years you get 20 racers, will send them to the Marine Corps Marathon to bolster numbers.
1) Roland Moylan, Oakland, MD, 15:50
Women's 25K Classic
1) Michelle Kelly, Pittsburg, PA, 2:35
Men's 25K Classic
1) Sean Kelly, Pittsburg, PA, 1:51 2) Louis Hart, Wheeling, WV, 2:33 3) Keith Fredlake, Gainsville, VA
Women's 25K Skate
1) Alicia Cruz-Uribe, State College, PA, 2:03
Men's 25K Skate
1) Vince O'Connell, Athens, OH, 1:27 2) Andrey Revyakin, Ashburn, VA, 1:28 3) Greg Haskay, State College, PA, 1:35
4) Don Nichter, Carlisle, PA, 1:53 5) Brian Joly, Pittsburg, PA, 1:56 6) Newt Rogers, Oakland, MD
Women's 10K Classic
1) Charlie Waters, Canaan Valley, WV, 0:55 2) Leah Fredlake, Gainesville, VA
Men's 10K Classic
1) Rick Balestri, Washington, DC, 1:06 2) Will Spaulding, Charlottsville, VA, 1:11 3) Stephan Moylan, Oakland, MD, 1:18
Women's 10K Skate
1) Andy Notopoulos, Red Creek, WV, 0:44 2) Sue Haywood, Canaan Valley, WV 0:46
Men's 10K Skate
1) Mark Simonin, Parkersburg, WV, 1:07
A tribute to our friend Scott Pleban, who has won this race many times and was hit by a car cycling and is still in a year long coma.
Always nice to be in the Wasatch but the snow is kinda rotten here. You all are loving the great snow and the even greater SMILES. Looking forward to being back there to enjoy it with you all. Ps the good folks at Winter ildlands Alliance send you their best. Johnny * Skiing in NOVA Kathy Sawyer
Here in Saranac Lake there isn't much snow but there's a lot of ice. Tomorrow we'll try to ski but today we got a time-lapse of the ice palace being built. Check it out if you have time, it's kinda quirky: Miss you, see you soon! Vicky and Eric
So psyched for you guys right now! Looks like a great weekend had by all. We are jonesing for it here - two weeks of high pressure and skinning over bare (wind scoured) ground on the way to the continental divide to sniff out powder. Last weekend, we bachelor partied it up in Marble, where we certainly enjoyed the benefits of prolonged high pressure (see attached photo on Marble Point with some familiar faces). If you haven't been there, it's WELL worth the effort. Enjoy all the POW! Richard
Chip - thanks for everything at Whitegrass. It was a fantastic......Nate and Chuck Critchfield and all of Harrison County Special Olympics
Thanks for the snowshoe event on Monday - my wife broke part of her femur when she was young --- So the joy she had when there was a winter sport she could participate in was incredible Here is an interesting article ahead of Sochi Philip Boit and Bjorn Daehlie: Cross-country friends *
As Zimbabwe and Togo prepare to make their Winter Olympic debuts in Sochi, Kenya's first international skier recalls the unexpected friendship that turned him into a poster boy for snow sports in Africa John M McGrath
I was over-planning for my 2nd ever trip to White Grass when I found the webcam, and saw the host provider keeps a backlog of images back about a month. I had some time to kill at work so I scraped the pictures and turned them into time-lapse videos. Turned out cool, so I put music to it and added to Youtube. I made these "unlisted", so only someone with the link can find them. Hope you like! .youtube.com *.youtube.com * See you February 1st. * Derek Pangallo
Everybody who skis West Virginia MUST make a stop at Whitegrass. That is absolutely non-negotiable. Moonshine and stoke and nobody does that better than Chipper! Famous Skiers Blog
New Corridor section completed we are now on the far side of town Cary Reed * Every time it snows I don't miss living in Canaan Reese in Elkins * plenty of time before April powder skiing Chris Good
Oliver, Erin, and Janie...Chip's vermont family
RESORTS SEE NEED FOR UPHILL SKIING POLICIES : Ski areas across the USA are in an uphill battle to get a grip on the growing number of snow sports enthusiasts who use the resorts' plowed roads, facilities and groomed slopes without chipping in on the costs by purchasing a lift ticket. Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, WA, is going through a public comment process to draw up rules and consider setting fees for uphill travel within the downhill skiing concession area it leases from Mount Spokane State Park. "Mostly it's a safety issue," said Brad McQuarrie, the ski area's general manager. "But there are lots of thoughts on how to deal with it." On the other coast, Killington, VT (and by association Pico) has formalized its ongoing relationship with folks that like to earn turns on their nicely produced and manicured product. The move is likely to impact the evolution of on-resort uphill skinning throughout the East, according to Ski The East. The past policy depended on who you talked to, what mood they were in that day, and various interpretations of state and resort policies. Also perhaps how long it had been since the last "close call." Killington's policy set routes to be used and requires a pass. Those who do not have a downhill season pass need to buy a $20 pass. Some other examples: The dramatic increase in uphill trekking in Sun Valley, ID, bans uphill skiers during operating hours, 9am – 4pm; Big Sky and Bridger Bowl, MT prohibit uphill travel in the ski areas; Whitefish, MT has designated two routes uphill skiers may use to access powder runs under their own power. The U.S. Forest Service proposed a rule change this winter that would allow ski areas that lease lands from the federal agency to charge a fee for the uphill skiers. The issue came to a head at eastern resorts two years ago during low snow conditions that prompted uphill adventurers to vie for the same ribbons of man-made snow where resorts' paying customers were descending. Find a link to more information on our Facebook page.
BB Biathlon Results January 5, 2014 * 1) Ian Brown: 5:00; 2) Case Eshelman: 5:15; 3) Chase Sutton: 5:18; 4) Owen Klimas: 6:27;5) Christopher Brown: 7:29; 6) Nikolas Ivanov: 8:33; 7) Sammy Klimas: 9:44;8) Avah Behrens-Wik: 10:27; 9) James Ivanov: 10:49; 10) Emma Aujvagi: 10:55; 11) Iris Dubanski: 11:04 12) Amelia Sutton (? lost in translation)
< Best whitegrass lead photo ever!!! He represents all that Whitegrass stands for. Loyalty, love, dependibility and the good vibe. My kids always ask how he is doing. Dude of the decade nominee. Chris Wellborn (Melon Collie 15 winters and still goin')
Paul Sully dave markgraf
ASPEN, VAIL TICKET PRICES SOAR; SNOW GETS PARTIAL CREDIT : Aspen Skiing Co. is charging its highest price ever for a single-day, walk-up lift ticket, thanks in large part to good early conditions that it touts as once-in-a-generation, according to published reports. The SkiCo boosted its single-day, walk-up ticket price to $119 last weekend once all of its ski areas were open. A lift ticket is good at all four mountains - Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. The window price is climbing to $124 per day starting today, according to company spokesman Jeff Hanle. It will be reduced to $119 after the holiday period and then go back to $124 during Presidents Day weekend and spring break. Vail Mountain typically runs neck-and-neck with Aspen for the highest lift-ticket price in Colorado.Vail will charge $129 for its walk-up window price for a single-day lift ticket over the holidays if it isn't purchased one week in advance, according to a sales representative. ( The sky is the limit and let me tell you it feels really good to charge a fair price rather than the highest....I have to live with myself.)
Holiday Greetings from Juni, Janie, and Oliver up in Vermont (Chip's grand kids!)
32nd Jack Frost * Thanks to the Nook, Mtn. State, Blackwater, Morgantown, and Chestnut Brews
Powder Mag. * Hope you guys had a fantastic Jack Frost and are catching some of the precip from the winter storm. Just wanted to say hello from my new home in Driggs, ID! It was -25 the other night, but that means light and fluffy snow, and we have a pretty solid 50 inches at the base of Targhee. I've got tons of space for guests so come on out for a visit and please, extend the welcome to all my friends at WG. Miss you guys! Love Gabby (pic from Super Sandy, WV 11/12)
The weather around here is like watching stock futures Skippy Dan * Pickens, WV (1950) Maximum snowfall from a single storm (state) A total of 57.0 inches.* We are inspired by ideas on TED.com
hi school buddy Mark Greenhouse/npr Chip, Thesbian 1971 Mt Vernon,VA three up from big finger holdin' playwright and actor Bob Zudicker * My sister's class president, our neighbor in hi school, Mt. Vernon / Yahoo's Tim Koogle.
check out the dream time shark byte video that we toured with master wood worker tele guru Rocket Robish / Bayliss Boats, NC
Just want to say that I have enjoyed taking my girls 9 and 11 out to Whitegrass for XC skiing the past month. With Whitegrass you have created a scene of serenity, an ambiance of friendliness, and a space for young people to appreciate nature and simplicity. Thank you! My daugther Mia Kristensen from yesterday, feeding the Black-capped Chickadee on the 3-mile run. All the best, Peter
Planet White Grass by Marc Shaffer
good times !! P Sully
Ruthie East West ad queen... saw you skiing and singing Chip, you looked like the energizer bunny of to-do trail work! My friend amy and I had such a nice day in your snowy world there. Thank you for curing my cabin fever. xoxo Frances Cole Toro
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 on task to get a sign and overlook area south of Canaan Valley
Facebook Remembering Old Canaan ...Chip Chase videotaping the mountainbike trials events - barefooted no matter the rocks underfoot or the weather. Roger Bird
...where'd it go? WG Archive Tomb Page JuNk * 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.
Average Snowfall: CANAAN VALLEY, WV 140" * ERIE, PA. 88 * BUFFALO, NY 93 * TALKEETNA, AK 115 * MARQUETTE, MI 141 * MT. WASHINGTON, NH 260
Kid's Free Trade In XC Gear $250
Kid's Free Tele Trade In Gear $575
Adult Trade In XC Gear $350
Nothing hardens the muscles and makes the body so strong and elastic,
lightningboards.com woodenskis.com* Work in progress. Check it out Colleen* Early ski days in Davis Wendel Allen My gallery is Dolly Sods Views. Mary Ann * Chase Kids Couloir Article.pdf * Zanny Nordic Website xczone.Davis National Highlights USA Today * Amazing Snow From Mr. Dave * Pocahontas County has average mean elevation of 3219'"...cross-country skiing through that utterly magical snow encrusted pine forest this past winter was enough to make a grown person weep with awe." Susan Moundsville, WV
Our senior Senator, Robert C. Byrd, is fond of noting that: “West Virginia is one of the most beautiful and unique places. It is the most southern of the northern and the most northern of the southern; the most eastern of the western and the most western of the eastern. It is where the East says good morning to the West, and where Yankee Doodle and Dixie kiss each other good night!” Indeed, West Virginia is a most beautiful and unique place. And with the introduction of our legislation, “Wild Monongahela: A National Legacy for West Virginia’s Special Places, we are striving to keep it that way” Hon. Nick Joe Rahall introducing the new WV Wilderness BillVideo To Waste Time With
Ullr is a Norse god of skiers
When winter is a no-show in the mid-Atlantic region, count on West Virginia's Dolly Sods Wilderness, four hours west of Washington, D.C., for a healthy dose of the real thing. Perched on a 4,000-foot tableland in the Allegheny Mountains, the Sods averages more than 12 feet of snow each year. Wind permitting, follow the Breathed Mountain and Big Stonecoal trails into the high plains, with their decidedly Western feel. White Grass is known for some of the best and most extensive cross-country skiing on the East Coast, with a natural foods cafe that attracts nearly as many fans. All 31 miles of the center's varied trails, half of which are groomed, are open following the weekend storm. A one-day trail fee was $12 for adults; rentals were $12 on weekdays and $15 for weekends and holidays.(Wash Post) Total # of Trails: 44 with 50KM, 30 KM machine groomed Beginner 30% Intermediate 55% Advanced 15% Top Elev.: 4436' Base Elev.3250' Vertical Drop:1200' Terrain Features pretty challenging constantly varying open hardwood glades, pastures, mountaintops, old ski area runs, railroad grades.
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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
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