The mosT exciTing cross counTry skiing in the easT
WhiTe Grass Touring CenTer The HearT and Soul of Cross-CounTry Skiing in Canaan Valley
We are a walk in anytime, no reservation ski area with lessons and rentals every day at anytime. Excited especially for newbies which is our specialty. Everything you’ll need to be xc skiing within minutes. Expect very little wait to be on snow with skis or snowshoes. Off we go!
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are fun, healthy, and inexpensive ways to spend your free time during the winter months. Since ’79, we have taken pride in our wholesome natural foods cafe, unique and laid-back atmosphere, curvy exciting trails, and backcountry ski specialty shop. Our day lodge provides backdoor access to some of West Virginia’s most treasured high country.
Whenever strong northwesterly winds dip down from Canada and cross the Great Lakes, we whiten up with 140 annual inches of powdery fluff. Originally built as the Weiss Knob Ski Area in 1959, White Grass now boasts over 50 km of maintained trails ranging from 3,220 below the lodge to 4,463 feet at Tucker County’s high point atop Weiss Knob. That’s over 1,200 vertical feet to cross country up and over!
Discover Cross CounTry Skiing
Discover why Cross-Country Skiing is one of the most wonderful winter sports that can last a lifetime. Besides being healthy and challenging, it burns up very little of our world’s resources. Our entire ski area’s electric bill averages less than yours at home. Guess who’s burnin’ up all the energy in this sport? Cheers!
— Chip, Laurie, and the White Grass Staff