The mosT exciTing cross counTry skiing in the easT
WhiTe Grass Touring CenTer The HearT and Soul of Cross-CounTry Skiing in Canaan Valley
Cross country skiing is so fun! You will enjoy our quality rentals, expert lessons, and varied trails. Please walk in, just show up, as we don’t take reservations. We are ready for you! Plan on reduced access to our well ventilated lodge, utilizing our breezeway and its potbelly stove. Fire circles blaze daily near the lodge. Outdoor access to our cafe, 5 johnnie on the spots, and plenty of room on the mountain for skiers. In COVID times, skiers with their own gear have an option to pre pay their area use. Not required.
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 160 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