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 Very little rain yet reached 50 yesterday…snowpack has settled. All trails remain skiable. About a foot of cover in the high spruce. Happily offering up quality ski rentals, lessons, demos, cafe yummies, and sales every day. Amazing staff and wonderful customers. Skiers with own gear can buy area use online or pay upon arrival. 

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Ski Info

1/27 1:00 pm 28 occasional flurry SURFACE coating on hard pack PACKED BASE 2″ – 6″  CAUTION icy Km OPEN 50 Km GROOMED 25 SNOWFARM drifted with track/skate lanes Nat’l Nordic (4200′- 4463′) 6″- 12″  SKIABLE DAYS 61 w/ 50 KM 34 SKIERS YESTERDAY 16

Snow Info

NEW SNOW 1/2″ Last Snowfall 1/2″ 1/20 4000′ stake 11″ 4300′ stake 12″ Snow so far 62″  Nov 7 Dec 35  Jan 19 * WG Ski Report 1/27  * Penna XC SnoCountry * Fearless Forecast Jan 27

White Grass Café to Go Lunch
 Open 11:30 – 4:00 Daily

  • Dinner To Go 5:30 – 8:30 pm  Jan 30 Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice, Naan Bread and Raita * Saag Paneer with Rice, Naan Bread, and Raita* Cafe Jan. Dinner Menu

Ski bones leading back into winter year after year 

Season Passers: Optimism Easier With You

Melissa Borowitz Davis WV and Art Cerami Baker WV and Anatola Bushkin Davis WV * 431 Supporters of XC Skiing

Volunteer Ski Patrollers: Gisela, Stro, Adam, Ben, Jeff, Penny, Paul, Jason, Gary, Brad, Chip, Joel, Janelle, Liz, Krissy, Mike, John, locals Dr. Ed Rader & Dr. Tom Johnson. Safer skiing thru National Ski Patrol

Upon Being Asked Why Norway? Why the Birkie? By Cheryl Denise

Because in 1206 the King’s infant son Haakon was abducted
and two Birkebeiners, so called for their birch leggings,
skied through a civil war to save the baby.

Because when I was thirteen,
we skied at Carl Dettwiler’s farm and the next Saturday
Dad bought cross-country skis for our whole family.

Because those two warriors skied through a blizzard,
over mountains, from Lillehammer to Trondheim,
to the throne, cradling little Haakon.

Because it’s our twenty-fifth anniversary
and we want to go somewhere.

Because I made it through the winter of 2014.

Because I like to think I could be someone else
in a faraway place.

Because Trump doesn’t care if I leave the country
and I don’t care if I can’t come back.

Because seven thousand skiers will iron-in wax,
cool and scrape, brush and polish,
don eight pound packs, as if carrying Haakon,
and ski 54 km, the distance to safety.

Because the crowds will dig out snow forts
carve out couches, cover them in deer skins,
ring cowbells and cheer, “heia, heia, heia.”

Because when Haakon reigned peace was restored.

Because we share history,
a reason to go forward,
uphill, downhill, to rise after falling.

Because in Norway everyone skis
and they are the happiest people in the world.

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