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AlTernative AcTivities

What to do when you’re wondering why you’re here and the natural snow stinks or is nonexistent? 

Gear up for an amazing free and welcome hike up parts of our unbelievable trail system and mountain glades, scenic overlooks, and shelters with wood stoves. Visit the bubbling sand spring on Freeland Road, then telemark ski, night ski, and Nordic ski on man-made snow. Grab a one-way lift ticket at Canaan or Timberline and combine with a Dolly Sods ski-n-hike while you sniff out snow way up high. Fly across the land by ice skate, sled run, tube hill, snowshoe, or horseback. Head out on an adventurous waterfall hike or go animal tracking. Mountain bike in the dirt, fat tire bike on the snow. Gear up for caving, rock climbing, paddling, or offroading. Drink some coffee, stay up late, and go stargazing in some of the clearest skies in the east — our valley is incredibly quiet and peaceful. Visit nature centers and state park facilities, explore the tourist info office, trade and demo XC gear, climb Olson Tower, enjoy a local cafe and shop in a local store, support local artist galleries. 

Whatever you’re into, please stop in for ideas from our qualified local experts. While you’re here, enjoy a ski video and some great music.  We normally stream the best FM station on planet earth…WYEP Pittsburgh PA!

There are many great indoor spaces in the area that make getaways a good time regardless of the weather. Experience the amazing Purple FiddleBen’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 Davis’ 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 anxious to meet you. 

AMAZING!!! Anybody can go to White Grass and have an incredibly fun and memorable experience! Everyone from toddlers to your most experienced skier, they have something for you. The atmosphere is epic, the skiing is epic, the food is epic, everything, EPIC!

— Kohl Aumer

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