2018 PA Nordic Championships

Registration is open!

The Pennsylvania Nordic Championships will be held at Wilderness Lodge in Wattsburg, PA, on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 between 9 AM and 12 PM.  There are events for everyone, including kids races, classic races, and skate races. 

More details here

Are you a PACCSA member?

Now is a GREAT time to renew your PACCSA membership!   Memberships are valid for one calendar year - get the most out of yours by renewing before the season starts.  You will be ready to show your membership card at White Grass or Wilderness Lodge and able to take advantage of the discounted trail fees, ski gear and more offered to PACCSA members. 

PACCSA members also know that they are putting some financial support into their local cross country ski club, whose Board Members and Volunteers put a lot of time and hard work into bringing you two lovely webcams, groomed trails at Laurel Mountain, free lessons, the Yellowjackets kids ski program, the PA Nordic Championship races, a host of information on our website, and more.  Thank you for your help!

What is Ski-O?

On Sunday 7 Jan 2018 the Western PA Orienteering Club is holding a ski-orienteering event at Laurel Ridge.  If you're not familiar with orienteering, you are missing a treat.  Orienteering is a kind of outdoor treasure hunt, using a map and compass (no electronics!) to find a series of flags, and is suitable for anyone who can walk through the woods.  Ski-O is the winter version... more info here

PACCSA rollerskiers

We have email and garmin connect groups for PACCSA rollerskiers, and a few of us meet in or near Pittsburgh most weeks. Let us know if you'd like to join us.

You might enjoy this beginner's guide from FasterSkier.com's Mark Vosburgh, the longer rollerskiing guide from AXCS, or this amazing agility training video from CXC.

PA race shirts for sale

We have some extra race shirts available for $15 each in sizes S to XL.   They are lightweight, tech wicking fabric, and a nice high visibility green which will stand out in traffic - ideal for rollerskiing or cycling etc.  Here we have Naomi and Matthew modelling size S.  If you'd like a shirt, contact Jim.