Laurel Mountain Trail Days 2014

The Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group trail work days for this summer are

See the individual events pages for more information. To receive work day updates by email, register with DCNR (specify Forbes State Forest as the location).

PACCSA Rollerskiers

Who's interested in forming a rollerski group?  When and where do you like to rollerski?  Let us know!
You might enjoy reading this beginner's guide from FasterSkier.com's Mark Vosburgh.

National Bike Challenge 2014

This year we have a PACCSA team for the national bike challenge!  If you ride a bike during the summer, please join the team.  Log your miles and watch your place on the PACCSA leaderboard and the team's place on the national team leaderboard.  It's all in fun, and if you pass through Pittsburgh you can stop in at OTB cafe and pick up a free beer, thanks to their pedal for pints program, if you've earned one (the first one is easy).  You'll need to create an account on nationalbikechallenge.org, but if you already log your exercise using endomondo or mapmyrun, the bike challenge site can sync with those automatically.

2013-2014 Membership Prize Draw

Thanks to donations from Seven Springs, REI and #1 Cochran, PACCSA was able to distribute some gifts to members chosen at random from new and renewed memberships during the past season.  The winners were Peter E, Mark M, Jack H, Dana D, Donald B, Barbara B, Keith J, Patrick S, Brian J, Jim S, Linda L, Kathy S, Thomas B, Brandon P, Jack M, George H, Christopher S, Kingsley G, Lora W, Alan K, Bernie R, Kelli M, and Neal D.

Thank you all for supporting PACCSA.

Ski Storage Preparation

As the first day of spring arrives PACCSA reminds you how to properly store your skis in the off season. When ski season is over, make sure that you properly prepare your skis for summer storage. If you don't, the bases may dry out, which will decrease their performance. You also want to have your ski equipment ready to go next winter when the snow starts to fall. For skate skis, wax the entire base; for classic skis, wax the glide zones. For the kick zone, you can cork on a soft kick wax .

Grooming equipment grant from Westmoreland County

PACCSA wishes to thank the Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program for a grant of $2000 towards the purchase of additional grooming equipment for Laurel Mountain.  The grant is administered through the Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau.

Webcam grant from Somerset County

PACCSA wishes to thank the Somerset County Tourism Grant Program for a grant of $1839 towards the replacement of the webcam equipment at Laurel Mountain.  The grant is administered through the Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau.