Summer training

Skiers are made in the summer - well, summer is nearly on the way out, what have you been doing?  Let's see some training photos here (use the contact form to ask for our email address) or on facebook.  Here's Jim Anglin, crossing the finish line of the Mt Davis challenge, earlier in August. Click on the photo or the title to see more PACCSA members' antics and maybe get some inspiration for your own.

LVMG Workdays 2015

The Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Days for 2015 are

Saturday, June 6
Saturday, August 8
Saturday, September 26

More details here

National Bike Challenge 2015

Do you ride a bike? Log your cycling miles for the National Bike Challenge and join Team PACCSA. Our 2014 bike challenge champion Mike Blessington is at the top of our leaderboard once again, and after the first week, Team PACCSA is in 18th place locally. Miles can be logged using Strava, Endomondo, Mapmyride, or directly on the bike challenge website. The bike challenge awards 20 points for each day with over 1 mile pedalled, plus one point per mile, so regular short rides can build up points more easily than less frequent longer rides. There is also a friendly competition between the bike advocacy nonprofits Bike Pittsburgh and Bike Cleveland for the Rust Belt Cup  - and a free beer in June for each mileage target reached.

PA Nordic 2016 - save the date

The 2016 PA Nordic Championships will be held at Wilderness Lodge on Sunday, February 7th, 2016.  The races will include:

5km classic and 10km or 20km skate for adults

5km classic and 5km skate for youth

and choice of 1.2km, 2.4km or 3.6km races for kids.

More details will be released nearer the time.  Mark your calendar now!

PACCSA Rollerskiers

Who's interested in forming a rollerski group?  When and where do you like to rollerski?  Let us know!

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