2018 PA Nordic Championships Canceled

Unfortunately the weather has not favored us and so the PA nordic championship races are canceled for 2018.  Special thanks to PACCSA's volunteers, Wilderness Lodge and all of the sponsors who worked with us to put together the region's premier cross country skiing event.

We will try again next year.

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!

Forecast FYI

Screenshot of ski area map

The local forecasts from the National Weather Service are linked to our ski area map - click the balloon for the ski area of interest and then click 'Forecast'.  There is also a collection of links to various weather forecast websites on the pages for the PACCSA webcams at Laurel Ridge and Laurel Mountain including the NWS's new interactive map of predicted snowfall depth. 

Good luck, German!

Rollerskiers on the Hot Metal Bridge

Already enthusiastic supporters of the US (and in some cases, British) cross country ski team(s), some of the PACCSA rollerskiers are also rooting for a second or third team at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Mexico! 

Click here to read more and see a much better photo

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.