Northwoods Area Trail Work Opportunity on August 11, 2018

Get outdoors with PACCSA and the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group for some summer trail work near the Northwoods ski trails!  We will meet on Saturday, August 11th at the Route 31 pole building parking area (located off of Route 31 at Camp Run Rd., just east of Donagal, PA near the Hidden Valley Ski Resort).  Work will start at 10AM and end around 2:30PM.  Projects will include the construction of a new foot bridge, brushing back trails, reblazing and more.    

Please come prepared for the work day with gloves, protective eyewear, water, and a lunch – be sure to dress for the weather as well. There will be some water and Gatorade provided, as well as granola bars.  DCNR will have a large selection of tools on hand for us to use.  See you Saturday! 

Annual PACCSA Picnic scheduled for Saturday August 25, 2018!!

Join PACCSA for our summer picnic on Saturday, August 25th!  We'll be returning to Laurel Hill State Park this year.  Look for our bright PACCSA and Fischer signs in the groves adjacent to the beach parking area.  We'll kick off at 11 AM with a brief Board meeting to elect officers for the 2018/2019 ski season.  After that we'll be grilling up some hotdogs and hamburgers, playing some games and enjoying everything Laurel Hill State Park has to offer.  This event is open to all PACCSA members and their families.  

Please feel free to bring a food item to share with your ski buddies!  Also, Laurel Hill has a beach for swimming and many playgrounds for the kids. It's a great place to canoe, kayak or paddle-board and there's a concession where you can rent boats.  There are also trails for hiking and mountain biking.  Some of us might also go for a rollerski, so bring 'em if you got 'em!

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group workdays 2018

PACCSA members make an enormous contribution to the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group's work. The Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group is formed of several outdoor organizations who enjoy recreation at Laurel Summit and Laurel Mountain and are willing to help to maintain and improve those places for everyone to enjoy.  

The work days planned for 2018 are 

 

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PACCSA rollerskiers

Lawrenceville (Open Streets June 2018)

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.