Trail Clear and Ski Swap this Sunday!!

Kick off the ski season with PACCSA this Sunday, November 19th at the Laurel Ridge Cross Country Ski Center!  From 10 AM to 2 PM, we'll be having a Ski Swap in the upper warming hut.  This will be a great opportunity to sell your old gear, or maybe find something new.  Come take a look to see what's on offer!  There is no fee for sellers and admission is free.     

Also beginning at 10:00 AM, we'll be teaming up with the Laurel Ridge Ski Concession and DCNR for a Trail Clear.  There's a lot to do, so we need as many volunteers as we can get!  We'll be focusing on stacking firewood for the warming huts, cleaning out drainage pipes and culverts, and clearing the trails of any fallen limbs or debris.  All volunteers for the trail clear will receive one free ski pass for Laurel Ridge.  There will also be random prize drawings for everyone who helps out.  At noon, the Laurel Ridge Ski Concession and Lucky Dog Cafe will be providing lunch with soup and warm drinks.       

Notes for all trail work volunteers -  We'll be working rain or shine...or snow!  Please bring work gloves and hand tools such as loppers, clippers, bow saws, and rakes.  If you don't have any of these tools, don't worry!  There will be plenty of extras.  Dress appropriately for the weather (it looks like it might be snowing on Sunday).  With everyone's help, we'll have all of the trails clean and clear for the season's first big snowfall!     

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'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.