Join PACCSA Online on October 21st for the Annual Meeting!!

Do you love the snow and have an interest in helping out our region's Nordic skiing community?  If so, please consider joining the PACCSA Board of Directors for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

This year's Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 21st beginning at 6:30 PM.  We will be meeting virtually/online via the "Zoom" platform.  Details on how to join the "Zoom" meeting will be posted earlier in the day on October 21st.    

The primary purpose of the PACCSA Annual Meeting is the election of officers for the 2021/2022 ski season.  All active PACCSA members are encouraged to participate in the Annual Meeting and are permitted to make nominations and vote.  This is also a great chance to meet PACCSA's leadership, voice opinions on issues important to you, and volunteer for important committee positions.  We're always looking for people willing to help out!!

See you on October 21st!!


James A. South

President - PACCSA

Head Coach - PACCSA Yellowjackets Youth Program

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day on Sept 25th

This is Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group’s final group work day of 2021, and coincides with Public Lands Day. 

Plan to meet at the Laurel Mountain warming hut at 9:30AM to work within the Laurel Mountain division of Forbes State Forest. If you’re a new volunteer to Forbes, please sign up online to be a DCNR conservation volunteer.

Projects for this work day include:

Rearmoring wet sections of Fish Run Trail (between old gas well and Linn Run Road) ~200 yards
Remove small amount of graffiti from Beam Rocks
Brushing back Darr and Brant Trails (entire trails)
Firewood cutting
And more!

Please come prepared to the work day with sturdy boots, long pants, work gloves, eye protection, and any other comfort items you may need. Please note that we will not be hosting a volunteer appreciation dinner this year, however, we will instead have volunteer ‘snack bags’ for you to grab and take with you out onto the trails. These snack bags will include prepackaged trail mix, cheese, meat sticks, granola bars, etc. As always, water and gatorade will be available. Our friends at REI have graciously donated several prizes to be raffled off at this work day as well.

If you have any questions please reach out to either Rachel Mahony or Ed Callahan at Forbes District Office, 724-238-1200

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.  And advice on braking.        Read more

Random photo from the PA Nordic Challenge