Looking forward

The PACCSA Board of Directors has been busy putting together plans for our activities this coming season.  We will share those as soon as they are ready.  The webcams and conditions reports will be operating as usual. 

If you'd like to take one more nostalgic look at last season's collection of snow reports before the annual clean-out, check here and do it soon.   

Thank you to all those who post snow reports, groom the trails, look after the webcams, teach new skiers and help keep cross country skiing a wonderful thing to do.  The photo is from Mark Lawrence at the Art Roscoe Loppet in NY.

2020 PA Nordic Championship Race Recap!!

Pamela McCormick racing to her 3rd consecutive PA Nordic Champion title!

Despite one of the worst snow seasons in Pennsylvania history, 73 enthusiastic skiers from the Keystone State, Ohio, New York, Maryland and Minnesota gathered at Wilderness Lodge on Sunday for the 2020 edition of PACCSA’s Pennsylvania Nordic Championship races.  Click on this article for a full recap of the exciting races! 

Race Results

A big thanks to everyone who raced with PACCSA today!

For complete lists of today's race results, click the link below! We'll be posting a full race recap soon!


PA Nordic Championship Races Set for 2 Feb 2020

The 2020 PA Nordic Championships are scheduled for SUNDAY 2nd February 2020 at Wilderness Lodge.  

The race page is here and more information will be added as the day approaches.  Save the date!

PACCSA ski lessons

PACCSA ski lessons take place at Laurel Ridge State Park throughout the winter, usually on Sundays at 1pm, conditions and volunteer schedules permitting.  Keep an eye on the lesson page for more information, and the up to date list.  The lessons are also shown in the events calendar.  

Other lessons

There are a few DCNR ski lessons in other PA state parks, and some of the managed ski areas offer private lessons - call ahead to be sure.

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.  And advice on braking