The webcams are up!

Webcam pic

The webcams are up, showing the first snow for this season!

It's time to renew your PACCSA membership, dust off your ski gear and get ready to join the fun next weekend.

Thanks to Bob Mazur and Jim South for getting the cams up and running once again, and thanks to everyone who has contributed to the webcam expenses (hardware, phone connection, website hosting).  

Here's a big white blast from the past

Laurel Ridge Work Day & Ski Swap on Saturday, November 9th!

Join PACCSA on Saturday, November 9th for some pre-season fun!  We'll be kicking off the day at 10:00 AM with an all-day Ski Swap in the upper warming hut.  If you have ill-fitting ski equipment/clothing that needs a new home, or are hunting for some reasonably priced gear, this is your chance!  This Ski Swap is a totally free event for anyone interested.   

After you check out the Ski Swap, help PACCSA, the Laurel Ridge Ski Concession and DCNR get the Laurel Ridge trail system ready for snow!  We'll be doing trail work from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM with a focus on clearing the trails of fallen debris, cutting back invasive saplings, and stacking firewood.  There are a lot of trails at Laurel Ridge, so we can use all of the help we can get!  All volunteers for the Laurel Ridge trail clear will receive one free ski pass for the 2019/2020 season.  In addition, upon the conclusion of the trail clear, the Laurel Ridge Ski Concession will be hosting a picnic with hotdogs and drinks.   

For more information, click on this article

Oil Creek State Park ski trail clear days

Oil Creek State Park ski trail workdays are set for Sundays Oct 28, Nov 17 and December 1.  We will be painting blazes, trimming, doing ditch work, clearing downed trees and branches, etc.  Bring gloves and trail tools if you can. Some are provided.  Meet at the ski hut at 1pm.  More details here

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.