Snow conditions history for White Grass

Thank you to all the snow conditions reporters who provide these updates for us.

11 April 2022

Short season that lingered into mid April with 62 skiable days and about 110" of snow. Still lots of excited new skiers that want to try our sport. Lessons and rentals every day along with our 420 season passers. We've been busier than ever in our 40th season in Canaan Valley. Gear is hard to find yet we are hoping to be able to sell some of our fleet next fall and continue with our trade for free youth gear program. Until we all pull the skis out again have a wonderful summer and see you out on snowy terrain before you know it. Thanks and cheers!
Chip Chase7:48 am 11 April 2022

31 March 2022

Goodnight even though snow is still in the forecast...our revolving doors are getting tired. 60 very cheerful skiable days with 99" of fluff. Determined to improve everything for season number forty three next November. Keep the faith and see ya'll out in the woods soon! Cheers.
Chip Chase9:31 am 31 March 2022

30 March 2022

Powder conditions will yield to corn as the strong spring sun cooks the latest crop. So many joyous skiers in this last storm cycle and thanks to everyone of you! Cheers. Remaining open until its water.
Chip Chase8:56 am 30 March 2022

29 March 2022

Foot of wonderful powder bluebird day manna from heaven the best skiers on the planet are here...so should you! Cheers.
Chip Chase8:44 am 29 March 2022

26 March 2022

Wind and snow continue as we are open for the next few days....9" at 4000 feet this eve with more snow forecasted. Should be fun!
Chip Chase8:07 pm 26 March 2022

25 March 2022

Ain't quite dead yet? Well known to re open as we are some of the most dedicated xc skiers that love everything about snow.
Chip Chase11:43 am 25 March 2022

16 March 2022

Spring has sprung, 55 skiable days to date and only 84" snow yet a really busy year with so much new interest in XC skiing and snowshoeing like never before. In my 45 years experience our sport is more popular than ever by far! Excited to upgrade and improve everything we do and come back next winter stronger than ever. Until then see you on the rivers and along trails.
Chip Chase8:53 am 16 March 2022

15 March 2022

Snowfarm offering up a couple of miles of corn snow skiing this week....hangin' in there. Lots of skiers lately getting their kick n glides in before bikes and paddles. Cheers!
Chip Chase7:24 am 15 March 2022

14 March 2022

Thin snow skiing augmented by strong winds and drifting where the snowfarm averages two feet today. Remain open until it all melts or skiers are off on their bikes. Skiable day 53 with only 84" to date. Enjoy Springtime!
Chip Chase8:09 am 14 March 2022

13 March 2022

Lots of drifting yet only 5" snow down here, the snowfarm is HUIGE with drifts that will last most of the week. Snowcat grooming this morning. Other trails thin and skiable especially up and over with caution downhills except the slope. Enjoy this perfect Sunday! Will remain open this week as the snow apparently will melt each day yet may freeze each night.
Chip Chase6:58 am 13 March 2022

13 March 2022

Lots of drifting yet only 5" snow down here, the snowfarm is HUIGE with drifts that will last most of the week. Snowcat grooming this morning. Other trails thin and skiable especially up and over with caution downhills except the slope. Enjoy this perfect Sunday! Will remain open this week as the snow apparently will melt each day yet may freeze each night.
Chip Chase6:57 am 13 March 2022

12 March 2022

Starting to drift as 3"-4" so far yet snowing at report time. We are OPEN for the next several days....YEAH on the return of wintery conditions!
Chip Chase8:32 am 12 March 2022

11 March 2022

Plan to open Saturday 9 am if the weather is watching the weather channel. Will post as early as we should. Make up for lost time. This is fun. chip
Chip Chase8:53 am 11 March 2022

11 March 2022

Plan to open Saturday 9 am if the weather is watching the weather channel. Will post as early as we should. Make up for lost time. This is fun. chip
Chip Chase8:52 am 11 March 2022

1 March 2022

Goodnight Skiers, we have CLOSED as early as ever in our 40 year history. Will reopen for deep snows into April yet until then getting ready for next year! Hoping the ski gear will flow smoother next winter yet not encouraged at this point. Enjoy the off season and back here next December skiing every flake. Cheers!
Chip Chase9:16 am 1 March 2022

26 February 2022

Testing the new Roffefella XPlore boot binding, the future is now! Fresh outa snow locally as our last weekend dinner is scheduled for tonight. Sunday 9 am WV Fat Tire Bike Champs here on frozen ground and the smallest dusting of snow imaginable. After Sunday the 27th we'll likely close until Ullr visits again. Great Birkie weekend to all! chip
Chip Chase8:00 am 26 February 2022

24 February 2022

Ski trails in the Blackwater River so we head next door where a winter of snowmaking keeps the mountain covered in slippery waters. Fat Tire Bike racce this weekend still on tap as we figure out what to do! Hope everyone is having a fun winter.
Chip Chase8:27 am 24 February 2022

23 February 2022

Offering lessons and rentals along strips of the snowfarm at spring sale prices! Filming an instructional video today in order to not go crazy by skiing and doing something. More winter ahead just you wait!
Chip Chase8:41 am 23 February 2022

22 February 2022

XC downhill free clinics with Chip this weekend on the last of the snow...March is forecasted to be colder than normal so please don't put your skis up yet! Snowfarm still open today with grassy skiing in places. 5" at 4000 feet yet not consistent or worth the hike.
Chip Chase8:17 am 22 February 2022

21 February 2022

Snowfarm and upper trails hangin' in with mid 40's and corn skiing season so soon! Rains this week will give us a needed break. Have fun and remain hopeful for more snow and cold!
Chip Chase8:54 am 21 February 2022

20 February 2022

Light snow and winds have brought a bit more winter to Canaan. The snowfarm will save the day today as Froggy PB snowcat does her thing. Lots of fresh powder to till and set track. Picture above with about 11" base where most holiday skiers chose to snowshoe in order to access these areas above the lodge. Two snowshoe walks, today's bb biathlon, burgers and beer, along with free xc downhill clinics by Chip Chase, founder of WG. Expecting lots of folks today! Someone told me a pattern change for colder March coming soon!
Chip Chase5:27 am 20 February 2022

20 February 2022

Light snow and winds have brought a bit more winter to Canaan. The snowfarm will save the day today as Froggy PB snowcat does her thing. Lots of fresh powder to till and set track. Picture above with about 11" base where most holiday skiers chose to snowshoe in order to access these areas above the lodge. Two snowshoe walks, today's bb biathlon, burgers and beer, along with free xc downhill clinics by Chip Chase, founder of WG. Expecting lots of folks today! Someone told me a pattern change for colder March coming soon!
Chip Chase5:27 am 20 February 2022

19 February 2022

If you don't like the weather forecast wait a minute said Mark Twain. We are open by a hair....thin base, skinny powder, icy snowfarm, and are shoveling...forecasted new snow today may save the day. Lots of little events on tap as we attempt to make lemonaide outa all this. Get outdoors and feel better if you can!
Chip Chase6:51 am 19 February 2022

18 February 2022

Warm rains and high winds have taken a large toll yet the snowfarm and upper trails barely hangin' in there at reporting time. Up to 7" snow in the best areas with much less as one nears the lodge at 3400 feet. Will shovel and groom all that we can and update as more info is gathered. Picture above showing around 6" along upper 3 Mile. Have a good holiday ski weekend wherever you are!
Chip Chase8:19 am 18 February 2022

17 February 2022

Just over half of our wide ranging trails open at dawn. Forecasted rain and wind will certainly take its toll. Plan to update conditions as needed so skiers can pack their gear for winter or hiking boots in disappointment. Hard tellin' at reporting time. 12" at 4000 feet this am as we watch it sink and go away. Cheers and we are seeing a warm up next week leading to more snow and cold. Ain't over 'til it's over!
Chip Chase8:26 am 17 February 2022

16 February 2022

Hangin' in there with expected thaw cycle today into Friday am...will issue damage reports asap. Over a foot of base with powder at reporting time and we have our webcam at 4000 feet up and running again. Interesting to watch it sink! Enjoy all snow while its on the trails and expect winter to continue like the groundhogs promised!
Chip Chase8:47 am 16 February 2022

15 February 2022

Powder over base happy skiers galore! A foot of snow on the mountain....full moon fever!
Chip Chase8:54 am 15 February 2022

14 February 2022

Light fluff covers all...Close to a foot of snow in the best areas as we continue to groom and prepare for the holiday weekend ahead! Enjoy as the end is in sight! Grooming 3 Mile trails above in one of our four machines, a new favorite!
Chip Chase6:05 am 14 February 2022

13 February 2022

Two inches new snow just what the doctor ordered as all trails skiable...sweet fortunate end to another blockbuster weekend filled with skiers happily gliding along.
Chip Chase8:47 am 13 February 2022

12 February 2022

Light sleety snow and breezes welcome skiers to a 40KM open ski area. Not perfect yet one can ski from the lodge and head up and out for a full day adventure. Up to 9" snow at 4300 feet. Thanks for supporting Nordic skiing! Enjoy a snowy glide filled weekend.
Chip Chase9:11 am 12 February 2022

12 February 2022

Light sleety snow and breezes welcome skiers to a 40KM open ski area. Not perfect yet one can ski from the lodge and head up and out for a full day adventure. Up to 9" snow at 4300 feet. Thanks for supporting Nordic skiing! Enjoy a snowy glide filled weekend.
Chip Chase9:10 am 12 February 2022

11 February 2022

Still skiing almost the entire mountain yet warmness and rain will certainly will not help. Really hope everyone is getting their skis on snow and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Have a great weekend!
Chip Chase8:25 am 11 February 2022

10 February 2022

Little new snow coats all and pretty sweet as it is kinda warm too! Hope folks are getting lots of skiing and winter enjoyment this winter!
Chip Chase9:02 am 10 February 2022

9 February 2022

North facing high elevation skiing hangs in there....0"-9" some powder over granular, 40 KM open, 10 km closed. Snowfarm next to lodge averages 2 feet of windblown base. Snowcat groomed. Forecasts wild close to rain/snow this week. Mountain State XC Race Results online at WG Daily Report. Cheers and happy skiing to all.
Chip Chase10:08 am 9 February 2022

8 February 2022

Skiing on 0"-6" old and new....barely in many spots, ice and sticks. Pic last eve on the snowfarm near the lodge. Enjoy all snow it must be used....
Chip Chase10:46 am 8 February 2022

7 February 2022

Stable thin yet skiable with base and powder as forecasts lean toward snow a few times this week and weekend. Remain open daily. Picture above some of the racers Sunday where Pittsburgh's Riccardo won the 25 km in 1 hr 24. Rudy second, Sheldon third, and Tim fourth. Bluebird day and deep conditions along the snowfarm. Snowcat groomed anmd fortunate to have the meadows below us that catch large amounts of windblown horizontal snow. Cheers to All! chip
Chip Chase7:56 am 7 February 2022

6 February 2022

Thin yet 100% covered as this winter so many skiers want to get away from the office and inside to challenge themselves. Our Annual Race starts at 11 am and will post results Monday. Cold with light snow forecasted all week so there is hope for more skiing into the best month of the year...February! Go cold, winter, snow, wind, and long nights!
Chip Chase8:20 am 6 February 2022

5 February 2022

Almost 2" fresh light powder coats the thin yet solid bases. 50 km open with some thin and wet cautions yet better as elevation is gained. Full weekend of skiing on tap with a Sat/Sun burger beer offering in the PB shed, full cafe carry out menu, as well as Sunday 10 am free snowshoe walk about climate change and our annual XC race 11 am Sunday. More new snow toward PA hoping all will enjoy another weekend on snow. Next week seems like it will offer up skiing every day. Enjoy!
Chip Chase10:48 am 5 February 2022

5 February 2022

Almost 2" fresh light powder coats the thin yet solid bases. 50 km open with some thin and wet cautions yet better as elevation is gained. Full weekend of skiing on tap with a Sat/Sun burger beer offering in the PB shed, full cafe carry out menu, as well as Sunday 10 am free snowshoe walk about climate change and our annual XC race 11 am Sunday. More new snow toward PA hoping all will enjoy another weekend on snow. Next week seems like it will offer up skiing every day. Enjoy!
Chip Chase8:22 am 5 February 2022

4 February 2022

Most trails remain open and skiable at WG this morning as rains have ended leaving us with 0" to 5" base. Getting icy. Pic above is lower Falls Overlook that leads to deeper and better skiing. 40 km open with 10 km closed. We are shoveling snow and plan to groom as soon as things freeze back up. Just an inch of fresh would make the big difference. Our XC race Sunday 11 am is on, not totally sure of the course yet lots of prizes and it will go off on time and easy to follow.
Chip Chase4:06 pm 4 February 2022

4 February 2022

Rain cooked all that puffy powder to 0"- 5". Still plan to have our Mtn State XC Race Sunday 11 am. May have to loop the snowfarm only where deep snows offer up Snowcat grooming. Froggy PB all set and ready. Webcam and forecasts, etc @ whitegrass.com/report. Hope your snow has survived! chip
Chip Chase9:39 am 4 February 2022

3 February 2022

Hangin' in there as rain and 40 cook and reduce snowpack. 10" up hi down to 4" near lodge. Still plan to have our Mountain State Marathon Sunday @ 11 am, will post info as needed. Picture above on our annual groundhogs day ski near the Ashram Rocks 4250' elevation and a long boring speech over IPA.
Chip Chase10:07 am 3 February 2022

2 February 2022

Snow is slowly sinking yet still powder as Phil saw his shadow with 6 more weeks of winter! About a foot unpacked in the higher woods and less as you ski down. Pic last eve heading down from Roundtop. 25 KM Mtn State Marathon is Sunday 11 am for those that want to wear themselves out. Enjoy the last day of loose snow today as the "R" word will pour down changes.
Chip Chase7:54 am 2 February 2022

1 February 2022

Powder Paradise lives on....fun to see what happens with rain and snow and the weekend! Sunday Feb 6 at 11 am is our 25km Mtn State Marathon. Hope ya'll are getting out there skiing! chip
Chip Chase9:10 am 1 February 2022

31 January 2022

Another great snowy cold xc weekend as the future will be exciting to see what we end up with after warming and rain. Our 25 km XC race will be this Sunday Feb 6 at 11 am, not 1 pm and sorry to have changed the time. I take it for granted that all are happy as clams with this cold snap!
Chip Chase9:48 am 31 January 2022

30 January 2022

Fresh snow brings out the skiers as we continue to provide a safe fun place to ski and snowshoe. Selling off older nnnbc boots from now on, Snowshoe Discovery Tours, Cafe carry out and local burgers in the PB shed with woodstove. Plan on the Mtn State Marathon 25 km race Feb 6 11 am. (not 1 pm) Rain to snow will bring changes later this week. Enjoy and ski ski ski!
Chip Chase8:27 am 30 January 2022

30 January 2022

Fresh snow brings out the skiers as we continue to provide a safe fun place to ski and snowshoe. Selling off older nnnbc boots from now on, Snowshoe Discovery Tours, Cafe carry out and local burgers in the PB shed with woodstove. Plan on the Mtn State Marathon 25 km race Feb 6 1 pm. Rain to snow will bring changes later this week. Enjoy and ski ski ski!
Chip Chase8:21 am 30 January 2022

29 January 2022

Stay warm as our high will be in the single digits. Lots of snow and skiing in the woods where skiers can warm up. Enjoy all these soft conditions as the "R" word for next week ending in snow apparently. Have a great weekend skiing wherever you are!
Chip Chase6:35 am 29 January 2022

28 January 2022

Hope we all get to ski in these powdery cold conditions and perhaps it will bring another February March the same! More snow for today and tonight. We are starting tomorrow to sell off a lot of used nnnbc boots at low prices; bindings, poles, yet very few skis other than lots of 190 cm length. Snowshoe Walk Sunday 10 am and the Ski Hash Sunday 3 pm. Pic above is our '95 Froggie PB widening out the slope in front of the lodge for the weekend skiers. Cafe open as well as burgers in the shed with local Stumptown beer. Party! Enjoy!
Chip Chase8:16 am 28 January 2022

27 January 2022

Snow on snow makes for easy skiing as our winter continues to deliver great conditions. Enjoy it all when you can and thanks for supporting Nordic skiing!
Chip Chase8:51 am 27 January 2022

26 January 2022

Ullr has taken up residence somewhere nearby and seems very pleased with the Appalachians...16" at 4000 feet. Light snow forecasted before another cold weekend. Snowshoe Discovery Walks every Sunday with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Powder telemark tree skiing with 1200 vertical is rippin' good these days!
Chip Chase6:46 am 26 January 2022

25 January 2022

Snowing almost every day with an amazing weekend upcoming, have a good ski time while it's cold on the east coast! Enjoy! chip
Chip Chase8:21 am 25 January 2022

24 January 2022

Wonderful weekend gets better with snow on snow with snow. Enjoy our east coast cold spell and ski your legs off!
Chip Chase9:09 am 24 January 2022

23 January 2022

Stars lined up for a near perfect Saturday of sunny powder skiing. Special events, grooming, delicious cafe, how can one resist? 12" at 4000 feet this morning, out regrooming and ready for a little snowstorm and cold week ahead. Have fun out there everyone!
Chip Chase7:56 am 23 January 2022

22 January 2022

Dreamy xc skiing in the east, lots of coverage, cold, more snow in forecast this week, a full agenda of events and happy skiers! 16" at 4000 feet this mornin'. Snowfarm is snowcat groomed. Have a great weekend winter lovers!
Chip Chase7:56 am 22 January 2022

21 January 2022

2 inches of partly cloudy yesterday as we prepare for a very busy weekend filled with special events, powder skiing, warming temps, outdoor grill, and HAPPINESS! 16" at the 4000 foot stake at reporting time. Cheers!
Chip Chase8:32 am 21 January 2022

20 January 2022

Rain to snow has radically changed the powder to crust. About an inch of new. 6 to 14 inches snow. Grooming a lot! Full on Nordic ski center with sales, rentals, lessons, cafe, special events, 2500 acres and 1200 vertical. Top ten XC centers in the USA Today survey for a decade!
Chip Chase8:18 am 20 January 2022

19 January 2022

8" to 16" powder snow, most trails either groomed or foot packed, lots of drifts! amazing and our PURPLE POWDER ALERT continues! Cheers and get skiing while the iron is cold!
Chip Chase7:51 am 19 January 2022

18 January 2022

18" so far, powder paradise as we groom with the Piston Bully so the snowmobiles can get out there afterwards. 50 km open, 20 km groomed, winds seem to have died off and happy skiing to all!
Chip Chase7:40 am 18 January 2022

17 January 2022

9" new at dawn with a storm still raging....snow everywhere and have fun everyone!!! Snowshoe Discovery Tour 10 am with Chip Chase and Shrimp & Grits lunch special with Chef Owen. Yesh!
Chip Chase7:52 am 17 January 2022

16 January 2022

Snow Pharmacy to the rescue. Days of shoveling and grooming paid off for the Holiday skiers. Wndy and cold this am as we set up for the forecasted storm. Good luck with new skiing opportunities upcoming!
Chip Chase8:03 am 16 January 2022

15 January 2022

Snowfarm picture above where winds catch snow behind the fences. We shovel thin spots, groom, set track. 5 km., 350 feet of vertical, teaching lessons and renting skis. Upper trails are so thin and icy few venture up there. New snow for everyone forecasted will save the day and get everyone on skis. Late start! Happy Holidays.
Chip Chase7:06 am 15 January 2022

14 January 2022

We continue to shovel snow on our 5 km loops next to the lodge. Groomers smooth it all out and we are offering lessons, rentals, demos, cafe, snowshoe walks, and open daily all winter no matter the weather. Up to 4" snow in the high spruce above 4000 feet yet snowshoeing best way as it is icy and thin from heavy water damage last Sunday. Enjoy your holiday weekend and the rest of the winter. Chip and the WG crew
Chip Chase6:46 am 14 January 2022

13 January 2022

Snowfarm shoveled and groomed. Powder skiing for 2.5 miles along the windblown fences and drifts. Upper trails up to 5" yet icy and thin getting there and not recommended. Snowshoers are heading up there daily for the views, woods, and many shelters, usuallt after a loop or two along the snowfarm. Looks like more snow in the forecast and we hope all have a wonderful winter holiday weekend!
Chip Chase7:58 am 13 January 2022

12 January 2022

Snowfarm 5 km where we are shoveling and grooming...elsewhere either snowshoes, expert steel edges, or insane. Up to 6" snow in the best areas yet getting there and back a chore!
Chip Chase9:06 am 12 January 2022

11 January 2022

0"-6" snow on the mountain. Thin powder blew all over the place and we caught nice crop on the snowfarm last eve. Thin fast skiing elsewhere, most trails either closed or so thin uphill only. Snowshoeing is the way to go today! Looks like some light snow in next week and conditions can only improve.
Chip Chase9:10 am 11 January 2022

11 January 2022

Snowing at dark and the upper trails had 4" base so we may have the snowfarm and some other trails open.
Chip Chase12:28 am 11 January 2022

10 January 2022

It was good and then all the rain! Pic here of skiers Sunday chasing raindrops. Snowfarm and upper trails open yet icy although we expect new snows lightly all week. Promise to update conditions report online at WG website. Trying to figure out what has snow or not this morning. Cheers!
Chip Chase8:02 am 10 January 2022

9 January 2022

Raining and it will be fun to see what kind of snow will remain after today, colder this week and a chance of new snow will save the day. Big Saturday with lots of powder snow and sunny skiers everywhere. Happy winter to all!
Chip Chase9:14 am 9 January 2022

8 January 2022

14" snow packing to nice base with all 50 km open and setting track and rolling. Welcome to winter ski season everyone!
Chip Chase5:27 am 8 January 2022