Laurel Mountain Trail Work This Saturday!

Saturday, June 3 is National Trails Day!  To celebrate, PACCSA is teaming up with the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group (LMVG) to work on the cross country skiing trails at Laurel Mountain.  Everyone who helps out will be entered in a raffle for prizes generously donated by REI.  We plan to repair and armor wet areas and erosion damaged segments of the Bill Alberts and Towhee trails.  

Meet us at the Laurel Mountain warming hut beginning at 9:45 AM.  DCNR will have light snacks, water and Gatorade for all participants.  Make sure to bring work gloves and a bagged lunch.  Tools will be provided by DCNR, but feel free to bring loppers, hand pruners and trimmers if you have them.   

Your volunteerism and hard work during the off-season ensures that we'll have the best possible trail conditions when the snow returns! 

PACCSA rollerskiers

Schenley Park

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.

LMVG Workdays 2017

The Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group workdays planned for 2017 are: 

Saturday, June 3 (National Trails Day) at Laurel Mountain
Saturday, July 29 - Route 31 pole building
Saturday, September 30 (National Public Lands Day) - Laurel Mountain warming hut

Interested in becoming a volunteer but not yet registered? Sign up here

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.

2017 PA Nordic Championship Race Recap!

The 2017 edition of PACCSA’s Pennsylvania Nordic Championships took place on February 5th, 2017 at Wilderness Lodge in Wattsburg, PA.  After last year’s poor snow season, combined with this January’s snow drought, fitness was a concern for many racers.  Despite this, over 100 skiers participated in hotly contested Classic, Skate and Kids’ events.  Limited snowfall and a recent thaw had forced the cancellation of the Highmark Quad races a week earlier, and for a time, it looked like PACCSA’s race might need to be rescheduled.  However, the snow gods and expert groomers at Wilderness Lodge combined to prepare an absolutely flawless course.  Click here to read the whole story!