2013-2014 Membership Prize Draw

Thanks to donations from Seven Springs, REI and #1 Cochran, PACCSA was able to distribute some gifts to members chosen at random from new and renewed memberships during the past season.  The winners were Peter E, Mark M, Jack H, Dana D, Donald B, Barbara B, Keith J, Patrick S, Brian J, Jim S, Linda L, Kathy S, Thomas B, Brandon P, Jack M, George H, Christopher S, Kingsley G, Lora W, Alan K, Bernie R, Kelli M, and Neal D.

Thank you all for supporting PACCSA.

Ski Storage Preparation

As the first day of spring arrives PACCSA reminds you how to properly store your skis in the off season. When ski season is over, make sure that you properly prepare your skis for summer storage. If you don't, the bases may dry out, which will decrease their performance. You also want to have your ski equipment ready to go next winter when the snow starts to fall. For skate skis, wax the entire base; for classic skis, wax the glide zones. For the kick zone, you can cork on a soft kick wax .

Grooming equipment grant from Westmoreland County

PACCSA wishes to thank the Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program for a grant of $2000 towards the purchase of additional grooming equipment for Laurel Mountain.  The grant is administered through the Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau.

American Birkebeiner Race 2014

Cold, very cold conditions and a foot of snow in 24 hours did not stop PACCSA members David Bozak, Greg Harkay, Naomi Jarvis, Robert Kaschak, Hop Kruper and Sally Smales from finishing the 2014 American Birkebeiner, and Jim Anglin from finishing the Korte!!

The conditions were slow, the temps around zero at the start made for a brutal beginning and a brutal day.  But that did not stop the team from PA !!

Robert Kaschak finished the 54 K classic !!  David Bozak, Greg Harkay, Naomi Jarvis, Hop Kruper and Sally Smales finished the 50 K Skate !!

Webcam grant from Somerset County

PACCSA wishes to thank the Somerset County Tourism Grant Program for a grant of $1839 towards the replacement of the webcam equipment at Laurel Mountain.  The grant is administered through the Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau.

 

VASA Race update

This tweet just in, VASA results. Denny McDonough finished 10th overall and 1st in his age group in the 50k classic. Scott Rugh finished 3ed in his age group in the 50k classic. Jason Zimmerman finished 7th overall and 1st in his age group in the 25k skate race. That's our PACCSA boys. Great race guys! #PACCSA

 Complete VASA race results

PACCSA PA Championship Race February 1, 2014 Results

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the PACCSA PA Championship Race was a great success. We had almost 150 racers, a beautiful day, tremendous conditions, and lots of fun was had by all. Look for complete results and more pictures to be posted soon. Thanks to all the volunteers and The Wilderness Lodge for making this race a huge success.

Race results