Tony Mathie Makes Junior Nationals!

Tony Mathie winning the 2017 PA Nordic Championship Title

PACCSA would like to congratulate Tony Mathie of Edinboro, PA for earning a trip to the 2017 XC Junior National Championships as part of the Mid-Atlantic team!  Tony, who is 18 years old, is the current reigning Pennsylvania Nordic Champion and a member of the Wilderness Wildcats youth program.  He will be competing in the Junior Nationals U20 division in Lake Placid between March 6th and 11th.  For more information about the 2017 XC Junior National Championships, including the schdule of events, click here.  You can watch Tony race live and view his results here.       

PACCSA recognizes the level of hard work and dedication that is required to achieve this level of success and wishes Tony good luck and fast skis!     

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!   

2017 PA Nordic Championships - Press Coverage

Check out the race reports from Go Erie and Erie News Now

2017 PA Nordic Championships - Results

The results are here!   Just a brief note to say congrats to our new champions Tony Mathie and Pamela McCormick and a huge 'Thank You!' to everyone for coming out to race, bringing kids to race, helping out, for sponsorship, and Wilderness Lodge for a super job with course prep.  (To be continued.) 

Are you a PACCSA member?

Now is a GREAT time to renew your PACCSA membership!   Memberships are valid for one calendar year - get the most out of yours by renewing before the season starts.  You will be ready to show your membership card at White Grass or Wilderness Lodge and able to take advantage of the discounted trail fees, ski gear and more offered to PACCSA members. 

PACCSA members also know that they are putting some financial support into their local cross country ski club, whose Board Members and Volunteers put a lot of time and hard work into bringing you two lovely webcams, groomed trails at Laurel Mountain, free lessons, the Yellowjackets kids ski program, the PA Nordic Championship races, a host of information on our website, and more.  Thank you for your help!