Snow conditions history for White Grass

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

28 March 2019

Skiing on the last of the last today. A good season for the xc operation and not so good for snow days. Looking forward to cleaning the trails up and getting ready for next winter. Same bat time same bat station. Enjoy all the warmer outdoor activities and be ready to ski whenever it snows again. Cheers Everyone! chip
Chip Chase7:26 am 28 March 2019

25 March 2019

Day 75 tomorrow where the winds of the plains of Canaan howl. Deepest drifts of the winter last weekend with fresh snow coating thick bases tonight. Fast tomorrow and mellow later in the week when it warms back up. 102" so far, the lowest snowfall in 2 decades. Skiing daily keeping our Nordic membership alive.
Chip Chase6:01 pm 25 March 2019

24 March 2019

Biggest drifts of the winter and a powder storm of the highest quality not a surprise this time of the year. Will leave the fences up for another week or so. Almost a hundred skiers yesterday as we have finally gone over 100" and approaching 75 skiable days. Below average yet a wonderful year for development, improvements, skier cheer, yummy homemade food, live music, yoga in the yurt, special events and almost 400 season passers. ain't over until its over! Thank you for supporting Nordic!
Chip Chase9:23 am 24 March 2019

11 March 2019

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON and thanks everyone for supporting Nordic skiing. Will reopen for blizzards and massive snowstorms.
Chip Chase8:41 am 11 March 2019

8 March 2019

All terrain open as snow keeps falling. Up to 3" today? Set track and skating lanes and lots of backcountry skiing above 4000 feet where the trees are crusted in sparkling whiteness. Café Dinners, Yoga In The Yurt, Astronomy Talk, and Fund Raiser Dinners will take us through the weekend. Hope everyone gets out to enjoy a snowy weekend!
Chip Chase7:27 am 8 March 2019

6 March 2019

All terrain open as bits of snow keeps falling. 9" so far with more in the forecasts. Café Dinners, Yoga In The Yurt, Astronomy Talk, and Fund Raiser Dinners will take us through the weekend.
Chip Chase7:34 am 6 March 2019

5 March 2019

All terrain open with caution on downhills....7" so far with more in the forecasts. Café Dinners, Yoga In The Yurt, Astronomy Talk, and Fund Raiser Dinners will take us through the weekend.
Chip Chase7:50 am 5 March 2019

4 March 2019

Opening up trails with 2"- 6" powder snow over semi frozen substrate. WG trails safe place to ski in these conditions. Beautiful frost, snowing lightly, cold, calm, scenic. Thank you Ullr!
Chip Chase8:39 am 4 March 2019

28 February 2019

WV Snowsports Fund Raiser, Yoga In the Yurt, bb biathlon on tap this week. Forecasts are positive for local skiers and we will remain open all March if there is snow. Last year 67"! Above picture @ 4300 feet where there is just bits of skiing locally other than alpine manmade tele skiing. Cheers! March In Like A Lion?
Chip Chase10:33 am 28 February 2019

28 February 2019

WV Snowsports Fund Raiser, Yoga In the Yurt, bb biathlon on tap this week. Forecasts are positive for local skiers and we will remain open all March if there is snow. Last year 67"! Above picture current is there is just bits of skiing locally other than alpine manmade tele skiing. Cheers! March In Like A Lion?
Chip Chase10:32 am 28 February 2019

28 February 2019

WV Snowsports Fund Raiser, Yoga In the Yurt, bb biathlon on tap this week. Forecasts are positive for local skiers and we will remain open all March if there is snow. Last year 67"! Above picture current is there is just bits of skiing locally other than alpine manmade tele skiing. Cheers! March In Like A Lion?
Chip Chase10:31 am 28 February 2019

28 February 2019

WV Snowsports Fund Raiser, Yoga In the Yurt, bb biathlon on top this week. Forecasts are positive for local skiers and we will remain open all March if there is snow. Last year 67"! Above picture current is there is just bits of skiing locally other than alpine manmade tele skiing. Cheers! March In Like A Lion?
Chip Chase10:30 am 28 February 2019

25 February 2019

Down to the ground locally other than a few hundred acres of the snowiest terrain. Picture above last eve. High winds surely playing havoc on trails as we will remain open thru April if there is skiing to be had. Sending all snow searchers your way.
Chip Chase9:47 am 25 February 2019

23 February 2019

Half Full skiing with high country snow and meadow drifts this morning. Up to 5" packed snow along the best trails. Can ski to Baldy with some walking on the steep thin sections....1200 vertical is a long way to travel! Below is "yours truly" self portrait along the popular 3 Mile trail. Café dinners, Kids clinic, Discovery tours, and Yoga in the Yurt on tap for the weekend. Happy skiing to all!
Chip Chase6:59 am 23 February 2019

23 February 2019

Half Full skiing with high country snow and meadow drifts this morning. Up to 5" packed snow along the best trails. Can ski to Baldy with some walking on the steep thin sections....1200 vertical is a long way to travel! Above is "yours truly" self portrait along the popular 3 Mile trail. Café dinners, Kids clinic, Discovery tours, and Yoga in the Yurt on tap for the weekend. Happy skiing to all!
Chip Chase6:58 am 23 February 2019

21 February 2019

Here today - Gone tomorrow! Zonal west to east pattern not good for southeastern mountain skiing. Great for boaters and fat bikers! Half full today planning to ski legs off...weekend appears bleak yet March could be like last year and turn back to bitter winter. Cheers to all snowy enthusiasts!
Chip Chase7:47 am 21 February 2019

20 February 2019

4"-6" over night and 25 at reporting time. Rolling some and opening the whole kit and caboodle. Skiable day 58 with 80"so far. Watch winter come and go!
Chip Chase8:38 am 20 February 2019

17 February 2019

Zero skiers hundreds of hikers...Yoga In The Yurt and Discovery Walks continue as well as café, dinners with live music, and sales on everything. Winter pause...last year 67" in March...not counting our chickens until they've hatched yet optimism hard to crush.
Chip Chase9:14 am 17 February 2019

13 February 2019

Finding snow...manmade! Dusty covering this am and not calling for much as well as RAIN Friday to snow at night. Wet and warm Feb. so far. Am sending skiers to the Laurel Highlands! Inside out underwear may bring holiday snow to save the day? Café, Discovery Walks, and Yoga in the Yurt round out the weekend events. Free hiking as usual in these conditions...
Chip Chase8:53 am 13 February 2019

10 February 2019

Man Made snow, café, and hiking to the rescue! Finishing up an amazing skate/classic clinic with PSIA Randy French over at Timberline Ski Area. Canaan has a telemark revival today, Yoga in the Yurt, and bb biathlon on foot at 1pm today. Snow and rain all week has us glued to the latest forecast updates! Cheers
Chip Chase8:02 am 10 February 2019

8 February 2019

Picture from last Sunday's Fat Tire Race at WG! We are going to Tline Ski Area this weekend for a PSIA in house Nordic clinic. Canaan is having a Telemark Revival weekend as well. Yoga In The Yurt and bb biathlon #2 on foot for Feb 10. Strips of snow remain too patchy for even the hardiest of souls. Have a good weekend one way or another!
Chip Chase7:39 am 8 February 2019

6 February 2019

Snow Farm and upper terrain on its last day here 15 km skiable....BIG THAW. Remain open daily for café, repairs, sales, and hiking after the snow melts. Telemark clinic at Canaan Ski Area this weekend as well as a PSIA XC Clinic with Randy French at Timberline Ski Area all weekend as well....using man made snow! Will have bb biathlon on foot regardless of snow or not. Enjoy!
Chip Chase8:34 am 6 February 2019

4 February 2019

Half full here...spring skiing in the middle of winter, tapping maple trees, sunscreen, shorts with skis. Enjoy it while it lasts...heading up where 12" still adorns our favorite terrain above 4200 feet. Hope the race in Erie was a dream come true!
Chip Chase9:49 am 4 February 2019

3 February 2019

Third busiest day in our history...powder everywhere and lots of happy skiers. Fat Tire Bike Race today 9:30. 12" at 4000 feet this am, mostly granular skiing high yesterday was 42. Huge Feb. thaw coming and will be down to the ground this week likely. Enjoy the PCSSA race in Erie today! chip
Chip Chase7:32 am 3 February 2019

2 February 2019

Powder Paradise and Happy Groundhog's Day. 8" new atop bases with by far the best skiing of the year this weekend. Forecasted thaw will mellow things out yet plenty to go around this morning! Happy skiing to all and have a great race in Erie!
Chip Chase6:36 am 2 February 2019

1 February 2019

4" new this morning and forecasted to up to a foot now! 50 km open, 25 groomed. OUR XC EVENTS Feb 1 Annual Ground Hog’s Day Ski 9 am * Feb 3 Mtn State Fat Bike Champs 9:30 am * Feb 3 Yoga In The Yurt 10 am Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Film Fest 6 pm.. Weekend dinners with live music. Enjoy the powder here today and gone tomorrow!
Chip Chase8:02 am 1 February 2019

1 February 2019

4" new this morning and forecasted to up to a foot now! 50 km open, 25 groomed. OUR XC EVENTS Feb 1 Annual Ground Hog’s Day Ski 9 am * Feb 3 Mtn State Fat Bike Champs 9:30 am * Feb 3 Yoga In The Yurt 10 am Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Film Fest 6 pm.. Weekend dinners with live music. Enjoy the powder here today and gone tomorrow!
Chip Chase8:01 am 1 February 2019

31 January 2019

Snow and wind adding to our trails open with 30km and half will be groomed today. 8" at 4000 feet. Powder over icy base. UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 1 Annual Ground Hog’s Day Ski 9 am * Feb 3 Mtn State Fat Bike Champs 9:30 am * Feb 3 Yoga In The Yurt 10 am Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Film Fest 6 pm.. Weekend dinners with live music.
Chip Chase9:29 am 31 January 2019

31 January 2019

Snow and wind adding to our trails open with 30km and half will be groomed today. 8" at 4000 feet. Powder over icy base. UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 1 Annual Ground Hog’s Day Ski 9 am * Feb 3 Mtn State Fat Bike Champs 9:30 am * Feb 3 Yoga In The Yurt 10 am Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Film Fest 6 pm.. Weekend dinners with live music.
Chip Chase9:28 am 31 January 2019

29 January 2019

Snowing with dropping temps yet still thin locally. UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 1 Annual Ground Hog’s Day Ski 9 am  * Feb 3 Mtn State Fat Bike Champs 9:30 am * Feb 3  Yoga In The Yurt  10 am Feb 7 Friends Of Blackwater Film Fest 6 pm.. Weekend dinners with live music.
Chip Chase10:24 am 29 January 2019

28 January 2019

Sunny and warm with typical mid Atlantic forecasts super cold to super warm later this week. Annual Groundhog Day ski, Mtn. State Fat Tire Champs, and Yoga In The Yurt on tap for this weekend. 25 km open with caution, 5 km groomed on snowfarm, 6" at best here...4" base and 2" fluff. Our XC race results are online @ DAILY REPORT. About 500 skiers last two days...pic is from last eve Robbie's Rad Adventure...4300 feet! Feb is still predicted to be colder than normal once we get by the next Sunday/Monday or so.
Chip Chase12:01 pm 28 January 2019

27 January 2019

Snowing at reporting time so fortunate as we all need more cover! Mtn State Marathon 11 am today and will loop on the snowfarm. More snow today and later in the week will likely create sweet skiing. Great weekend of skiing to all!
Chip Chase9:20 am 27 January 2019

26 January 2019

Cold with half our trails open...base and powder grace the north facing terrain. Winds have added deep snow to the farm where our snowcat is tilling and mixing snow with set track and skate lanes. Women's XC clinic, Yoga in the Yurt, and our Mtn State Marathon 25 km race are on this weekend. Enjoy skiing, winter has just begun!
Chip Chase7:48 am 26 January 2019

25 January 2019

Upper trails and snowfarm with too thin in between. Grooming both places. 6" on the mountain and deep with ice and crust/powder in the meadows. Sunday race at 11 am is on!
Chip Chase8:52 am 25 January 2019

24 January 2019

Barely open, snowfarm and upper trails only....still raining at reporting time...Race is still on for Sunday 11 am and will update as we figure things out...super warm and wet last eve.
Chip Chase9:11 am 24 January 2019

23 January 2019

Go go go on skis...rain forecasted to snow and we should survive the thaw...Mtn State Marathon Race this Sunday at 11 am. 7" on the mountain powder over base yet 40 at reporting time!
Chip Chase9:40 am 23 January 2019

22 January 2019

Great Holiday weekend with snow, rain, and then snow again along with windy sub zero temps...Base snow and powder surfaces adorn the mountains here this morning. Special Olympics, Yoga In the Yurt, Women's XC Clinic, and the 33rd Annual Mtn State Marathon all upcoming this next weekend. Forecast for rain to snow this week and so keep an eye on the latest and hope you are getting out to ski!
Chip Chase8:47 am 22 January 2019

21 January 2019

Few inches of fluff and lots of drifting providing powder skiing atop bases of rain crusted and cooked down snows. Minus 2 and breezy as we klister up our woodies in order to go straight up! Snowing lightly as the groomers start their engines. Happy Holiday skiing to all!
Chip Chase7:24 am 21 January 2019

20 January 2019

Light snow switched to rain last night and now more snow this morning covering up icy bases. 7" at 4000 feet, we are grooming again. Yoga in the Yurt and Snowshoe Discovery Tours round out the Holiday Weekend. 600 skiers yesterday! THANKS!
Chip Chase8:06 am 20 January 2019

19 January 2019

Happy MLK weekend! 50 km open and 25 groomed. 7" at 4000 and we are forecasted to have wild weather mixed precip the next day of so! Happy skiing to all!
Chip Chase7:38 am 19 January 2019

18 January 2019

Light powder snow atop solid base with about 7" on the mountain. Grooming all and getting ready for a busy 3 day MLK weekend. Lots of furloughed skiers from WDC here and while skiing not making a living! Hope everyone gets out to ski soon and often!
Chip Chase8:22 am 18 January 2019

17 January 2019

Ski legs all worn out as winter cold and light snow continue on daily basis. Looking forward to a busy holiday weekend with crazy weather and perhaps some new snow along with sleet and everything else! Trails here are packed, thin, yet dry and 100% skiable. Cheers Nordic Crazies!
Chip Chase8:09 am 17 January 2019

16 January 2019

Rime ice coats our magic crystal palace world lately. Scenic is a light way to describe it! 50km open, 1200 acres, 1200 vertical, 10 shelters, gourmet café, telemark glades, and Pittsburgh's never take for granted WYEP usually rockin' inside the lodge.
Chip Chase9:06 am 16 January 2019

15 January 2019

Rime ice paints the mountains like only Jack Frost can do! Powder skiing in a most scenic surrounding! Good forecast and hope we all get out there and ski ski ski!
Chip Chase8:09 am 15 January 2019

14 January 2019

Ski the mountains....all our trail open, lots of grooming, and cool weather forecast equals happy skiers. Just enough base around 6" average creates a Nordic paradise. Happy Return of Winter!
Chip Chase8:16 am 14 January 2019

13 January 2019

5" new over a thin base yet all 50 km open and we are grooming as much as we can, 10" on ground at 4000. Skiathon and Snowshoe Discovery today and powder skiing! Cheers.
Chip Chase7:51 am 13 January 2019

12 January 2019

Snowfarm to the rescue where we have groomed to near perfection...all other trails kinda like flat tire skiing and not covered well enough. Full weekend of events and delicious meals at the café. Yeah Winter Returns!
Chip Chase8:14 am 12 January 2019

11 January 2019

Six inches has fallen with lots of sideways snow drifted to our convenience...the snowfarm is really deep and other trails are really not quite deep enough to suggest commercial skiing, especially hills! Snowshoeing is fine as well as rock skis. Full set of special events including Brook Trout snowshoe walk, Kids Clinic, Café dinners, Yoga in the Yurt and a WEEKEND!!!
Chip Chase7:46 am 11 January 2019

31 December 2018

Happy New Year! Rain to eventual snow is in the winter forecast and our soft snow skiing days are soon to return!
Chip Chase10:00 am 31 December 2018

30 December 2018

Dusting of snow makes things whiter than yesterday yet it is a hike situation here in Canaan Valley. Café doing its best to entertain disappointed skiers, some strips of snow for crazy attempts at sliding and a short yet well used strip of snow with sledders not really allowed yet looking the other way. Happy New Year to All!
Chip Chase9:24 am 30 December 2018

28 December 2018

Little white stripes across the meadows creating about 5 km of broken ski trail, wet granular with mixed mud, cow poop, and leaves. Free skiing today and we are shoveling to make some connections. Café dinner next 4 nights will keep skiers somewhat occupied.
Chip Chase9:08 am 28 December 2018

27 December 2018

Powder skiing rocks on...Day # 28 skiable, our legs are getting tired! Snowfarm snowcat groomed to near perfection...rest of the trails footpacked as trail work, rock tossing, and miles of ditch digging coming to fruition. 6" at 4000. Skiable! Happy Holidays to All!
Chip Chase8:31 am 27 December 2018

26 December 2018

17 degrees sunny calm BLUEBIRD day of skiing with just enough snow to roam about anywhere. The snowfarm was buried deep with feets of snow and we Pisten Bullied it out for skating and striding yesterday. Happy Holidays to everyone!
Chip Chase7:44 am 26 December 2018

25 December 2018

Merry Christmas Skiers! 50 km open with caution as ground is still warm and snow is windblown in the fields near the lodge. 10" last few days settles down to 3"- 7". Open today and all thru the week and plan to snowcat groom the snowfarm early tomorrow for nice skiing most of the holiday week. Happy New Year!
Chip Chase12:23 pm 25 December 2018

24 December 2018

24 and windy after a 5" new snow atop barely 2-3 inches and so skiing is better yet caution with warm wet ground. We are grooming and the snowfarm is buried in 3-5 foot drifts and unskiable until we pull the Pisten Bulley out later today. 50 km open and 15 groomed for now. Naomi featured in the pic at WG midstation yesterday and she made us go all the way to Baldy and back, challenging in places yet FUN!
Chip Chase9:21 am 24 December 2018

23 December 2018

24 clear BLUBIRD day with light snow in forecast and some on-the-marginal-side skiing in the meadows and snowfarm. Plan to groom all of what we can. 4" in the woods and more where it drifted in the open. New WG website is up and will help in finding info. Happy Holidays to all!
Chip Chase8:30 am 23 December 2018

14 December 2018

Last day of xc skiing here for a while as warm air brings return of autumn...Happy Holidays as we are remain open daily with café and hiking as well as live music Sat eve, café dinners, and natural history walk on Sunday 2 10 am with Chip Chase. Picture is from last night's Slide At Five.
Chip Chase9:30 am 14 December 2018

13 December 2018

Skiable day 22 and hangin' in there barely. Wind has been depositing fresh powder on the snow farm. Picture from yesterday. The "R" word is in the forecast and our limited skiing may head south. Happy Holidays to All!
Chip Chase8:53 am 13 December 2018

11 December 2018

Cold high pressure lingers, 18 degrees in blazing sunshine and skiable once again along the snow farm and upper trails where not your best skis are needed. Snowy start to another great season and Happy Holidays to all!
Chip Chase8:38 am 11 December 2018

9 December 2018

Busy Saturday with snowfarm skiing and many going for it on marginal cover (4"-5"). 110 season passers and day # 18 skiable pretty sweet for this time of autumn. Great Winter Ahead!
Chip Chase8:15 am 9 December 2018

8 December 2018

Handy Dandy snowfarm to the rescue where set track and deeper powder snows create some sweet skiing conditons....elsewhere kinda skiing on flat tires and a wonderful place for old skis or your friends that you are mad with...Café, shoveling snow where needed, and the good hang out with fellow skiers and friends. Go Winter!
Chip Chase8:17 am 8 December 2018

7 December 2018

Wind blown snowfarm the only ski trails we can openly support...others please use caution and skis not real happy with anymore. Shoveling snow and grooming what we have...no snow forecasted so it appears to be a marginal weekend although we are open, skiing, café, and ready to ski every flake! Cheers to winter.
Chip Chase8:38 am 7 December 2018

6 December 2018

6" new snow over nuttin'...thin yet the winds are drifting deeper bases along the snow farm and will groom there this morning. Will see about the rest of the trails yet it will surely be thin and marginal. Last eve several skiers yet one skied onto warm ground and froze up. Scrapers being installed at every intersection!
Chip Chase8:41 am 6 December 2018

28 November 2018

Mini blizzard in teens and snowing sideways...lots of wind and drifting as we are open for skiing. About 6" has fallen over warm ground and so green conditions prevail mid atlantic Nords! BIG PARTY this weekend our 37th Annual Jack Frost Celebration likely in the rain!
Chip Chase9:05 am 28 November 2018

23 November 2018

Sunny and chilly as we regroom the little bits of snow we have...it's there and MUST BE USED. Free skiing this weekend, trail work, Wreath Workshop Sunday, café is open, shop is rockin' and we are open for the season. Skiable Day #8 although rough thin conditions so far. Happy Holidays to All!
Chip Chase10:21 am 23 November 2018

20 November 2018

Little bits of old snow and now new freshies. Marginal yet forecasts point toward Friday being the best of the week. Promise to update.
Chip Chase11:07 am 20 November 2018

16 November 2018

Open, skiing, and grooming snow for the real first day of the new winter season. Only 3 or 4 inches snow yet it is thick and keeps one off the leaves. Posting fresh photos on our website, have a great winter everyone! chip
Chip Chase11:41 am 16 November 2018