Snow conditions history for White Grass

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

15 January 2021

Finding snow in the spruce forests above the lodge as well as strips of wild caught powder along our snowfarm. Setting up mad max in hopes of more windblown powder. Keep an eye on the webcams and changing weather forecasts thru the weekend. Mostly, hope all get outside and enjoy fresh air and some exercise. Winter is just getting started! Happy for USA Jessie Diggins winning the toughest race in the world yesterday! https://www.facebook.com/usskiandsnowboard/posts/1315190248879780
Chip Chase8:02 am 15 January 2021

14 January 2021

Getting ready for the holiday weekend and some more snow perhaps! Solid thin base over much of the trails all the way up to 4" at the best areas high in the spruce. Mounting up more skis and gathering staff as we are getting so much new interest in skiing this winter so far. Hope your winter will bring lots of kick and glide!
Chip Chase7:26 am 14 January 2021

13 January 2021

Upper trails and snow farm skiing every day, one can ski uphill along many ways. 3 Mile trails covered nicely from Roundtop to the shelter, one mile of flat. Powderline and all the backcountry single tracks skiable including the National Nordic (above 4200 feet). We continue to teach lessons, work on skis, offer hot soups and burritos, and pray for more snow. Coldest winter in a long while, never gets above freezing day after day! Hope the rest of winter finds you skiing xc.
Chip Chase5:57 am 13 January 2021

10 January 2021

Snow Farm to the rescue where we are shoveling, grooming, teaching lessons, and getting families and friends xc weekend skiing. No snow until next Friday in the forecast...Skiable Day #45 today almost more than all last winter and Jan is just getting started. Hope one finds some skiing to relax and get some exercise. PACCSA skiers get a discount here just let us know and thanks for supporting Nordic skiing!
Chip Chase10:37 am 10 January 2021

9 January 2021

Lemonade outa lemons as the snowfarm adjacent to the lodge is skiable for about a mile and half without hitting frozen cow pasture...upper trails and some north facers provide access to skiable terrain above 4000 feet. This has been the busiest season ever so far with so many first timers. Our ski school can barely keep up! Local grass fed beef cookout with Davis's Stumptown Ales on Sunday as sunny mid 30's helps us remain outside! Hope the polar vortex buries you in cold and snow soon!
Chip Chase7:40 am 9 January 2021

8 January 2021

Some skiing better than none....can ski to Baldy and back with caution along thin bases and skinny amounts of powder. Snowfarm has bits of set track and thin areas and we are shoveling places daily to improve. Have a great weekend and the cold seems to be holding on!
Chip Chase8:55 am 8 January 2021

6 January 2021

Skiing last eve at 4200 feet. At WG (3250 feet) we have the snowfarm and thin skiing access to upper terrain. Snow ain't gonna melt according to forecasts. Happy New Year!
Chip Chase10:11 am 6 January 2021

4 January 2021

Never under estimate the power of optimism. Skiable day 40 tomorrow at our 4000 foot resort. Snowfarm and upper trails providing the goods today. Out shoveling as well as whipping wildcat run off back into ditches and under bridges. Happy New Year and ski ski ski!
Chip Chase10:39 am 4 January 2021

3 January 2021

Finding snow a challenge yet the snow farm and upper trails are skiable today. 38 and cloudy with up to 4" cover above 4000 feet. We are shoveling the snowfarm and teaching lessons, rent & demo, as well as open every day no matter the conditions through mid March. Skiable day #38, already better than all of last year! Thanks to the 378 season passers that help support our efforts.
Chip Chase8:55 am 3 January 2021

2 January 2021

Who needs snow with cafe fare like this? Almost out of snow yet upper trails and snowfarm hangin' in there. 40 at report time with lots of rain lately...snow is there gotta be used. Happy New Year!
Chip Chase8:56 am 2 January 2021

1 January 2021

Every form of snow one can ski from pure ice to soft corn...0"-7" cover and over half the mountain still skiable. Picture not current, from earlier week yet good shot of our snowfarm with snowcat grooming. Happy New Year! We Have Only Just Begun.
Chip Chase8:26 am 1 January 2021

31 December 2020

Froggie PB and snowfarming to the rescue as the rest of the mountain icy yesterday. Raining this morning and getting really foggy. Ski to Baldy and back with very few bare spots. 7" at 4300 feet this morn. Happy New Year!
Chip Chase8:42 am 31 December 2020

30 December 2020

Pisten Bulley to the rescue tilling the icy conditions that may soften today in the 40 degree sunshine. All trails open yet thin and icy on lower trails with some bare spots. 9" solid cover in the high spruce and set track above 4000 feet. Burgers and beer starting at noon and moonlight skiing with Chip at 7:30. Happy New Year everyone!
Chip Chase7:43 am 30 December 2020

28 December 2020

Sunny 40 degrees yesterday...parked 235 cars, heard the trails were almost abandoned as our 2500 acre mountain and hundreds of intersections spread us all out. Still 12" at 4000 feet yet rain to snow today not ideal. Seems like a warm up coming so ski while the iron is cold. Mostly Happy New Year!
Chip Chase7:30 am 28 December 2020

27 December 2020

Covid winter brings skiers out from the woodwork. Been years since we had good skiing for the holidays. Outside fires and window access to the lodge are making folks feel safer, quick access inside only. 14" at the 4000 foot stake. Grilling burgers along with local Stumptown Ales today in the warm sunshine. Our '93 Pisten Bully hard at work in all the drifting as the winds have been delivering more and more powder. Happy New Year to all! Ski your legs off.
Chip Chase6:36 am 27 December 2020

26 December 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Couple of inches last night and 3 yesterday after a half inch of rain that cooked the old snow into a solid base. Other than windchill and cold temps we are looking at 40 on Sunday! 50 KM open, 25 groomed with up to 14" at the higher elevations in the spruce. We have been getting more calls and skiers than ever before as XC skiing is a new hot sport to try. Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes said it was! Get out and ski your leggies off!
Chip Chase5:51 am 26 December 2020

23 December 2020

Lots of snow and our best year ever by far, selling gear and skiing so many folks! Get area use from outside and soon on your phone. 12 shelters, 2500 acres, 1200 feet vertical, 39th year in Canaan, 300 season passers already. Wow, sometimes the elevator in this business yet we work hard at it....every trail been cleared this week and rolled ! Merry Christmas to all!
Chip Chase6:50 am 23 December 2020

21 December 2020

Wow, lots of fresh interest in outside safe xc skiing so far this winter! Thanks to everyone for being patient and willing to give everyone their space. Seems to be working. We have several new ways of taking in rentals and area use outside and very little traffic into the lodge. Fantastic forecast for the holidays and good cover already. Yes to everyone skiing xc this winter!
Chip Chase9:07 am 21 December 2020

19 December 2020

It's Heaven on Earth for xc skiers as of late. 50 km open 20 groomed and happy skiers everywhere!
Chip Chase8:52 am 19 December 2020

18 December 2020

Light snow continues to coat the mountain...mid winter skiing! The perfect storm and lots to be happy about. 14" at 4000 feet! Have a great ski weekend everyone!
Chip Chase7:01 am 18 December 2020

17 December 2020

6" new atop 6" old makes for nicer skiing than all of last year and it is not even winter yet! Grooming daily and cutting lots of trees out and overhanging limbs. Steady skier traffic yet not too crowded by any means and most folks don't come in, just go skiing!
Chip Chase11:06 am 17 December 2020

17 December 2020

6" new atop 6" old makes for nicer skiing than all of last year and it is not even winter yet! Grooming daily and cutting lots of trees out and overhanging limbs. Steady skier traffic yet too crowded by any means and most folks don't come in, just go skiing!
Chip Chase8:05 am 17 December 2020

17 December 2020

6" new atop 6" old makes for nicer skiing than all of last year and it is not even winter yet! Grooming daily and cutting lots of trees out and overhanging limbs. Steady skier traffic yet too crowded by any means and most folks don't come in, just go skiing!
Chip Chase8:04 am 17 December 2020

16 December 2020

Lots of sticks fell in the wet snow yet customers and staff are hard at it to clean the trails. If you need to buy xc gear we are your place as it seems like a lot of interest of late. 50 km open and 20 groomed and snowing at 21 this morning. Expecting a blockbuster weekend and hope the same for you all!
Chip Chase8:54 am 16 December 2020

14 December 2020

Snow Lovers Rejoice...sleep in not an option. 4" at dawn very wet and sticky yet forecast for the week a skier's dream. Hope your free time and a snowy adventure meet soon!
Chip Chase9:36 am 14 December 2020

13 December 2020

Some skiing better than none....down to 3 km open today with snowfarm surviving the thaws of late. From Ohiopyle, PA, Leah Staley skating in her backcountry gear yesterday. Getting a few things done to prepare for fresh snow and reopening up the mtn for skiing. Good luck everyone in the coming storms of winter!
Chip Chase8:06 am 13 December 2020

12 December 2020

Tough to be a snowflake this weekend although NWS predicting a cold snowy week ahead. We are open with drifted snowfarm loops likely to be patched in grassy sections soon...also some sections in the spruce above 4000 feet where thin bases still hangin' on. Marginal day of skiing. Neighboring Timberline Ski Area are opening today and have new owners that pumped more than 15 Million into renovations. Exciting start to the winter yet the COVID outbreaks will certainly slow things down or eliminate the future of skiing. Stay safe and distanced and wear your mask PLEASE!
Chip Chase6:43 am 12 December 2020

12 December 2020

Tough to be a snowflake this weekend although NWS predicting a cold snowy week ahead. We are open with drifted snowfarm loops likely to be patched in grassy sections soon...also some sections in the spruce above 4000 feet where thin bases still hangin' on. Marginal day of skiing. Neighboring Timberline Ski Area are opening today and have new owners that pumped more than 15 Million into renovations. Exciting start to the winter yet the COVID outbreaks will certainly slow things down or eliminate the future of skiing. Stay safe and distanced and wear your mask PLEASE!
Chip Chase6:43 am 12 December 2020

11 December 2020

Cross Country weekend skiing tomorrow! Upper mountain holding strong and not very warm or melty lately here. Snowfarm (5km) is being shoveled on the corners and grooming it all out. Should survive the warm temps and we aren't giving up! Proud of the fact we will be on skiable day #16 this Saturday! And it's still autumn. Hope we all have a great weekend safe outdoors!
Chip Chase6:34 am 11 December 2020

11 December 2020

Cross Country weekend skiing tomorrow! Upper mountain holding strong and not very warm or melty lately here. Snowfarm (5km) is being shoveled on the corners and grooming it all out. Should survive the warm temps and we aren't giving up! Proud of the fact we will be on skiable day #16 this Saturday! And it's still autumn. Hope we all have a great weekend safe outdoors!
Chip Chase6:34 am 11 December 2020

9 December 2020

Cold and very light snow continue as warmer temps, rain to snow forecasted to change everything. Hope the winter is colder than the last three!
Chip Chase9:05 am 9 December 2020

8 December 2020

An inch or two last eve has coated the mountain, we have base and soft surface skiing, the best kind! 30 km open outa 50 with 1"-5" cover. On the marginal side yet good sections open and groomed on the snow farm as well getting up the hill and buffing up some there later today. Picture above Gil Willis from Elk River Touring near Snowshoe WV along upper 3 mile before last night's dusting. Skiing is believing! chip
Chip Chase7:48 am 8 December 2020

7 December 2020

Skiing above 4000 feet this week in order to kick and glide legs off. Half closed and half open, skiable day #11 today. Snowfarm and upper trails are white! Good luck with your skiing and winter season ahead!
Chip Chase9:35 am 7 December 2020

6 December 2020

Snow on the mountain thin yet with old skis and a desire....otherwise ski the snow farm where drifts were snowcat groomed and packed along with shoveling. 5 Km open next to the lodge. Website filled with pics from Sat limited and icy conditions.
Chip Chase8:17 am 6 December 2020

6 December 2020

Snow on the mountain thin yet with old skis and a desire....otherwise ski the snow farm where drifts were snowcat groomed and packed along with shoveling. 5 Km open next to the lodge. Website filled with pics from Sat limited and icy conditions.
Chip Chase8:17 am 6 December 2020

5 December 2020

Some snow some not snow take your pick....grooming the snowfarm still deep enough and complete in its 5 km loop. Snowing at reporting time and starting to coat the icy remains. Can ski to Baldy and back with caution and may want to snowshoe if not an expert! Cold and light snow should continue for the next few days. 20 km open 30 closed, skiable day #9. Celebrate winter!
Chip Chase10:34 am 5 December 2020

5 December 2020

Some snow some not snow take your pick....grooming the snowfarm still deep enough and complete in its 5 km loop. Snowing at reporting time and starting to coat the icy remains. Can ski to Baldy and back with caution and may want to snowshoe if not an expert! Cold and light snow should continue for the next few days. 20 km open 30 closed, skiable day #9. Celebrate winter!
Chip Chase9:05 am 5 December 2020

4 December 2020

Still happenin' at WG, all trails skiable still this am in cloudy 36 degrees. Grooming the snowfarm and lodge drifts yet too warm for the rest of the mountain. Cafe open daily and carry out lunches and dinner this Sat. night. Happy and Cozy winter to all!
Chip Chase9:16 am 4 December 2020

3 December 2020

20 degrees and sunny setting up for a bluebird day. All trails open, snowfarm drifted big and snowcat groomed for the deepest bases. Set track and rolled a lot of the mountain yesterday. 9" on ground at 4000 feet. Rain and snow in the forecast so anyone's guess! Hope you are getting ready for winter and xc skiing your legs off!
Chip Chase7:57 am 3 December 2020

1 December 2020

About 8" so far and still snowing hard at 8:30. All trails open, we are grooming, forecast looks fine for skiing the next week with minor warm ups not to melt all this snow. Website has webcams and fresh photos, open daily until mid March and happy winter to all! chip
Chip Chase8:33 pm 1 December 2020

1 December 2020

2" so far yet still snowing and getting windy....snowfarm will drift soon and we will groom. Plan to be open this weekend for skiing and shop open every day thru March no matter the weather or snowfall. Hello Winter and thanks for getting excited about the graphic included....Joe said it would!
Chip Chase7:56 am 1 December 2020

17 November 2020

Heck Yeah WG season kicks off with windblown snow all over the snowfarm. Will groom some more tomorrow and expect cold day with fresh powder. And then forecasted warm temps. About 4 inches so far and lots of drifting that we harnessed. Daily Report on the website sharing more fresh photos as well as Friends Of White Grass facebook. Everyone have a safer winter outside skiing.
Chip Chase9:13 pm 17 November 2020