PA Nordic Challenge 2024 #PANordic2024

The PA Nordic Challenge will take place from Jan 1 to Feb 29, 2024.

The PA Nordic Challenge is to complete a number of ski-based activities as described below, making a training log entry for each one. 
Upon successful completion of the challenge, PACCSA members will be rewarded with a special embroidered patch.  

  • Renew your PACCSA membership
  • Contact us to register for the challenge, before February, and look for an email in reply.
  • Perform 8 or more separate training sessions of qualifying activities, each 30 minutes or more.
  • Follow the directions provided by email to make a training log entry for each qualifying workout, no more than 10 days later.
  • Provide a photo to go with each training log entry, as evidence.  You do not need to be in the photo.  
  • An online leaderboard will be generated automatically.  If you don't want your name to be shown, use a nickname. 
  • The qualifying activities are: nordic skiing, rollerskiing, CAT skiing, nordic track, ski-erg, and walking or running with poles.
  • You do not have to do all of these.  
  • Only those performed within the challenge period, Jan 1 to Feb 29, will count towards the challenge.
  • You can log as many workouts as you like, but only 2 per week will count towards the challenge.
  • Optional: post your photos on social media, with hashtag #PANordic2024
  • Upon completion of the challenge, contact us again, tell us your mailing address and celebrate! 

The aim of the challenge is to keep us all focused on keeping active and either cross-country skiing or doing something like it throughout the season, and to have fun.  The photos could be of anything associated with the day's training, provided they are suitable for public viewing.  They will be displayed on the website for motivation and inspiration.   

PA Nordic Challenge 2024

Nordic Track

Nordic Track

Nordic Track--Feb. 28


Tug Hill

Final Yellow Jackets session of the season.

Nordic Track--Feb. 22

Loving those diamonds!

Lake Placid

Nordic Track

Northwoods - gorgeous day!

LM Group Feb. 18

Just enough snow.

Powder bank at Laurel Mt (not a race)

Forbush Corner, MI

Lake Placid

Lake effect all day!

The 3 Nordic Amigos

Lake Placid , NY

Forbush Corner

Nordic T.

Notdic T.

Greene River Trail

Nordic Track Again


Greene River Trail


Tug Hill XC Sky Center, NY

Snow hiding in Rocky Gap

What a gem!

Tug Hill, NY


Chasing snow & sunset




YMCA trails

Nordic Track

Greene River Trail

Catch it before it melts!

Blue Knob... Who said boats can't go skiing?

Laurel Ski-O

First time at Blue Knob

WHT Jan. 22

So, so happy to come home to ski!

Ski-O at Laurel Ridge

Ski-O day

Lovely day at Laurel

Skiing in starlight

Moonlight ski

Fox Chase Farm

Ski O course

Skiing at my local park for the first time! @Sewickley Hts Borough Park

Families on the red loop!

Valley Forge

MI golf course!

Pushing powder with Ranger!

Nordic walking to work

Classic on WHT

LR Jan. 18

Northwoods - awesome trails!

3 Zinnen Ski-Marathon

Skiing with a saw….

WHT--kinda scratchy but hey, it's snow!

Great conditions at North Woods and a beautiful day

Northwoods - great trails!

LR Jan. 15

Tug Hill, NY

Holy pines!!!

Lovin' lake effect!

Nordic walk après-Alpine at Snowshoe

We had the hill to ourselves at Sugarloaf!

Carving turns on Sugarloaf!

Blackwater falls

Tug Hill CX sky center

Great snow at Laurel Ridge!

Back on the snow with Track Attack!

Osceola, NY

Over a foot of snow at Blue Knob's nordic center!

Silky smooth snow here in central MI!

Clearing trees on the red loop.


First Nordic walk of the season.

Jan 10th, 2024

Jan 8th, 2024

Great day at Sugarloaf

1st time skiing in NJ

Snow at last!

WHT outing on slush

Senior and Alumni Track Attackers

Track Attackers back in action!

Yellowjackets at Laurel Ridge!

Laurel Ridge...

Forbush Corner

Forbush Corner

Beam Rocks Trail

Awesome conditions at Whitegrass!

Great day at White Grass!

Nordic Track

Tree fall at rock removal site , Matthew’s Bypass

The red loop!

Coros watch image

Coros watch image

Coros watch image

Starting the new year with a little snow in Pittsburgh