Last of the Blasty Past where life went on a lot like today and likely tomorrow

Paw Paw Pawpular

Enjoy! Look what you helped to create! Dan Bucher Director of Development Cortland Acres

Thanks Carl Goetz

OTR cavers

WV Native at Burning Man

Boulder Park Ribbon is Cut 8/25/17

Upper Yough w/ BOA

under foot in Tucker County

Eric Erbe TCT Regional Guru

Oil Creek, PA XC w/ John Sims

Blackwater River / Liz Stout Jacob Ameri Corps

Shroom Walk Success! Good morning, Chip! Wanted to thank you for all your efforts making yesterday's mushroom foray fun for all who attended. And the large crowd speaks well of your long history of putting together an entertaining event. I heard a lot of comments from folks saying your event greatly increased their mushroom knowledge--one person said "I learned more in 2 hours today than I have in previous classes/events on mushrooms". Best wishes, Tom Wood

Great American Eclipse viewing party Green Bank WV ...Despair not. There will be solar eclipses visible from parts of the contiguous U.S. on Oct. 14, 2023, and April 8, 2024. The one in 2024 will be a total solar eclipse visible from Texas to Maine.

Candlelight For Peace / Thomas (8/16)

TIMBER HISTORY OF BLACKWATER CANYON/DAVIS AREA Good news on Tucker Boulder Park! The contractors are on site to install the 3 pads. Additional funds were secured (in short order) to add a concrete curb around the project to help keep the mulch in place. Two boulders are in production with a tentative install on or before mid-July. Grant applications have been filed for the purchase and installation of the 3rd boulder with no guarantee that any of them will be approved - so the status of that is still unclear. Donations are still trickling in and hopefully will start flowing once there is activity on site. The trail portion of the project (funded by a 2014 WV DOT Recreational Trail Grant) is still held up in the environmental review process in Charleston. The grant administrator is doing everything in his power to try to get the Notice to Proceed for 2017 construction. An opening day Rock Fest is planned and we hope you will be able to attend. Diane Hinkle, Development Director * Tucker Community Foundation

Thanks to Craig Offut for gifting this "somewhere in WV" poster to WG!

Dave Esch shoots us under the bridge on Laurel Fork, one of our favorite whitewater streams

late 70's (WG was in VA then) Canaan Hgts w/ East West Alice

Tom Volk


Middle Fork Salmon River of Rivers

We've posted more than 20,000 photos since our website's first winter day.....almost as much as kids post in one day on Instagram

Canaan Mtnbike Fest

Joe Henry

some of the gear still looks skiable


Art Spring

wv mtn counties / Bemis is capital

Robbie Groovy Groomer & family plant Dogwood in honor of his Dad / Canaan Hgts

Art Spring

Chip - I want to buy a season pass for next year. Beat the rush. I attached a couple of pics from this past year. I tried to ski with my daughter, Lucy and her boyfriend Amaan – they live in Dubai (it’s hot there). Amaan had never seen snow (he is from Delhi). It was wild that day – a blowing you down blizzard – great day, but I was not taking them out for a first cross country ski experience. We gathered the family (3 are missing in this pic and I’m taking the picture) and just enjoyed being at Whitegrass. This next year will be AWESOME! Steve Sanderford

WG Cater Brochure

Mt. Washington, NH reported 22.8 inches of snow during the 24-hours ending midnight May 14, 2017. That is a new 24-hour May snowfall amount. The previous 24-hr. record was 22.2 inches in May 1967. The 38-hour storm total for this event was 33.3 inches, also a record for any May multi-day snowstorm. Bob Leffler

Eddie Spaghetti

Eric Thompson on the road for Creature Craft * Cross-country-ski-areas-celebrate-great-winter

B R O (Mikes other line of!)

Tele is Dead? sent by Ed Phelps ...comments online @ Powder * Here's a twist: Try coming at it from kick'n'glide only beef it up a bit: there's your home sweet home for tele. Mellow hills and mileage. NNN-BC gear is the hardtail mtbike of skiing and it's right under everybody's nose. In a world of kick'n'glide roadies, BC delivers your singletrack back at you in winter with turny-glades mixed in. The majority of snow country is hardwoods -- where heavier gear isn't right, but THE TURN is right on. Of course, nobody has put a dime into marketing kick'n'glide in decades either. --More fun that's ready for a comeback.

6 inches of May snow coats Southern Appalachians

Todd Romero

Bill Beatty WV Mag

Some folks asked in response to my photo yesterday Milky Way was surrounded by clouds. It is the galactic core of the Milk Way which is the diagonal pattern in the center of sky part of the frame. It was perfectly clear with no clouds in the sky both yesterday and this morning. That diagonal region is the edge of the galaxy disc. Joe Henry

David Drazen & Family Norway!

Your Fearless One now sees a hard freeze next Monday and Tuesday mornings likely with some snow also likely Saturday Night into Sunday. I also expect minimum morning temperatures to reach the low to mid 20's F both Monday and Tuesday with the lowest readings in higher valley bottoms. High temperatures Sunday will be stuck only in the 30's F and near freezing above 4,000 feet. Some snowfall is likely late Saturday night into Sunday as a potent storm system spinning overhead winds down but still interacts with the high ground to produce some rain changing to upslope snow. The warm May ground will hinder any accumulations. With that said, I still see the following potential snowfall: 3,000 - 3,500 ft.: trace (less than 0.1 inch) to 1 inch * 3,500 - 4,000 ft.: trace to 2 inches * >4,000 ft.: 1 to 3 inches * Mountain tops in the area should be nicely whitened by this event by both snow and rime ice. This is the start of what appears to be an prolonged period (one to 2 weeks) of unseasonably cool weather for the high ground. Multiple follow-up freezes are possible into mid-May if this pattern holds. I recommend delaying planting of sensitive flowers and crops until this risk passes. I will advise you if I see any significant changes to my Fearless Forecast. In the mean time, stay tuned to your local National Weather Service forecasts for more timely updates.
Your Fearless Canaan Weatherman 5/4/17

last snow? Bill Fischer 4/7/17 Diane Rader Canaan Heights 5/7/17

Hawk Knob Article

27th Smoke Hole

Cheat Fest * Art Spring * Canaan Mtnbike Fest

CVI Stream Restoration/ npr

ONE VERMONT SKI RESORT RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS : While two Vermont ski areas have been acquired in mega-mergers in the past weeks, another one is returning to its roots. A group of local investors led by Ralph DesLauriers and his son, Evan DesLauriers, closed Friday on the purchase of Bolton Valley Resort, according to published reports. Bolton Valley was founded by DesLauriers and his father Roland in 1966. DesLauriers owned and operated the resort from its founding until 1997. Since then, the resort has changed hands several times and until Friday, was owned by two real estate developers from Burlington, Larry Williams and Doug Nedde. The management group, including resort president George Potter, will stay on to oversee day-to-day operations. The management group has its work cut out for them. Over the years, Bolton Valley Resort has aged and what was once a year-round destination resort with winter and summer amenities has, over the years, reduced its amenities and narrowed its focus to the winter. The group has ambitious plans to update and renovate the property, restore summer amenities, and enhance customer service. The purchase includes approximately 700 acres of land, six lifts, a 64-room hotel, 10 lodge condominium units, four restaurant facilities, a small general store and deli, and a 20,000 square foot indoor Sports Center. In addition, the company has contractual access and use rights for cross-country & backcountry skiing and hiking on 1,144 acres of adjacent land in Mount Mansfield State Park.

Backbone Farm

Richard & LA blessing WG in BC!

JACKAL HUT Colo. more fun with friends, thanks Greg Berry!

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Rick and Whit at the Bird

Thank you for late-season skiing bliss. I left my heart in Canaan Valley... My little one insists on going back tomorrow. Will have to wait till next season. Katia Dianina

WV Wild Mushroom Foray July 21 * Whiplash Winter For XC Ski Areas

This was an amazing experience for all. I have attached some of our favorite pics from the trip as well as a formal thank you letter. * To Chip Chase, Brad Moore and White Grass: Thank you for hosting us in March 2017 for our wilderness medicine course. The educational opportunity you provided to Georgetown Medical Students by sharing your years of experience in ski rescue was priceless. The chance to learn from pre-hospital EMS and rescue experts is the highlight of the Wilderness Medicine course for our students; coupling that experience with cross country skiing made the lessons even more memorable. Your kindness in sharing your time and skills with us for the day is reflective of the amazing generosity and service you provide to the greater Canaan community every day of the year. Visiting and working with White Grass provided the students with a greater understanding of what it takes to take care of a whole person in line with Georgetown’s motto, “cura personals”, and we look forward to learning from you again. Sincerely, Matthew Wilson, MD * Georgetown University School of Medicine March 2017

Staff Party...Glad to serve while spreading the gospel that winter can be one of your four favorite seasons.

if there's snow on the ground skis are on your feet...

In spite of no snow for the Birkie, team Spider Lake Lodge persisted and found skiable "freshie" in Michigan the day of the non-Race! Thanks for keeping XC alive in the midAtlantic, and see you next season at Whitegrass! Ray Phaneuf & Cristina Loglio


Morgan Chase by Liz Stout 3/24/17

Sue Haywood shooting the boss before heading out to MtnBike you girl!

I had the best weekend last weekend. My old high school buddy and I met up there on Friday and did a few hour tour, concluded by dumping snow. Saturday was a longer tour as more friends showed up, and I traded up my Evos for some Fishers and some of those rad red boots that you guys have. SO MUCH BETTER NOW. Sunday was an easy sunshine last-day-of winter- tour and we'll see you next year. Your staff, as you know, are amazing. Best, Jay Blincoe

Greetings from CO! Thanks for another great season. The lean years make us appreciate the good years that much more but WG always delivers because of the great team! Y'all make it look easy! Thanks everyone! Andy Mollohan

Spencer floats Doc's Side Of The Moon

If it was the end of winter, it was a grand finale. Thanks to you and everybody else at WG for maintaining infectious enthusiasm through a tough season. John Sills

no I don't hafta go A great day of friends, skiing and thunder snow! Anne Marie Lareau

Estrella dog paddle Doc's Drift

Team White Grass represented at the Norwegian Birkebeinerrennet. Lester & Mike

"old people skiing in circles on flat ground" Brian Hazlett's snowboard view of xc until he actually skied here...his big take was all the peace and quiet.

A Winter's Storm In March Means A Morning Skiing The Glades

STELLA BRINGS MEGADUMP OF SNOW TO NORTHEAST; NORTHWEST TURNS SOGGY * For most of the winter, ski resorts on the West Coast, in particular, have had near-daily updates on how many inches/feet of snow they received in the past 24/48 hours. While those on the East Coast have seen a cycle of snow, then rain, then freezing temps, then a heat wave – repeat. But the tables have turned, at least for the moment. Reports say that skiers and snowboarders heading to the slopes in the Northwest in the next few days will have to contend with extremely soggy conditions that will put to test even the best rain-wicking outerwear. Meanwhile, Stella – called a “blizzard” by NOAA and a “major nor’easter” by pretty much everyone else – is dumping on the Northeast. Some areas to the south are reportedly getting more sleet and freezing rain, but in Vermont, upstate New York and most of Maine and New Hampshire, light dry powder is answering the prayers of snow addicts who have suffered through another up-and-down winter. Winter Storm Stella is the biggest winter event Vermont has seen in years. Over the past decade, the Green Mountain State has only seen five storms that have accumulated more than 15 inches of snow, and among them, Stella ranks third.

Brain Gurr Sue Haywood graceful tele

Anytime you want to slow down just ski into a drift * Guess the human sacrifice worked Spencer Lee * Nirvana is not a's a place called White Grass Mikey * The tiny things that run the world - E.O. Wilson * I don't want my cool friends know that I kick and glide * It was as awesome as it could be

eddie spaghetti

Thanks Amy for the water and woods walk

Mr. Dave 3/11/17 Lange King

Frank Slider (last drift in Canaan?)

A big thanks, again, to you and Laurie for opening your door to Shelton and I last Thursday morning and so graciously lending us a chainsaw to clear FR80 to the top. We had a blast of a long weekend celebrating my friend's 50th. Unfortunately we were running late Sunday (with a 4 hour drive ahead of us) and made the hard call of passing up those great beers on tap. Until we see you again... much love to the whole Whitegrass family. Kindest Regards, Jonathan Dodd

Todd sez this is the entire ski season capsulized...thin cover orange

The Herricks


Andrew Gault

dave markgraf 3/4 & 3/5 Sickler Farms

Crafty Snowbird Hats Davis WV

Naked Chicken Taco and WG * SnowMaking in Norway sent by Janet Preston

Mike/Lester to Norway for Birkie!

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Mansfield,VT 5/11 * XC Is Cool * Outdoor Retailer * Maplets * Scarpa T4 & Voile Vector Skis * Eddie Spaghetti Art * Holly Hinkle Art 115 skiable 65 days all 50 km open & 150" snow, started before T'Day ended around Easter...Dec. dry/warm * Banff Film Fest * Uphill Skiers npr * Film Fest Vimeo & Snow Days by Todd * Patch Adams * Sweet place to stay in canaan? * People melted away before the snow * Norwegian flips * Amer. XC Racers Win * Mad River Glen, VT * Hippie Joint WG * Yosemite Chip * Experience Tucker * WG Skinny Skins P'burgh Post * WG Dec WV Mag * Local Mead Mr.Ben * WG Junk Archive Place * Jivaka Wellness Center * Seneca Rocks * Binding Does De Wurk w/ chip * Chaga Mushroom * Seneca Rocks * Wanderlust Festivals * The more focus on a weather forecast the less you go outside and ski. Brent Easton * John Logar Raced AK * Old Town Crier * Easy Come Easy Go * B'Water Sled Run * Learn How To Drive * Frankferd Farms * Nat Geo Chaga filmed in Canaan * xc skiers have cobwebs on their bikes and canoes this springtime of the year * Best thing about winter is that you can always put on more clothes and in spring take them back off * I'm changing the world one nordic skier at a time Randy French * Love WV Craft Beer * I love this Spring skiing! Don't have to worry about crossing water and icing up. Walter * WG Junk Archive Place * Fritz & Athey * Local Wind Farms * WYEP is playing the Decemberists in February * many people to thank...Robbie, Sue, Adam, Mr. Dave, and Zach for freezing fingers while shutterbugging * Refuge Snowshoeing * If it's a good way to spend a day...a great way to spend a life Eddie * WG Race Results * 250 million people can drive here w/in day, we get 250. 1/10,000 of 1% * Patrick said he'd do a lot better if he just went fast as hell and went into a snow bank * As a talented person I find xc skiing very humbling Rebecca * They oughta invent a snowboard that goes sideways....they did 3000 years ago, called xc skiing * skiing the blizzard was like a snow globe, well shaken Andy "James Bond" Stump * Canaan Ski Webcam * there's something wrong with these skis, I keep falling * cheapest psychotherapy I know. Barry * Its gotta rain to snow Allen * the skiing is HEAVEN, there is no "ALMOST" about it Mac Thorton * we'll never share our skiers, all mine * Kids drag their parents to snow worldwide * having put so much into bringing totally legit xc skiing to the southeast and brightening the lives of many along the way. Be well, and see you next season. Kurt * my best childhood memories were sledding * know its good when you're only wearing ski boots * Trip Advisor * NPR Best Songs * East Of Maui * Lifestyle of XC * Nordic Demo Team * Mountaineer Wind Farm * They got the lifts running backwards at WG * Want to move to Colorado then I ski WG...Chrissy * once you get to the top...there's more * Stephan, Nord,.inc.* This is my true Christmas Marstar * converting unsuspecting alpine skiers is my favorite past time * B'water Sled Run is makin' snow now! * Mon. $15 ski Canaan with non perishable food gift...WOW! * XC State Of Industry * Jivaka Wellness Center * Top 50 Albums 2014 * we either have tulips in the yard or three feet of snow this time of the year...or any day in winter * Morgantown Brewery * WG T shirts by East West Printing * Big Timber Brew * Wreath Workshop SUCCESS thanks Dave Saville * New WV Park Chief * Scenic Winter Webcams * Upcoming Winter * Navy leaving WV * Ullr has proclaimed the snow to commence Josh Clarke * Winter has left the building! The note said " I will be back soon" Robbie * that dirt was pretty sudden Eric skiing friday near his house * 27 worker bees sat & 20 sunday = 225 hours this weekend alone and boy the cafe lunches were yummy * Eat, drink, ski, and be merry! Kevin Moore * After reading this, I've decided to cut trap door in my roof. Dave Lesher * Flickr whitegrass * May the winter be with you * Today we stretch fence, tomorrow sweep trails, the next day cross country ski! Six more months of wintery type weather to look forward to * Casey sent great cold freezing windy horrible winter weather news in that Cold Northeast, Interior Mid-Atlantic to Yield Snowy Winter Season * Our daughter's favorite season is winter, due in great part to you. Highland Market * Ol' Whitegrasser art Sean Conroy * WG Rentals Rossignol Evo Trail, Fischer, Alpina skis nnnbc boots by Alpina, Rossi, Madshus, and Fischer, Leki tapered aluminum poles with WG logo * Metal edged skis by Rossi, Madshus, Alpina, Fischer * Tele skis by Voile, Ski Logic and Boots by Scott/Garmont and Scarpa

Mike Sayre