Whitegrass Events

Fall Weekend Trail Help (2016-17 Season) - 9 am Plan on every November sat/sun with bridge building, glade clearing, ditch digging, downfalls, brushing, and overall tuning of the trails. We will provide lunch and follow up snacks and goodies at day’s end. Starts at 9 am yet we leave radios and directions for stragglers. Try to email us so as to plan better. Nice way to give back to the mountains.

November 27, 2016 Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop - Join us for an afternoon of fun learning how to make your own holiday wreath. Bring a hand pruner and any decorations or adornments you'd like to add to your wreath. We'll have all the materials you'll need including a variety of firs to construct your very own piece of artwork. We'll get started at 1pm and be around all afternoon. Dave Saville will be outa the country and WG is running this event, had plenty of practice...

December 3, 2016 35th Annual Jack Frost Celebration - Help open up the season in honor of one our favorite snowy characters. Bring a dish to share Saturday eve and we will provide the refreshments. We are making a community monetary donation matching all Jack Frost celebration and beer tips to our Tucker County Food Bank. Join in and bring a nonperishable goodie and we'll add that to the whole shebang! Sunday brunch rounds out the weekend.

Dec. 18 Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 1 pm A natural history snowshoe walk with Chip Chase, owner of White Grass, as he shares fun facts about the climate, forest type, and geology of the area. Enjoy a short streamside jaunt that lasts about an hour and covers around a mile of easy rolling terrain.

Jan 1, 2017 Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am A natural history snowshoe walk with Chip Chase as he endlessly gabs about the history of local skiing, quirky climate facts, railroad history, and the environmental battle for Canaan Valley vs. the Power Company.

Jan 7 Winter Trails Day 2017 - Free lessons, area use, and clinics to all first time interested skiers or snowshoers. XC lessons every hour and a 10 am and 2 pm clinic on types of snowshoes, clothing, basic techniques, and outdoor winter snow travel followed by a natural history tour on snowshoes into our neighboring National Wildlife Refuge.

TBA Snowshoe Discovery Tours - 10 am each Sunday, free and various natural history subjects.

Jan. 16 MLK Day Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am TBA

TBA (late Jan) West Virginia Special Olympics Winter Games - Gathered are racers from three states, parents, coaches, volunteers, and helpers. This event will give back tenfold what is put in!

TBA Women's Wonderful Weekend - 9am to 3 pm Refresh or pick up some new ski techniques. Instruction available for all types of skiers and experience levels from track and skate techniques to downhill control and telemark turns. Lunch included.

Jan 22 Twenty Five Km Mountain State Marathon - 1 pm A rolling long course or settle for a shortened version. Kid's classes and well groomed for classic or skate. $20 entry fee. Sweet prizes along with website photos making you look like a champ.

TBA Kids Clinic and bb biathlon 9:30 am - noon For Ages 6‐10 Both beginner and experienced kids will have fun playing games and learning new skills. 1 pm optional bb biathlon has 3 targets, 9 shots, and everyone wins!

Jan 29 5 Km Snowshoe Walk/Run - 11 am Well organized by Helvetia, WV distance runner Dan Lehmann this event features a rolling course full of prizes and fun. Snowshoe rentals available for $8. Race costs $5!

Feb 1 Our Ground Hog's Day Ski - 9 am Our annual trek in search for clues to the rest of winter never seems to end. Full day backcountry journeys usually have no route in mind and end up lost.

TBA Parent Child Clinic - 10am to noon Ski lessons for our littlest skiers. Parents and children ages 3-5. Morning session from 10:00-­11:00. What does every skiing parent want for their children? Good health, happiness, and of course a love of skiing. We'll engage your youngest skier in games and activities that will make them beg you to go skiing again. Plus parents will learn how to play skill-­based games with your little ones.

Feb 20 President's Day Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am TBA

TBA Skiathon Fund Raiser for Mtn Laurel Learning Coop...start 3 pm, 1hour, 2 lap distances (one for older kids and one for younguns). Pledge forms soon to be arriving....

Mar 5 Natural History Snowshoe Discovery Tour - 10 am with Chip Chase, owner of White Grass and lifelong outdoorsman sharing his knowledge of the area as well as the history of the relationship with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the formation of the Refuge here.

TBA bb biathlon championship - 1 pm 3 targets, 9 shots, everyone wins, adults are encouraged to ski and shoot.

Hash Hound Harriers ski hash schedule announced as they are determined.

NATO Telemark Workshop - Dickie has retired and will not be leading classes or tours for 2016-17 as far as we know.

Full Moon Skiing Trips are around each month's lunar glare Dec 14, Jan 12, Feb 11, and Mar 12. We usually head out around 7:30 pm. Good snow, surprising visibility, mysterious sense of control.