Annual PACCSA Picnic scheduled for Saturday August 24th in North Park!!

Join PACCSA for our summer picnic on Saturday, August 24th!  This year we'll be gathering at North Park in the Mars pavilion located on Lake Shore Drive (click here for a map of North Park).  Look for our bright PACCSA and Fischer signs near the Mars pavilion parking area.  We'll kick off at 11 AM with a brief Board meeting to elect officers for the 2019/2020 ski season.  After that we'll be grilling up some hotdogs and hamburgers, playing some games and enjoying everything North Park has to offer.  This event is open to all PACCSA members and their families.  

Please feel free to bring a food item to share with your ski buddies!  Also, North Park has lots of trails and playgrounds for the kids. It's a great place for mountain biking, and you can canoe or kayak in the lake.  In addition, the Lake Shore Drive loop is a great place to rollerski, so bring 'em if you got 'em!

2019 Laurel Mt Volunteer Group Workdays

This year’s Laurel Mt Volunteer Group work days are

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019

More details will be available nearer the date, on the linked event page.

2019 PA Nordic Championship Race Recap!

Photo of Sheldon Degenhardt leading the race

After suffering a cancellation in 2018, the February 3, 2019 edition of PACCSA’s Pennsylvania Nordic Championships went off without a hitch!  For 2019, the races returned to Wilderness Lodge in Wattsburg, PA and drew skiers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maine, Maryland and Virginia!  

Click here for the full story!

PACCSA ski lessons

PACCSA ski lessons take place at Laurel Ridge State Park throughout the winter, usually on Sundays at 1pm, conditions and volunteer schedules permitting.  Keep an eye on the lesson page for more information, and the up to date list.  The lessons are also shown in the events calendar.  

Other lessons

There are a few DCNR ski lessons in other PA state parks, and some of the managed ski areas offer private lessons - call ahead to be sure.