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FREE* XC Skiing and/or Snowshoeing at White Grass

  • Vienna Metro North Parking Lot

    Vienna Metro Station, Vienna, VA (map)

    38.901188 -77.264613

  • Look for Adam's blue Prius with VA license plate "BELAY ON" and a black cargo box on the roof
  • WEATHER UPDATE: I posted this before I realized it's going to be warm all week. I will make a final decision by 5pm on Friday and update this page and send an email if I decide to cancel.

    Saturday is Winter Trails Day, where you can try cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing for free. The best place in the area to do it is White Grass in Canaan Valley, West Virginia.

    The plan is to meet at the Vienna Metro station at 8am and then carpool to White Grass. The drive should take 3 hours.

    According to White Grass's website, there are cross-country ski lessons every hour and a snowshoeing clinic and tour at 2pm.

    Save yourself some time by pre-registering online here.

    Please indicate in your RSVP if you can offer a ride or need a ride.

    * Although the rental and lessons should be free, there may be a $20 area use fee.

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  • Adam M.

    I've cancelled this meetup. It's just too warm for winter sports this weekend.

    January 11, 2013

  • Molly K

    I'm reading that this weekend will be pretty warm out there, potentially into the sixties. Is that changing anyone's plans?

    January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. But they're predicted to get some sort of frozen precip today, which *may* be good for us. I'm more concerned about tomorrow eve and Friday --- rain. If all the snow melts during this time, there'll be nothing to refreeze over night and no snow to ski on. So I think decisions about the drive out need to be postponed until Friday when we know what actually happens.

      January 9, 2013

    • James

      the warm weather is unfortunate because i was at whitegrass last weekend, and the conditions were the best i have seen one the east coast. Amazing powder, lots of groomed and ungroomed stuff.

      January 9, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Molly and Robin - I can take you both and can take skis. I will be leaving from Rosslyn so if that's easier to get to we can meet there.

    January 7, 2013

    • Adam M.

      If I'm to be at the Vienna Metro by 8am I need to leave Rosslyn around 7:30am. I'm OK with pushing the meeting time for the Vienna Metro back to 8:30am if that's what everyone wants to do but I'd rather not as it will probably mean we miss the 12pm ski lesson. If you guys can't get to Rosslyn by 8am can we just meet at Vienna?

      January 7, 2013

    • Tomek

      Sounds good, I'll aim to meet you at Rosslyn at 7.30. take care guys.

      January 7, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Just to clarify, equipment rental and instruction are all completely FREE! (Yay!)

    January 7, 2013

  • Kara

    I'll need a ride. Most likely will carpool to Vienna metro with Mark & Linel and then figure it out from there.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be room to bring our skis?

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would need a ride too

    January 7, 2013

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