The Augusta Heritage Center will present “Chip Chase—The Story of Cross-Country Skiing in Canaan Valley, WV.”
This discussion, generously sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Augusta Heritage Center page on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7 PM. Afterward, it will be archived on Augusta’s YouTube channel.
Chip Chase is the owner and founder of the White Grass Ski Touring Center in Canaan Valley, WV. Active in the back-to-the-land self-reliant movement in the Shenandoah Mountains, Chip decided to start a Cross Country Center in a one-room schoolhouse near White Grass Knob, Virginia, in 1979. In 1981 he set up shop at a little-known area of the valley called Weiss Knob. Now, thousands of skiers a year flock to White Grass to experience this vision turned reality. Tune in to listen to one man’s mission to bring Nordic skiing to the mountain state.
The Augusta Heritage Center is known internationally for teaching, presenting, and nurturing traditional music, folklife and folk art. It is located on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV.
Cover Photo Credit – Brian Sarfino