Schools Closed. Government Offices Closed. Wilderness Voyageurs….
IS OPEN!!! We are here for you and the extra play days suddenly in your schedule.
Ohiopyle is one snowy delight. Thanks to Ohiopyle State Park for keeping the bike trail tracked for cross country skiing. I’ve heard a lot of people complaining for the last 2 winters that they haven’t been able to use their snowshoes. If that rings true for you – don’t miss this opportunity! Some trails are too deep for skiing right now, but are ideal for snowshoes. Just be prepared for a good workout.
If you do want to ski, our advice is either stick to the bike trail or go steep! The snow is so deep right now that making normal tracks is difficult. There are plenty of fun runs around the park that often aren’t skiable. But they are now! The pipeline off Firetower is a blast, but isn’t for the faint of heart and does require quite a trudge out on the bike trail.
When you’re done playing in the snow, come warm up at Falls City Pub. The pub is open Thursday through Monday with a Wii bowling championship ongoing. There is great micro-brew selection including Hop Devil IPA, Dog Fish, Burning River and plenty more. The Black Bean Burrito and Chicken Wrap are 2 of the favorite eats.
Here is a shot of Garrett St looking from the store down the street towards the pub. And what’s that forecast I just saw? Another 10 days of powder coming to 15470!
Favorite Gear of the Week: Aside from a Subaru with snow tires, Mountain Hardwear’s Nitrous Jacket is closely trailing The Synchro ski jacket and pants!