Panhandle Nordic Club of North Idaho

Trail Work Party Thursday September 22.  Ski & Snowshoe Area

Work day at the area on Thursday, September 22nd.

Meet at 9 AM in the main parking area at Fourth of July.

We have a little less than a third of a mile of brushing to complete on Jeanette’s Jaunt and some sign posts to reset and signs to post. Dependent on what we find out on the ground there may be a few trees to cut out of the trails. The brushing will require branch loppers so if you have them bring them along.  The club has a limited number, but can only outfit about four people.

We are also planning a modest bar-b-Que this time at the Peaceful View Shelter after the work is complete.  Let us know if you plan to participate so we can plan the food accordingly. Geoff H.

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7 Responses to Home

  1. Cathy says:

    I just moved to cda in May…have never xc ski or snoshoed….is this a good club for beginners or can u recommend one

    • Webmaster says:

      Yes this club is good for beginners. Sometimes beginner x-ski lessons are given. You really don’t need lessons for snowshoeing. But you may want to get advise or rent before you buy.

  2. karl shewmake says:

    Hello
    I am considering a move to Lewiston, ID, from central Wisconsin. I like to XC ski, skate and classic, groomed trails. Am open to learning to back country ski also. How would be living in Lewiston in the winter for getting to some snow and trails? if easier, please call me 715 572 1254 to go over what it is like for someone who likes to XC ski a lot to live there.
    Thanks so much
    Karl

    • Webmaster says:

      I assume you have researched Lewiston’s climate. It is only about 700 feet above sea level, almost never snows and even less likely to stick. You’d have a long way to go to get to groomed trails. Summers are hot and dry. Winter relatively mild – they golf and bike year round. http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/nordic
      Even these areas are not high enough to have consistently good snow, and the grooming may not be up to your expectations.
      If you are looking for communities with world-class nordic and a lot of like-minded people, I would look into McCall, Id., Ketchum, Id., or Winthrop, WA

    • Eric says:

      I have trained for three Birkies out of Moscow, Idaho, which is about 30 min north of Lewiston. Nearby groomed XC areas include Palouse Divide (50 min NE of Moscow) and Fields Spring (45 min south of Lewiston). These areas are good in cold winters but poor skiing in warm, El Nino winters. McCall is 3 hours south of Lewiston. Would be better of course to live in a real ski town like McCall or Winthrop but not all of us can manage that luxury.

  3. Mort Kraus says:

    I’m good at figuring out how to get places; can’t figute out how to get to the 4th of July Nordic center. Seeing it will factor into my decision to join. I’ll appreciate your help.

    • Webmaster says:

      I-90 East of Coeur d’Alene by about 11 miles. I think exit 28. The exit is well marked as 4th of July Recreation Area.

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